SOLIDWORKS Assembly

Working with Selection Sets in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Selection Sets

SOLIDWORKS is very flexible about letting you execute your designs and perform your work in a manner that suits you. With SOLIDWORKS Selection Sets you are not to locked into a particular workflow, or sequence, of picks and clicks. This is obvious when selecting items…

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How to Copy and Paste in SOLIDWORKS

Copy and Paste in SOLIDWORKS

First off, SOLIDWORKS is made specifically for Windows. When the first release of SOLIDWORKS came out in 1995, it was designed to be fully compliant with Windows. This is beneficial to anyone who is proficient in Windows File Explorer as it means you already have…

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Mastering the Rotating Functions in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Rotate Part

Here are a few tricks that every user should know about the rotate functions in SOLIDWORKS. We’ll take a look at steps to take that will help you be as efficient as possible when rotating your part and sketch text. We’ll start by clicking and…

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What Every Engineer Should Know About SOLIDWORKS Virtual Component

SOLIDWORKS Virtual Component

This Video Tech Tip is all about working with a SOLIDWORKS Virtual Component; what they are? Why they’re great, and how to use them. Watch the video below to learn more: What is a SOLIDWORKS Virtual Component? A Virtual Component is used for assembly modeling…

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Are you smarter than a SOLIDWORKS Smart Component?

SOLIDWORKS Smart Component Auto Size Editing

Imagine we have an assembly with multiple, differently sized, pipes and we need to add bushings to the end of all of them. Now imagine this is something we are doing regularly, frustrating right? If this sounds like you, I hope you’ve been taking advantage…

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Use SOLIDWORKS Component Reference to label Assembly Components

SOLIDWORKS Component References Added

The SOLIDWORKS Component Reference provides you with the ability to assign a label to each instance of a component in an assembly. For example, you could use Component Reference to identify each instance of the same Gear component used in an assembly. You can show…

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Lock SOLIDWORKS External References to prevent design change

Lock external references

When working with an assembly that utilizes the SOLIDWORKS top down assembly design approach it is good practice to lock the external references for a design that is ready for release. This will help to ensure the design does not change unless the external references…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Results on Specific Assembly Components

Using assemblies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation can make things more difficult to view the results of the various plots.  Perhaps you only want to see results for specific components in your assembly.  There are techniques to view the results on selected components. Here is a simple…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Component Pattern Synchronize Options

New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 are Synchronize options for the configuration of a component pattern, for instance if we need components to be all the same configuration. When patterning components in a SOLIDWORKS assembly, there have for many years been options to vary the configuration of…

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