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How to attach additional leader lines to SOLIDWORKS Balloons

Messy drawing views

Does your company require you to have every part in a drawing identified to avoid confusion? This blog post will show you how to identify every item in your drawing view without requiring extra SOLIDWORKS balloons. When you identify every item in an assembly drawing do your views end up looking like the example below…

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SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM with Single Body Sheet Metal Part

When you create a SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM from an assembly that contains sheet metal or weldment parts it will add further indented rows with the cutlist information.  You have the option to show the ‘Detailed cut list’ in the Indented BOM.  For weldment files, deselecting the ‘Detailed cut list’ option will show the total length…

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How to combine multiple Custom Properties in a SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials

When going through the process of creating an assembly drawing, it is beneficial in most cases to make use of Custom Properties listed in individual Bill of Materials (BOM) columns. These could be a Part Description, Part Number, Manufacturer, etc. Sometimes, it may be beneficial to combine multiple part Custom Properties into one column in…

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How to sort SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Components in your BOM table [VIDEO]

Sort SOLIDWORKS Toolbox BOM

Have you ever wondered how you can sort your SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials in a way that all of your SOLIDWORKS toolbox components are listed at the foot of the BOM table? That was the problem that one of our customers was facing. If you look at the sorting options that are available for a BOM table,…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Lock Column Width & Row Height formatting now saved in BOM Templates

BOM Tables in SOLIDWORKS can sometimes create as many issues as they often solve, as you take the time to manipulate the shape of your table against a given drawing template.  After all of the manipulation via dragging columns and rows to a perfect height, you discover you have to do it again, for the…

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Automate to Dominate: Automate tasks within Enterprise business systems

One of the great things about the internet is how it has simplified many aspects of our lives. You can order nearly anything online quickly and easily with a smart phone or tablet. How valuable would the internet be, however, if you ordered something but did not get what you ordered? For example, imagine your frustration…

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How to Add a Header to a SOLIDWORKS BOM Table

BOM Header

Recently I was asked by one of our customers if it was possible to add a header to a BOM table in SOLIDWORKS. Fortunately, the answer is yes and here’s how you can do it. After inserting a BOM table, and while it is still selected — you can see that directly below the four-way arrow cross in the…

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Automate to Dominate: Create effortless Drawings (and other Manufacturing data) with DriveWorks

I joined the Javelin team in October 2000 and vividly remember the impression that we made on designers during SOLIDWORKS drawing creation presentations. They were amazed when we would simply “drag and drop” a 3D model onto a drawing template and instantly create four views and a Bill of Material (BOM). They could not believe their eyes when we…

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