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SOLIDWORKS Breadcrumbs

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Breadcrumbs can always be shown beside your Mouse Pointer

For those who have never used or heard of Breadcrumbs in SOLIDWORKS before, you are really missing out.  This is a powerful selection tool to save time spent digging through the FeatureManager Design Tree for the feature you need to edit.  For details and a…

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Where did the Add Relation Breadcrumb Go? Can I bring it back?

SOLIDWORKS Add Relation Breadcrumb

In newer versions of SOLIDWORKS, sketch relation options are added to the breadcrumb. You can multi-select two or more sketch entities by holding the Ctrl key and upon releasing the key, a breadcrumb will appear next to your mouse cursor, and a relation can be…

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Locking a SOLIDWORKS Concentric Mate

Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2014, you have the ability to lock rotation of concentric mates.  This can help avoid additional mates required if you didn’t want the components to rotate.  Review Chris’ blog post for a quick tutorial of this functionality. How to quickly tell if…

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Essential SOLIDWORKS keyboard shortcuts

SOLIDWORKS Keyboard Shortcuts

This is going to be a debatable list, as many different people have many different workflows and habits they are accustomed to. I will however try and walk the centerline, and tell you about some of the time saving SOLIDWORKS keyboard shortcuts that everyone should…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Breadcrumb Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Breadcrumb

People who know me know I like symmetry. I like symmetry in architecture, in design, and especially in SOLIDWORKS. As far back as I’ve been using SOLIDWORKS (since 2001), I’ve kept my designs symmetrical whenever possible. As such, I liked to use the Front, Top,…

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SOLIDWORKS Breadcrumbs provide a heads-up display for a Selection

SOLIDWORKS Breadcrumbs are a context-based view of the current selection in the SOLIDWORKS graphics area designed to show related elements up and down the hierarchical tree; from the selected entity through to the top level assembly or part. Check out the video below to see SOLIDWORKS Breadcrumbs…

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