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SOLIDWORKS Drawing

SOLIDWORKS Drawing Tech Tips and Tutorials from Javelin experts. Learn about the best practices and procedures for creating and managing drawings more effectively with SOLIDWORKS software.

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Using Colour & Layers to make SOLIDWORKS Drawing detail stand out

This article shows a trick for making your drawing dimensions and annotations stand out from the model edges in SOLIDWORKS…

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Assembly Drawing Display States

Simplify Your SOLIDWORKS Assembly Drawing with Display States

One use of display states is to help improve the clarity of information conveyed in a SOLIDWORKS assembly drawing. In…

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Clean up your SOLIDWORKS Drawings with the Auto Arrange Dimensions Tool

A helpful SOLIDWORKS tool for organizing dimensions and annotations in a drawing is the Auto Arrange Dimensions tool. This can…

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Save time detailing bodies in SOLIDWORKS with Relative To Model view!

So you’ve got a multibody part, such as a weldment or other non-welded design (doesn’t even need to use Weldment…

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How to link Balloons to Custom Properties in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template

Recently a customer wanted to know if it was possible, in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template, to link Custom Properties to…

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Cosmetic thread callouts

A new method for applying Callouts to External Cosmetic Threads in SOLIDWORKS 2020

In prior years of SOLIDWORKS, cosmetic thread callouts were added into drawings either automatically on view creation, or manually this…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Custom Scales for Drawing Sheets and Views

SOLIDWORKS 2020 makes it easier to assign custom drawing scales for both the overall sheet properties and individual drawing views. …

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SOLIDWORKS Macro to create Drawings for All Configurations with Updated BOM

Have you ever had a part with tens or hundreds or thousands of configurations? And you’re responsible for creating a…

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How to apply a SOLIDWORKS Hole Callout to Non-Hole Wizard Hole

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can now add Hole Callouts to non-hole wizard holes that have a cosmetic thread. In the…

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How to apply All Uppercase to SOLIDWORKS Dimensions & Hole Callouts

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can set the dimension characters or hole callouts to show as all uppercase characters in the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Alternate Position View

Overlay Configurations in Alternate Position View with SOLIDWORKS 2020

With SOLIDWORKS 2020 you can now overlay two configurations of a part in a single view in your part drawings…

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Using the SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Bounding Box to create Flat Pattern Data

Several times in my career I’ve had rush jobs that need an estimate right away, or, the material might be…

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SOLIDWORKS VBA Macro Code to Save Drawing as a PDF

Usually when we want to speed up process tasks in SOLIDWORKS, we tend to search for Macros that can do…

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How to Align Breaks in a SOLIDWORKS Projected View with a Parent View

A customer recently contacted me with a strange situation: they were unable to drag the breaks in a SOLIDWORKS projected…

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How to automatically create a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Flat Pattern Configuration

If a job can be automated in SOLIDWORKS and reduces the amount of time it takes to create I say…

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