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SolidWorks FeatureManager System Options

Always Show the Solid Bodies Folder

Accidentally hiding solid bodies within a part file is a common source of confusion, leading to the inevitable question regarding why the user is unable...
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Adding Custom Toolbox Component Sizes

If there is a specific fastener you need but can’t find the size in the default Toolbox, you can modify and add custom sizes.  Open...
Tool and Die – Emboss Punch Design Topic: When Extrude to Surface does not work…

Tool and Die – Emboss Punch Design Topic: When Extrude to Surface does not work…

As a former Tool and Die designer I came to appreciate the power of SolidWorks when designing Embossing Dies. Most of the times, I would...
“Fast Rebuilt” Technique for SOLIDWORKS Patterns (when even a bodies pattern is too slow)

“Fast Rebuilt” Technique for SOLIDWORKS Patterns (when even a bodies pattern is too slow)

Sometimes conventional patterning techniques are not the fastest. In this example we tried standard feature and body patterns for stacking 100 pots and found out...
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How to check if a SOLIDWORKS Face is Planar / Flat

How can you check for a SOLIDWORKS Planar Face with one mouse click? Just select a face in the graphic area and see if the...
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Using PropertyLinks Professional to filter a Finish or Heat Treat based on the selected SolidWorks Material

In this tech tip you will learn how to use PropertyLinks Professional to filter a Finish or Heat Treat based on the selected SolidWorks Material....

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Posts

SOLIDWORKS Electrical BOM Exclude

How to Exclude a Manufacturer Part from a SOLIDWORKS Electrical BOM

Now in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021, you can use the "Exclude from bill of materials" property in the Manufacturer part properties dialog box to show or hide components in a BOM....
SOLIDWORKS Composer Delete Empty Groups

SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021 Delete Empty Groups at Import

Ever imported models into SOLIDWORKS Composer only to find that some of the assembly structure is empty?  You might then be tempted to go through the assembly tree and manually...
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mesher Types

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Enhanced Blended Curvature-Based Mesher

SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides three different types of meshers.  The Standard and Curvature-Based meshers have been available for a long time.  The Blended Curvature-Based mesher was introduced in Simulation 2016 with...