SOLIDWORKS Derived Part

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Displaying Derived Part References

SOLIDWORKS PDM Derived Part

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, the way Derived Part References are displayed, has been improved. But before we look at the improvements, perhaps should first discuss what a Derived Part actually is. What is a Derived Part? In SOLIDWORKS, a Derived Part can be directly created…

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Why can’t I Insert Forming Tools into my SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal model?

SOLIDWORKS Forming Tools are found in the Design Library and are used to form sheet metal parts. In the following image, you can see how a forming tool is dragged from the Design Library onto the sheet metal model to form the part. From time…

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SOLIDWORKS Derived Part Template Units

If you’ve ever created a derived part in SOLIDWORKS before, then you may have come across this dialog window: Not an error message It seems like an error message, but in fact, there is nothing wrong. SOLIDWORKS is just letting you know that your default template (specified…

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