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How to import Product Manufacturing information (PMI) into SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer can directly import Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) data from SOLIDWORKS models. PMI conveys attributes that are necessary for manufacturing a product component. The attributes include geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T), datums, dimensions, Special symbols such as diameters and degrees and surface finishes. To import…

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Why your Sales and Marketing Teams need SOLIDWORKS Composer [On-Demand Webinar]

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How much time are you spending on Technical Documentation? Getting the necessary images for technical documentation and or marketing can take several weeks, or even months! Delays in the process will often occur as the product needs to be completely designed and or manufactured before…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer File Open Options for importing geometry

SOLIDWORKS Composer File Open Options

When creating a new SOLIDWORKS Composer file you may notice a few different options for opening your 3D CAD files.  The three options on the right-hand side of the Open dialog are “Open”, “Merge into the current document” and “Merge into a new document”.  In…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS Composer Executable (.exe) Package [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Composer Package

There are a number of options to help export final outputs for your Composer projects. Perhaps one of the most useful options to save out your composer projects for customers or clients viewing is the Save as SOLIDWORKS Composer Package option. This option saves an…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Animation Timeline Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Composer like all other SOLIDWORKS products is constantly being improved from year to year.  One of the biggest enhancements for the 2016 release in my mind has been the improvements made to the animation timeline. In previous versions, the animation timeline had a limited number of…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Documentation Update Best Practices

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One of the greatest features of SOLIDWORKS Composer is the ability to update documents.  Imagine your technical documentation team generates a 100-page instruction manual.  Just days after completion, the engineering and manufacturing team makes some minor or major changes to their components and assemblies.  Does the…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Import Options

Choosing the correct SOLIDWORKS Composer Import Options is a crucial step when importing your CAD files into a Composer project.  This will help optimize your project down the line when it comes to annotating components and creating bill of materials within Composer. When importing CAD…

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How to improve SOLIDWORKS Composer Digger Image Quality [VIDEO]

When using the SOLIDWORKS Composer Digger tool, you may notice that after capturing the image the quality of the digger image seems to be quite low.  The reason for this is due to the resolution settings as defined in WorkShops → High Resolution Image. In the image…

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How to hide the SOLIDWORKS Composer compass from Animation & Image Outputs

The SOLIDWORKS Composer Compass Icon in the top-right corner of the viewport is used to help orient your viewpoint within the 3D environment.  The compass is a collaborative actor and can be used and controlled just like any other collaborative actor. When creating images and…

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