Large Assembly Mode

Large Assemblies taking too long to load? Try SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review Mode

SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review

Are your SOLIDWORKS assemblies taking too long to load? There is a solution for you with the SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review Mode. When you need to get into an assembly and would like to view all the components and maybe get some measurements you do not need to open up the assembly fully resolved. Instead you should use the Large Design Review Mode (LDR). Released with SOLIDWORKS 2012 this feature loads only a fraction of your assembly data, while still providing access to a lot of useful tools. Throughout the past couple of years there have been enhancements making this great feature even greater! It is easier to view the structure of patterns and assembly features in the feature manager design tree and we have more control over assembly options for updating graphics! How to access Large Design Review Mode: To open an assembly in Large Design Review mode, click Open (Standard…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Options to Improve Performance in Large Assembly Mode

Working with large assemblies in 3D CAD software can be very challenging due to dealing with heavy file load. In SOLIDWORKS there are tricks to handle large assemblies such as loading in lightweight or using SpeedPak. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2017, you can reduce the number of rebuilds and other time-consuming operations. Here is the list of the SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Options in SOLIDWORKS 2017: Suspend automatic rebuild Verification on Rebuild Maximum Time to Update Center of Mass and Equations As shown in the following image, you can select Suspend Automatic Rebuild or Disable Verification on Rebuild under Tools > Options > System Options > Assemblies. Maximum Time to Update Center of Mass and Equations In an active assembly, operations for the center of mass and equations linked to mass properties are updated only when they take 0.5 seconds or less. If the update takes more than 0.5 seconds, the center of mass and equations are marked with the rebuilt sign,…

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