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Selecting Faces with the SOLIDWORKS Select Other tool

The ‘Select Other’ is a common tool used in SOLIDWORKS, but some may not be aware of its functionality or the extra right-click option.  This command has been around for a long time and is one of many tools and techniques taught in SOLIDWORKS training courses…

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SolidWorks Tutorial – Apply Material to All Parts of an Assembly [VIDEO]

What do you do when you work on a large assembly, with multiple levels of sub-assemblies, and want to apply the most common material to all the parts? Opening each part file on its own and applying the material is extremely time-consuming. Instead of that follow this simple 3 step procedure: Open the main assembly Select all the part components Apply the same material to the whole selection Sounds simple, does it not? The problem is that even though SolidWorks is renowned for being the most intuitive CAD software available today, some workflows are not yet as straightforward as the users would like. Case in hand: Step 2 – creating a selection set of only the components that are “parts”, while filtering out the sub-assemblies. It is doable but it is…

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Using the SOLIDWORKS Selection Filter

SOLIDWORKS Selection Filter Toolbar

Have you ever been working in SOLIDWORKS when suddenly you are no longer able to select items in the graphics area, your cursor now showing what looks like a small blue funnel next to it?  If so you’ve accidentally turned on the SOLIDWORKS Selection Filter. The Selection…

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