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How to create a Jog in a SOLIDWORKS Weld Symbol Leader

SOLIDWORKS multi jog weld symbol

In this post I will show you how to create a SOLIDWORKS multi jog weld symbol. This is one of those neat options that can help a lot especially when dealing with complex drawings. Usually there are a lot of dimensions, notes, balloons and so…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Cleaning Utility

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Cleaning Utility

One of the lesser known tools that gets installed along with SOLIDWORKS software is the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Cleaning Utility. This utility tool can be used to permanently delete any simulation data, including simulation setup and results information, from any SOLIDWORKS part or assembly file. There are a…

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SOLIDWORKS exported STEP file only includes one of my assembly components?!

SOLIDWORKS STEP File

You have been asked to send a SOLIDWORKS STEP file of your assembly and you know that it only takes a few seconds. You open your assembly and save it as *.step. Of course, you open the STEP file to make sure that everything is…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides Hole Callout features for Advanced Holes

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Hole Callout

SOLIDWORKS 2017 introduced the Advanced Hole feature which is a powerful tool for creating complex multi-stepped holes. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2018 you can quickly and easily detail an Advanced Hole using the Hole Callout feature. Furthermore, as you place the callout, new “Reverse callout order” and…

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Blank SOLIDWORKS Assembly?!!!

You start your day and open an assembly that you were working on and suddenly you freeze and panic because there is a blank SOLIDWORKS assembly?!!! For sure the first thing you do is try a Rebuild or Force-Rebuild but it doesn’t help. You try Zoom-to-Fit…

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Assembly Visualization is even better with SOLIDWORKS 2018

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Visualization

Without a doubt, one of my favorite tools is SOLIDWORKS Assembly Visualization. It provides different ways to display and sort an assembly’s components in a list and in the graphics area. One area where you can benefit from using this tool is improving the performance…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Mirror Part now includes Material and Visual Properties

Mirror Part PropertyManager

SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides a variety of new enhancements. One of the new enhancements is the ability to include the material and the visual appearance of the parent part in the derived part when using the SOLIDWORKS Mirror Part command (Insert -> Mirror Part). If you…

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Why does my SOLIDWORKS Model look so dark?

Why does my SOLIDWORKS Model look so dark?

One of the questions that I often receive is “Why does my SOLIDWORKS Model look so dark?”. It gets even worse if you switch to a ‘Shaded’ display style. Our customers ensure they have a supported graphics card and driver, and in most cases there are…

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SOLIDWORKS Rebuild Commands

SOLIDWORKS Rebuild

When you are working with SOLIDWORKS you may see the rebuild icon next to some of the features every once in a while. This means that SOLIDWORKS needs to rebuild the model in order for the dimensional changes to take effect. The SOLIDWORKS Rebuild Command…

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