SOLIDWORKS Configuration

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 Selecting a Configuration in the Preview Tab

SOLIDWORKS PDM Configuration Preview

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 now gives users the ability to preview a different configuration of a file other than the one that was active when the file was last saved by using an updated SOLIDWORKS PDM Configuration Preview. This new functionality can allow users to quickly view…

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Protect your SOLIDWORKS Configurations from unwanted features

There is a SOLIDWORKS Configuration Suppress Features checkbox in the advanced options of the Configuration Properties, and it is checked by default.  What is the purpose of the Suppress Features option? If Suppress Features were unchecked, then any features added in other configurations will be…

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A Rebuild Renaissance in SOLIDWORKS 2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Rebuild

As you might expect, the rebuild tool in SOLIDWORKS is one of the most frequently used tools in the suite. The frequency of this tool is due to the necessity to regenerate our models into a current state as the physical shape of the model…

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Improve your SOLIDWORKS Weldments with Configurations!

Using a combination of SOLIDWORKS Weldments and part configurations, you can easily generate and update cutlists for various frame sizes. In this case we’ll look at an example using a basic wooden pallet. In the picture on the left, the base for a wooden pallet…

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How to Configure a SOLIDWORKS Material

Configure Material

Long-time users of SOLIDWORKS and long-time followers of our blog are no doubt aware that you can configure SOLIDWORKS Dimensions, Features, Custom Properties, and Components in a handy table. However, another advantage with this function is you can also configure SOLIDWORKS material. NOTE: To show the appropriate…

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Driving Assembly Component with Configured Assembly Dimension

Once in awhile SOLIDWORKS users report that a part driven by a configured assembly dimension will display the same way if different assembly configurations are used in the same higher-level assembly or a drawing.  This is expected. In the example below, there are three parts…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 allows you to customize the order of your configurations

SOLIDWORKS Configuration Tree Order

I am certain that everyone who uses SOLIDWORKS configurations wishes they had the ability to control exactly how the configurations are sorted in the configuration manager. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation has fulfilled our wish with new functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2017 giving us control over how the configurations are ordered/sorted. Setting the SOLIDWORKS Configuration…

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Automate to Dominate: Automated Product Library Creation with DriveWorks

One of the most common topics that arises during discussions about DriveWorks and Product Configurators is product libraries. Many companies mistakenly believe that they need to have every possible component and every possible assembly in their product library. For companies that design a high number…

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How DriveWorks helps businesses to increase Quote and Documentation efficiency

DriveWorks Window Configurator

MHB develop and produce high quality steel windows, doors and facades. Their motto is ‘More Light’ and they create windows and doors that do indeed provide more light due to the specially developed steel profiles. Over 3 generations, the family run business has grown into a flourishing organization. They now employ…

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