Assembly Components

Inserting additional components into an existing SOLIDWORKS Composer file

In many cases you may find the need to insert additional actors/components to an existing SOLIDWORKS Composer file.  Luckily there is a very simple process to add as many additional SOLIDWORKS Composer actors as you may need. In this case let’s say we wanted to…

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Driving Assembly Component with Configured Assembly Dimension

Once in awhile SOLIDWORKS users report that a part driven by a configured assembly dimension will display the same way if different assembly configurations are used in the same higher-level assembly or a drawing.  This is expected. In the example below, there are three parts…

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How to Assemble your Parts in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling

If you are just getting started with SOLIDWORKS a quick way to learn how to assemble your parts in SOLIDWORKS is by viewing the Assembly Modeling Basics Tutorials on MySolidWorks (note a free login on My.SolidWorks.com is required to access the videos). The Basic Assembly Modeling learning path/course introduces the main…

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Show All Hidden Bodies and Components

Working with SOLIDWORKS Weldments or other Multi-body parts, we often need to show all or some hidden bodies.  It is easy to right-click on a hidden body and make it visible if it can be found it in a weldment cutlist, in a Solid Bodies folder or…

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SOLIDWORKS drawing view with assembly components displayed in different colours or line types

In a SOLIDWORKS drawing view, assembly components can be displayed in different colours using layers.  Additionally, the type and thickness of the component edges can be specified using RMB option ‘Component Line Font.’ The Layers toolbar/dialog box can be activated from the View > Toolbars menu. …

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