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How to change the SOLIDWORKS Drawing background appearance

SOLIDWORKS Drawing Background

While model-based definition (MBD) is gaining momentum in industry, many companies currently rely on drawings, which brings us to this article.  Are you staring at SOLIDWORKS drawings a lot?  Ever wanted to spruce up those drawings for a bit of realism in the sheet’s appearance in your SOLIDWORKS session?  As if it were printed on…

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How to link SOLIDWORKS Drawing Sheet details to a PDM Data Card

Sheet Details Mapping - Complete

In SOLIDWORKS PDM we can map SOLIDWORKS Drawing Sheet details directly to a Data Card, making the information easily accessible to users.  In this article we’re going to look at how to create that relationship within the vault. How to map the SOLIDWORKS Drawing Sheet to a Data Card In this example, we’re going to…

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Creating a Checklist for Dangling Dimensions in Drawings using the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

One of the most common drawing questions that users ask if there is a way to list all the dangling dimensions that are in their SOLIDWORKS drawings. Looking for them on a couple of sheets with simple parts is not so bad, but what happens when you have a complex assembly that spans several sheets?…

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How to include SOLIDWORKS files in the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Content Search

After enabling the content search in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, by default the Windows Search Service supports indexing the following files types: Microsoft Office files HTML files MIME messages Plain-text files We can include other file types by installing its corresponding third-party iFilter.  After a new iFilter is installed the archive must be reindexed to include…

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SOLIDWORKS Compare and DrawCompare Tools

SOLIDWORKS Compare gives you the ability to find slight differences between two models.  Perhaps you receive an updated model back and are not sure of all the changes made.  The Compare tool can find slight differences in: Document Properties Features Geometry, or Bill of Materials Compare Parts, Assemblies or Drawings Choose two models and select…

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SOLIDWORKS Spell Checker

SOLIDWORKS spell checker

SOLIDWORKS can check the spelling of the words in your document notes, dimension text, and drawing title block using a central dictionary. The Spell Checker is available with Microsoft Word 2000 or later. If a wrong spelling is found using the Spell Checker tool, you can replace the word using entries from Microsoft Word dictionary…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard vs Professional

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard vs Professional

In a previous post we talked about SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard which is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium software with an active SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service. But what about SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional? What is the difference between the Standard and Professional versions? Well the professional version is a more comprehensive tool that not only allows you…

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SOLIDWORKS Drawing Open Progress Indicator

SOLIDWORKS Drawing Process Indicator

The SOLIDWORKS drawing open progress indicator introduced for SOLIDWORKS 2019 provides insightful information about the status of operations when a drawing is being opened. If a drawing takes longer than 60 seconds to open, the drawing would still remain open after the drawing has been loaded. The first state in opening the file is loading…

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