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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Adds VDA Balloons

SOLIDWORKS 2021 VDA balloons

VDA refers to a German Quality System, generally used for the automotive industry. This is a highly recognized and respected quality management system, which requires a 90 percent compliance record for formal audits. So, we’re glad SOLIDWORKS 2021 has added these specific balloons in the…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer App available with SOLIDWORKS 2021

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer

DS SOLIDWORKS has launched a new viewer app to visualize the electrical project drawings, called SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer. It gets installed automatically with the SOLIDWORKS Electrical installation. To start the Electrical Viewer: Click on Windows Start Menu > SOLIDWORKS 2021 Program setup > SOLIDWORKS Electrical…

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How to create Multiple Drawings Simultaneously in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Multiple Drawings

Now in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021, we can simultaneously create multiple drawings from a book, a folder, or a drawing. We can select both the quantity and the type of drawings we would like to create. Earlier this process was time-consuming as we had to create…

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Managing Revision Attributes Order in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Most of our customers ask this question about the revision attributes order. When the title block is modified, you will notice that even though Revision attributes are placed as REV0, REV1, REV2 and so on, in ascending order (from top to bottom), but when the…

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Replacing the title block for a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawing

Just like in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD one can change the title block and sheet size so quickly, even after finishing the drawing, by replacing the sheet format. In a similar way, with SOLIDWORKS Electrical you can change the title block even when the drawing is…

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How to enable “Update drawings” when printing SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawings

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Update Drawings dismissed

When the Drawings or reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical are printed, it provides a dialog box to update the drawings, if any changes have been made to the reports and drawings they get updated. What if we accidentally click on the “Do not show again for…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Revision Table Columns

SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Revision Table

This article builds on an excellent one posted by my colleague Justin Williams. In his article, Justin explained how to link SOLIDWORKS PDM variables to a SOLIDWORKS revision table. In this article, I will look at how to add additional columns to a SOLIDWORKS Revision…

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Using Colour & Layers to make SOLIDWORKS Drawing detail stand out

SOLIDWORKS drawing colour

This article shows a trick for making your drawing dimensions and annotations stand out from the model edges in SOLIDWORKS using layers and colour. In the next image, all model edges and dimensions are black except for a couple of driven dimensions from the Hole…

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Simplify Your SOLIDWORKS Assembly Drawing with Display States

Assembly Drawing Display States

One use of display states is to help improve the clarity of information conveyed in a SOLIDWORKS assembly drawing. In the example below, we have a u-joint assembly drawing with a bill of materials. What if we want to include a view of one particular…

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