SOLIDWORKS Decals

Applying Decals with Background Masking in SOLIDWORKS – Part 2

Building on the previous article about adding a decal and masking the background, there are occasions where we need to take masking a step further to get  the desired result. I’m going to add another decal below my Javelin decal. This is the same procedure…

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Applying Decals with Background Masking in SOLIDWORKS – Part 1

Have you ever applied or used decals in SOLIDWORKS? What I learned is that not everything has the background colour you need for the decal you have. Sometimes you just want the background of the decal to match the colour of the object you’re putting…

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Update SOLIDWORKS Decal in multiple models by renaming the source image file

SOLIDWORKS keeps a reference of the location and file names of images used to create decals.  When multiple SOLIDWORKS files need to be updated with a new version of a decal, one option is to rename the old image and apply the original name to…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Controlling Decals by Display States

SOLIDWORKS Decal Display State

SOLIDWORKS Decal Display State is new for SOLIDWORKS 2017. When placing a decal, there is now an additional section to the Decal PropertyManager that will allow you to choose the display state[s] the decal should be applied to. The results of this addition are better control…

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How to show a Decal in a SOLIDWORKS HLR Drawing View

Every so often with SOLIDWORKS we run into some great functionality who’s limitations leave us feeling a little flat… (Pun Intended) The use of Decals in our SOLIDWORKS models makes for a fantastic bit of functionality, however it requires a shaded viewing in order for the…

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How to Increase System Performance using SOLIDWORKS Decals

SOLIDWORKS Decals

If you are designing something in SOLIDWORKS that has moving components, electrical or heat sources, or any other type of hazard, it’s a pretty good idea to apply a warning label to your design to warn users of the dangers they may face (lest you…

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Adding an Image/Decal to your Model in SOLIDWORKS Composer

When creating an image of your product for marketing or instruction manuals you will probably want to add your company logo to the model (referred to as an actor). A SOLIDWORKS Composer decal can be added as long as the logo is in Bitmap, Jpeg,…

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