SOLIDWORKS Assembly

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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SOLIDWORKS Assembly Components Copy with Mates

Copy With Mates

Copy with Mates is a fantastic ability available in SOLIDWORKS that allows you to copy a component and paste them along with the mates that were used. Let’s imagine that we have to mate a spacer over a select amount of hole locations and a…

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SOLIDWORKS In-Context Assembly Display Techniques

SOLIDWORKS In-Context Assembly Display

Remember playing hide and seek with your friends? I played that game with my friends for hours until our moms yelled out the door to get our behinds in the house for bed time. Playing hide and seek with your SOLIDWORKS assembly parts while editing…

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SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Tutorial

SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Tutorial

Interested in managing your SOLIDWORKS large assembly more effectively? Watch this video tutorial from Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert Alin Vargatu, as he gives you a taste of SOLIDWORKS large assembly training available from Javelin. SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Problem One of the biggest issues that SOLIDWORKS users…

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How to Scale an Assembly in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Assembly to Scale

The Scale feature (found by selecting the Insert menu, Features, then pick Scale) can be used to change the scale of all features within a single part.  When used, this tool appears as an extra feature in the Feature Tree.  However, this feature is limited to use…

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A SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Machine: The Ultimate Assembly Visualization Training Event

SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Assembly Visualization

Alin Vargatu shares his 3DEXPERIENCE World presentation (A SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Machine: The Ultimate Assembly Visualization Training) in an online live training format. For users who work with SOLIDWORKS assemblies, which is practically everyone, there is no tool more versatile for interrogating an existing assembly as…

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How to Locate Virtual Components within a SOLIDWORKS Assembly

SOLIDWORKS Virtual Components in an assembly stores the information internally within the assembly file.  There is no external file (.sldprt or .sldasm) that is referenced.  These components are typically used when generating models using the top-down modeling method.  For more information on this modeling practice…

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How to Reuse a Part Exploded View in a SOLIDWORKS Assembly

SOLIDWORKS 2020 now allows you to reuse an exploded view that you have already created in a multi-body part file in an assembly level exploded view. I’ll use the lamp model below as an example: To reuse an exploded view follow these steps: Create an…

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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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