Drawing

How to add a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Watermark from Microsoft Word

In addition to using a sheet-format annotation as a watermark, you can also add a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Watermark from Microsoft Word. Start by accessing sheet format – right-click on the drawing blank area and select Edit Sheet Format.  Proceed with Insert > Object > Create New >…

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Ultra Electronics engineers work confidently with training and support from Javelin

Ultra Electronics Team Featured

Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems has earned an international reputation for developing and manufacturing undersea surveillance systems for ships and submarines, and “Through The Earth” (TTE) communications and signalling for government and private sector customers. For years, SOLIDWORKS® 3D design tools have helped Maritime Systems maintain…

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SOLIDWORKS and ExactFlat are the Perfect Fit for the Textile Industry

ExactFlat Machine

In the textile industry it has always been a tedious and manual process to get a proper material pattern out of a cutter that fits perfectly the first time, this is where ExactFlat shines.   Exactflat uses complex proprietary algorithms developed by Scientists and CAD industry veterans over…

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The Steel Detailer (VIDEO Series 1 of 3)

Steelwork Construction

Steel construction with the familiarity and flexibility of SOLIDWORKS “The Steel Detailer is an add-on for SOLIDWORKS which allows structural and mechanical designers to efficiently design structural steel within the SOLIDWORKS environment”. By using the strengths of SOLIDWORKS and adding some autonomy, The Steel Detailer is without a…

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How to show a Decal in a SOLIDWORKS HLR Drawing View

Every so often with SOLIDWORKS we run into some great functionality who’s limitations leave us feeling a little flat… (Pun Intended) The use of Decals in our SOLIDWORKS models makes for a fantastic bit of functionality, however it requires a shaded viewing in order for the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Sheet Scale Control in Status Bar

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2016, working with drawings is a little easier.  In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS, the Status Bar showed the current sheet scale in Drawings, now in 2016 the sheet scale can be controlled from the Status Bar. The popup sheet scale list allow users…

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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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My SOLIDWORKS Drawing Pack and Go has an Extra File Reference!?

On rare occasions, you may see an extra referenced model when making a Drawing Pack and Go, even if the model is not in a drawing view.  While this won’t affect your assemblies or drawing files, it does copy the extra file with the Pack and…

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How to Increase System Performance using SOLIDWORKS Decals

SOLIDWORKS Decals

If you are designing something in SOLIDWORKS that has moving components, electrical or heat sources, or any other type of hazard, it’s a pretty good idea to apply a warning label to your design to warn users of the dangers they may face (lest you…

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