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How to increase SOLIDWORKS performance when working with downloaded Vendor models

Working with downloaded Vendor models can be an issue, since these are often. STEP or .IGES files. You may not have full control over the level of detail included in the model. One of the main causes of slow SOLIDWORKS performance is due to the…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer File Open Options for importing geometry

SOLIDWORKS Composer File Open Options

When creating a new SOLIDWORKS Composer file you may notice a few different options for opening your 3D CAD files.  The three options on the right-hand side of the Open dialog are “Open”, “Merge into the current document” and “Merge into a new document”.  In…

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How to Reduce the Number of Edges for an Imported Surface?

How many times have you imported a neutral format file (STEP, Parasolid, IGES) in SolidWorks and encountered challenges when working on it? Let me give you an example regarding edges: “How many open edges does the surface from fig. 1 have?”

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Mayday! – The Customer Sent a New STEP File in the 11th Hour

You spent a lot of time on this project. Everything started with a STEP file received from your customer, file that you imported in SolidWorks, repaired, cleaned up, added the required features (don’t they not know molded parts need draft?)… Now the feature tree is 3 feet long….

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