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How to sync SOLIDWORKS Composer sub-assemblies with SOLIDWORKS

If you use SOLIDWORKS Composer in tandem with SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Design to generate the models, chances are that you have had difficulty updating the Composer file after an update in a sub-assembly. In this article,  we will explore a way to set up your Composer…

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Save assembly construction time with SOLIDWORKS SmartMates!

SOLIDWORKS SmartMates

Assembling components in SOLIDWORKS?  There are multiple ways to mate components together.  Some methods are faster, while other methods are slower but more intelligent (such as the Mate manager). SOLIDWORKS SmartMates are one of the faster methods, where you can avoid the repetitive mouse travel…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Toolbox Integration

The recommended SOLIDWORKS PDM Toolbox Integration is to add a Windows registry option to automatically force caching of the latest version of SOLIDWORKS Toolbox references on open when Toolbox is managed in SOLIDWORKS PDM. This override ensures that the latest version of a Toolbox reference…

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Creating a BOM with Part & Assembly Actors in SOLIDWORKS Composer

When working in SOLIDWORKS Composer, there might be a situation were the information that is being expressed in the Bill of Materials (BOM) come from both the part & assembly level. In the article ‘How to create an Assembly Level BOM‘, we learned how to…

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How to Group SOLIDWORKS Assembly Mates and Fasteners into Folders

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, you can group SOLIDWORKS Assembly mates by status and separate fasteners into folders. You can group the mates by their status, such as Solved mates, mates with Errors, Over defined mates, Suppressed mates, Suppressed mates that reference missing components, and Inactive (fixed) components (mates that reference fixed components). Group mates and…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Assembly Pattern Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Linear Pattern

Some useful pattern features in Parts are now available in Assemblies with SOLIDWORKS 2019.  This provides greater control when positioning your components while still using patterns to save on rebuild time. Linear Pattern – Up to Reference Assembly linear patterns can take advantage of the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Warning when Inserting Complex Components

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Creating Assembly Bounding Box in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Bounding Box

Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2019 you don’t need to save your assemblies as parts in order to insert a bounding box for them. The assembly bounding box can be created directly in the assembly level using the same calculations that were used previously in the part…

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How to create an Assembly Level BOM in SOLIDWORKS Composer

Just like SOLIDWORKS we can create a BOM that calls out sub-assemblies in the bills of materials of Composer assemblies. The SOLIDWORKS Composer Assembly BOM will have unique IDs that do not match other views. Follow the steps below to create an Assembly Level BOM:…

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