SOLIDWORKS Exploded View

Do you have an Unexpected exploded body in your SOLIDWORKS part?

It is very common to create multi-body parts with an accompanying exploded view. However, there may be occasions where an exploded view needs to be removed, and the result of that removal leaves an unexpected exploded body in your part. The part below has a…

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Importing Exploded Views into SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020

importing exploded views

SOLIDWORKS Composer is a great way to create documentation based on SOLIDWORKS models. However, a major sticking point for Composer users was that they needed to create exploded views from scratch. This is no longer the case, as importing exploded views in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020…

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How to Reuse a Part Exploded View in a SOLIDWORKS Assembly

SOLIDWORKS 2020 now allows you to reuse an exploded view that you have already created in a multi-body part file in an assembly level exploded view. I’ll use the lamp model below as an example: To reuse an exploded view follow these steps: Create an…

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Auto-space Components in an Exploded View with SOLIDWORKS 2020

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, for Exploded Views you can turn on the option “Auto-space Components on Drag” even for existing explode steps. You can also select center, rear, or front of the bounding box for the order of auto-spaced components. To create a new exploded view…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Exploded View Enhancements

With the updates to SOLIDWORKS 2019 Exploded View, it is now easier than ever to make the highly informative views to which you are accustomed. To explore the enhancements I’m going to update the exploded view for this cable hoist: Rollback bar for Exploded Views?!…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Named Views in Exploded Assembly Drawings

SOLIDWORKS named views

Is the Exploded view in your drawing appearing differently to your model view?  It might not be referencing a SOLIDWORKS Named View. Ever had this happen?  I have created an exploded assembly configuration with all the components spaced consistently apart, but in the drawing the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Smart Explode Lines

SOLIDWORKS Smart Explode Lines

Finally! The only boring part of making an exploded view (connecting all of the parts with explode lines) has been automated with SOLIDWORKS 2018! No longer will time be spent connecting each bolt to each nut in your exploded view. The new ‘insert/edit smart explode…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 allows you to create an Exploded View of a Routed Assembly

In previous releases of SOLIDWORKS we bore witness to many interesting behaviors when attempting to create an exploded view of a routed assembly.  This has been corrected in SOLIDWORKS 2017. After a test drive of the expanded functionality, we are pleased to report that exploded…

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SOLIDWORKS Exploded View Options [Video]

SOLIDWORKS Exploded View Options

As you create your exploded views, take a look at the SOLIDWORKS Exploded View Options available.  They may speed up the time it takes to generate your exploded model.  Here are a few tips to help you on your way, along with a video demonstration….

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