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SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017 Attaching files to a 3D PDF

In SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017, files can be attached to a 3D PDF, when it is published. To do this, click on Publish 3D PDF. Click on Attach Files and browse to the file you want to attach: The attachment will appear under the attachment/paperclip tab on the…

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Resolving line quality issues when exporting SOLIDWORKS Drawing to PDF

Are you experiencing linetype quality issues when creating a SOLIDWORKS Drawing PDF? This may be caused by a simple option when saving as a PDF from a SOLIDWORKS Drawing. When saving a drawing as a PDF from the File > Save As menu. Click on the Options button in the…

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How to link PDF Document Properties to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Data Card Variables

In SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2016 it’s possible to link PDF document properties with SOLIDWORKS PDM variables and create a two way relationship. How To Map Custom Properties to PDF Data Cards First step is to create some variables for this information via Administration Tool > Variables > Right-Click > New Variable…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision Control Best Practices [VIDEO]

PDM Workflow Plan

SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision control has always been the most important reason why customers are adopting the PDM system.  The term “revision control” however can mean different things to different people.  Fundamentally, it is important to keep an ongoing history of a part or product design but…

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SOLIDWORKS MBD 2016 Improves Communication with Manufacturing [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017 Webinar

SOLIDWORKS MBD 2016 (Model Based Definition) is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS. It helps companies define, organize, and publish 3D product and manufacturing information (PMI), such as dimensions and tolerances, along with 3D model data into industry-standard file formats. Unlike traditional 2D drawings,…

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Automation with Options and Variants

Options and Variants is a very powerful and yet easy to use design automation tool. In a short amount of time it helps designers configure systems to provide consistently accurate designs while saving an enormous amount of time and money. There are so many E3 users raving about this functionality. Check out the video below to see how it works, how easy it is to add these options in your design and to control your design. You can also check out the Options and Variants Blog series to get more details: How To Automate Your Electrical Schematics – Part I How To Automate Your Electrical Schematics – Part II How To Automate Your Electrical Schematics – Part III

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Automatic Reports and Intelligent PDFs

The people consuming your design are not just the designers or the people reviewing your design. It is used by the Manufacturing team, Assembly team, purchasing , support , sales and even the Customer/End User – in essence everyone involved in making or using the design/product. What can these capabilities help you achieve?  How is it helping others? E3 with its Intelligent PDFs and Automated comprehensive reports gives you the ability to share your design and your design intent with all these consumers of the information you create with utmost ease while maintaining top notch quality. The 1 button reports have given E3 customers the ability to provide information in different formats for different audience in a format that is tailored to the end user….

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