SOLIDWORKS Multibody

Name BODIES Once and For All

Bodies taking the name of the last feature.

Have you noticed how your Solid or Surface Bodies are taking the name of the last feature applied to them (fig.1). This behavior continues as you add new features and can be a source for confusion. Fortunately the solution is quite simple.

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How to link a drawing note to the material property of a body

Jason Rackley was asking this question in the Solidworks Forum: Is it possible to link a note to the material of a body in a drawing (note)? I have a multi-body part with different materials assigned to each body.  In my drawing of the part I would like to attach a note to each body and link the note to the material of that body so that the note will automatically change when the material changes. The answer is YES, but with a twist, taking advantage of the weldments functionality, weldcuts tables and ballons – as you can see in this video (note there is no audio in the video):

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