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SOLIDWORKS Composer

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for SOLIDWORKS Composer from the Javelin technical team

SOLIDWORKS Composer – Exporting Views for reuse in other assemblies or projects

In SOLIDWORKS Composer it is possible to export and import the views you have created. For example, if you have…

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3DVIA Composer Create a Walkthrough animation using Fly Through

A quick way to create a walkthrough style animation in 3DVIA Composer is by using the Fly Through Mode tool…

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How to insert additional bodies into 3DVIA Composer – Part 2

In a previous tip, a method of inserting additional bodies using the File -> Open dialog, was presented.  In this…

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How to reset the 3DVIA Composer User Interface (GUI)

Resetting the GUI in 3DVIA Composer is easily accomplished through the menu: File -> Preferences -> General, then click on…

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Unghost Tool

How to unghost actors in 3DVIA Composer

In Composer we can temporarily ghost an actor by placing the cursor over the actor and pressing the “TAB” key, and…

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How to add a dummy part to a 3DVIA Composer project

Sometimes in 3DVIA Composer you need to show an item on the BOM but there was no actor in the file to…

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How to insert additional bodies into a 3DVIA Composer file

There is a simple procedure to use with 3DVIA Composer that allows you to insert a new actor (body) into…

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3DVIA Composer Line Widths

3DVIA Composer Line Widths

In the 3DVIA Composer Technical Illustration module, line widths can be a bit tricky to figure out.  This 3DVIA Composer…

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3DVIA Composer Reset Registry

Copying or resetting interface customizations and “clean” uninstall of 3DVIA Composer

Note: this tip is for advanced users who are familiar with editing the registry of a computer! SolidWorks has the…

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