SOLIDWORKS Import

3 Reasons for Using SOLIDWORKS SLDPRT Files Instead of STL for 3D Printing

SOLIDWORKS STL in GrabCAD Print

When you first put an STL file next to an SLDPRT file in GrabCAD Print, you might have noticed it can be difficult to tell them apart. However, looks can be deceiving, and the native SOLIDWORKS SLDPRT file format packs a surprising amount of functionality…

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The power of Move Face in SOLIDWORKS!

SOLIDWORKS Move Face

Editing geometry created in the SOLIDWORKS model is usually easy, but what if the geometry belongs to an imported model from some neutral file format?  Even if the model were created in SOLIDWORKS, sometimes modifying the geometry gets tricky, such as when adding draft.  For…

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Multiple Configurations in a SOLIDWORKS Composer File

SOLIDWORKS Composer Configurations

In SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 it was really time-consuming when we had to work with SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies that have multiple configurations. When we exported the parts and assemblies from SOLIDWORKS to a .SMG file (composer file), we were only allowed to export one configuration…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021 – Delete Empty Groups at Import

SOLIDWORKS Composer Delete Empty Groups

Ever imported models into SOLIDWORKS Composer only to find that some of the assembly structure is empty?  You might then be tempted to go through the assembly tree and manually delete those empty groups.  Fortunately, this cleanup just got easier! A new enhancement in 2021…

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