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DriveWorks Tutorial: Specification Flow (3 of 5) – Adding Another State [VIDEO]

If another paused state is added then we can see the effect on the specification flow. To add an additional state to the workflow click Add State, call it middle

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DriveWorks Tutorial: Specification Flow (2 of 5) – Transitions [VIDEO]

This workflow has all the required states, but no method to transition in between them.  The minimum number of transitions is one each way.

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DriveWorks Tutorial: Specification Flow (1 of 5) – States [VIDEO]

Specification flow in DriveWorks can be a tricky beast to understand because there are a lot of interacting elements to it. However broken down each element is very simple. To help our customers better take advantage of this functionality I am going to do a multipart series…

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A Macro to Link SOLIDWORKS Custom Property to Note

There are many different methods to link SOLIDWORKS custom properties and display them in different ways; for example a note that displays the bounding box length. One limitation is that a custom property cannot be linked to a note, this can be useful in many…

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SOLIDWORKS Popup Dialogs Now Display On Top Automatically [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Popup Dialog Window

In previous releases of SOLIDWORKS you may have noticed that dialogs did not always popup in front when they are most relevant. For example, when you edited a design table in SOLIDWORKS 2012, or older, a new Excel window appeared on top of SOLIDWORKS; but the accompanying…

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Recording Custom Macros and Assigning Shortcuts

Recording custom macros in SolidWorks doesn’t always require extensive knowledge of the programming language.  Just like Excel, you can auto-generate the Microsoft Visual Basic code by using the macro recording tool.  The Macro flyout in the Tools menu gives you access to this recorder.  Click…

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