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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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SOLIDWORKS Activation Wizard

SOLIDWORKS Activation Wizard

We receive a few calls on a daily basis that our customers ask us to release a license from a computer. Usually it happens when they are trying to move SOLIDWORKS from one machine to another and they forgot to deactivate the license on the…

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Arc Measurements in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Arc Dimensions

In this post I’ll show you how to use the Smart Dimension Tool to add SOLIDWORKS Arc Dimensions. Arc Length Dimension To add an arc length dimension, you have to select both of the arc’s end points first. St this point the Smart Dimension tool…

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Bend Allowance, Bend Deduction and K-Factor Tables in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Bend Table

In this series of blog posts it was discussed what different terms like Bend Allowance, Bend Deduction and K-Factor mean and how we can calculate them for a specific sheet. You can read the previous post: What are Bend Allowance, Bend Deduction and K-Factor? And the post…

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Calculating Bend Allowance, Bend Deduction, and K-Factor

Calculating Bend Allowance

In my previous post I talked about K-Factor, Bend Allowance and Bend Deduction and what they mean in sheet metal design. Now let’s see how we can obtain these values for a specific sheet. As I mentioned in my last post you need to do…

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What Are Bend Allowance, Bend Deduction and K-Factor?

In a series of posts we are going to review the most important sheet metal design terminology — Bend Allowance, Bend Deduction and K-Factor. In this post I will review what these terms mean and in the next post I will show you how to calculate and use…

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How to adjust the amount of Transparency applied to SOLIDWORKS Assembly Components

SOLIDWORKS Transparency Amount

Have you ever wondered if you can have a different amount of transparency applied to different components in your assembly? I was asked that question recently and fortunately the answer is yes and there is a quick way to do it. In order to have…

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