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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Preview Blocks in the Design Library

The SOLIDWORKS Design Library is a great tool to keep all of your common parts, features, tools, etc.  This also provides access to your blocks for a quick drag and drop.  A SOLIDWORKS 2019 enhancement provides thumbnail previews of blocks in the Design Library.  This…

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Save SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fixtures and Loads to the Design Library

A time saving tip for SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fixtures and Loads (which are defined for a specific simulation case) is to save them to the Design Library so they can be easily reused in other models. For instance, in the following image a simple cantilever model…

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Show File Names and Descriptions in the SOLIDWORKS 2018 Design Library

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Design Library

The Design Library in the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane provides quick access to some default features, hardware, annotations, etc. This is also where you have access to SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, 3DContentCentral and SOLIDWORKS Content. Additionally  folder locations can be added in the design library for quick access to…

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Using the ALT Key while Routing in SOLIDWORKS 2017 will speed up your workflow

The ALT key has been a staple of SOLIDWORKS functionality for a very long time now. It is one of our primary modifiers to intact various functionality, or cancel automated functionality. The ability to cancel functionality has been extended into the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Routing Add-in!…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS Notes Library [VIDEO]

One question that often comes up in SOLIDWORKS training courses is “How do I create a SOLIDWORKS Notes Library for my drawings?”.  A catalog of commonly used annotations, including notes, can be created in the SOLIDWORKS Design Library. Step 1:  Create a folder in the Design Library by…

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Marble Roller Coaster Create a Library Start Part (Part 4 of many) [VIDEO]

To read the previous article of this series, CLICK HERE. Option 2 save a library part To avoid confusion, either use different file names or delete the files you created in the previous steps. This is the method I will be using is to create…

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Filetypes in your Design Library Folders

If you’ve added your working directories to the design library (see the post “Using the Design Library for Quick Access to Files“), you may have noticed that it shows all parts and assemblies in alphabetical order.  It can sometimes be difficult to determine what files…

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Using the SOLIDWORKS Design Library for Quick Access to Files

The SOLIDWORKS Design Library in the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane provides quick access to some default features, hardware, annotations, etc. This is also where you have access to: SOLIDWORKS Toolbox 3DContentCentral Other SOLIDWORKS Content But you can add additional library folders for quick access to your…

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How to recover a missing SOLIDWORKS Design Library Folder [VIDEO]

Design Library Folder Visible

After upgrading to the latest version of SOLIDWORKS, a customer told us that they now had a missing SOLIDWORKS Design Library Folder from the Task Pane? The customer was expecting to see a folder listed in the Task Pane as shown in Fig. 1 below: But instead, the the folder was missing from the…

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