Purge

Be extremely careful when using the new SOLIDWORKS PURGE command

This is the fourth article from the “What’s Really New in SOLIDWORKS 2016” series, where we continue to extensively test the new functionality introduced by the latest version of SOLIDWORKS. The new enhancement Purge has been voted among the Top Ten Ideas at SOLIDWORKS World by the SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Purge Unused Features

Purge Dialog

A new command has been introduced for SOLIDWORKS 2016 that allows you to Purge unused features from a part or assembly document. For assemblies: any parts that are suppressed in all configurations can be purged, and any unused assembly features, such as mates or reference geometry, can…

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Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day – You Decide: Fast or Small…

The 14th video from the What’s Really New in SolidWorks 2013 series presents one of the most popular SolidWorks enhancement requests of this millennium: give the user the ability to control the file size of a SolidWorks model. SolidWorks 2013 offers users for the first time a degree of control in this matter. Now users can decide where is the right balance between fast openings and file sizes, having the ability to purge the Parasolid model data from non-active configurations. Emailing files to your customers or suppliers becomes possible again, since purging the model data from multiconfiguration models should reduce the file size to a fraction of the original. Also, when you backup your file set, you will find out that you need much less space than before. The cherry on the cake is…

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