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How to define a SOLIDWORKS Detail View in a specific shape rather than a circle

SOLIDWORKS Detail View selection

When teaching the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course I often get asked “Can you make a SOLIDWORKS Detail View that is not a circle?” The answer is yes, you can! First create a closed contour sketch where you want the detail view using either an ellipse, spline,…

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My SOLIDWORKS Detail View Circle is stuck?!

We all have moments where we’re in a bit of a rush and accidentally end up with some unintended consequences. We see this particular issue quite a bit when it comes to drawings and the placement of Detail View Circles upon your primary or “Parent”…

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How to find Parent View of a Section or Detail View located on a different sheet in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

With all of the information you need to show on your drawing sheets they get rather full and complicated.  You might want separate sheets with the Section and Detail views.  If you try creating a new sheet to add these views, you will notice that they…

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