SOLIDWORKS Display

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Add Display Data Marks for Quick View of Parts

SOLIDWORKS 2019 now has the ability to apply Display Data Marks to part configurations.  This allows you to open complex parts with Quick View mode and choose between the configurations marked.  Quick View mode is a fast way to open your part files for review.  No features are visible and only the graphical data is…

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Three SOLIDWORKS Video Issues and how to solve them

SOLIDWORKS Video Issue

Experiencing SOLIDWORKS Video issues? Here are three common issues and how to solve them: Assembly or part disappears You are working away on your model and POW it disappears completely. You zoom to fit, nothing. You zoom extents, nothing. You zoom to a component, nothing. You do a Ctrl-Q, nothing. You close the file and…

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Disabling SOLIDWORKS Wireframe Colour

Two settings determine if part colours are displayed in a SOLIDWORKS assembly set to wireframe, HLR or HLV mode; one set in the part, the other in the assembly. In this image, there are several components with different colours applied at the part level; however, only one has edges displayed in the part colour. In…

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Window off screen in SOLIDWORKS? Get it back!

How to move a window that is off screen

Ever find yourself asking, “Hey!  Where did my window go?” or, “Why is my window off the edge of the screen?” Frustratingly, some SOLIDWORKS window or dialog box has been inconveniently located out of reach.  It’s either partly or completely off the screen.  Work grinds to a halt as you try to get that window…

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How to quickly show ALL hidden components in your SOLIDWORKS assembly

Have you ever gotten a little trigger happy with suppressing components in your assembly? It can be tedious sometimes to make certain that all the components are turned back to a visible state once you’ve done what you needed to do. Either you used CTRL + SHIFT + TAB to show all hidden components, then have…

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How to change the SOLIDWORKS zoom direction of your mouse wheel

When some companies/designers switch to  SOLIDWORKS 3D design from other designing software they often have issues with zooming in and out as in other software zooming in and out using the mouse wheel occurs in reverse. This can be annoying that when you try to zoom into the model, it zooms out and vice-versa. Well, to…

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My SOLIDWORKS Transparent Part will not revert back to Shaded?

You have a SOLIDWORKS transparent part, but can’t convert it back to shaded? In this blog article we will review how to apply and edit transparency in a SOLIDWORKS model. The following image shows a part model which is set to transparent. Now we need to see how to modify the transparency of the 3D…

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