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SOLIDWORKS Drawing Tech Tips and Tutorials

How to Fix a Corrupt SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Corrupt SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Oh no, your SOLIDWORKS drawing appears to be corrupt!  It either won’t open properly, won’t save, throws a corruption message, suggests a repair or contacting technical support, etc.  What steps can you try to fix it before calling in the cavalry? This article serves as…

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Create a Template with SOLIDWORKS Predefined Views

predefined views box

When working with SOLIDWORKS drawings, it’s possible to add predefined views to your drawing. This view type is most useful when creating drawing templates. It provides the ability to have your drawing automatically populated with predefined drawing views. As an example, if you find yourself continually…

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Customizing your Hole Callouts in SOLIDWORKS Drawings – Part 2

This article is a continuation of my previous article on creating a SOLIDWORKS hole callout template. In this article we will be customizing the template. Let’s look at where the hole callout data resides in the text file: In SOLIDWORKS, the exact hole callout text…

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Customizing your Hole Callouts in SOLIDWORKS Drawings – Part 1

One of the most common asked questions by many of our clients in regards to SOLIDWORKS Drawings is “How do we make our own hole callout template?”. The answer is dissected in this article. What is a hole callout? The hole callout option is available…

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SOLIDWORKS Drawing Tips & Tricks On-Demand Webinar

SOLIDWORKS Drawings Tips

Are you familiar with all the different ways you can work with drawings in SOLIDWORKS? Watch our on-demand webinar to learn essential SOLIDWORKS drawing tips and tricks. In SOLIDWORKS, drawings are the main way we communicate our designs and take them from the design phase…

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How to Split and Merge a SOLIDWORKS BOM Table

Split SOLIDWORKS BOM

If you have a SOLIDWORKS assembly drawing with a lot components you may find that your BOM table is too large for the sheet. In this situation you can split the table into separate pieces and move them to another location on the sheet or…

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How to Copy and Paste in SOLIDWORKS

Copy and Paste in SOLIDWORKS

First off, SOLIDWORKS is made specifically for Windows. When the first release of SOLIDWORKS came out in 1995, it was designed to be fully compliant with Windows. This is beneficial to anyone who is proficient in Windows File Explorer as it means you already have…

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How to Automate Sheet Borders and Title Block Options in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Automatic Border

In this video tech tip, we will be setting up Drawing Sheet Format borders using the Automatic Border tool in SOLIDWORKS and also launching the Title Block Wizard to take a closer look at the functionality of links and properties that you have control over….

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How to Automatically Exclude a Component from a SOLIDWORKS Section View

Section View InFastener Excluded Component

In a SOLIDWORKS Drawing, you can specify which components or rib features are to be left uncut in a section view or broken-out section view of an assembly by adding them to the excluded components list under the Section Scope tab of the View dialog…

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