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Step-by-step Guide for creating a SOLIDWORKS Part Template

Making a SOLIDWORKS Part Template is a quick and easy way to model in the desired unit of measure, have the appropriate visual qualities and have other specific settings turned on or off. Below is a step by step process of how to create a simple part template tailored to your company’s needs. This process will work for creating SOLIDWORKS part, assembly, route, weldment and drawing templates. Start off by clicking on “File” and then select “New”. A new window will appear, from the default templates SOLIDWORKS provides, we will select “Part” and click “Ok”. With the blank canvas opened we will start to modify it. At the top, select the cog icon for “Options”. At the top of this new window we are going to select “Document Properties”. This is where we will make all the changes. In the left menu click “Drafting Standard” and in the main section…

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Projection Type to Show Multiple SOLIDWORKS Viewports in Parts and Assemblies

SOLIDWORKS Viewports

Showing multiple SOLIDWORKS Viewports in the part and assembly environment is helpful for advanced part modeling and also drawing 3D sketches. To examine how an advanced Sweep or Loft command has worked out, showing four different views of the part in the graphics area at the same time would be beneficial. The following image demonstrates how multiple SOLIDWORKS viewports appear in a Part document. Now that we can show orthogonal views in part environment, the projection type becomes important the same as the drawing environment. Therefore, we need to see how we can set the projection type. Whether the projection is set to first angle or third angle, the views may look different in the graphics area. Read my recent article to learn more about projection types. How to define the projection type The following image demonstrates where the projection type setting can be found. Under Tools > Options > System Options >…

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How to Hide/Show Dimensions in a SOLIDWORKS Part

Hide SOLIDWORKS Dimension

Do you ever hide SOLIDWORKS dimensions in the part environment? In case you have then you may be wondering how to make a hidden dimension reappear again.  This article will demonstrate how to hide a dimension and then make it visible again in the SOLIDWORKS Part environment. Step 1: Right-click on the Annotation folder under feature manager design tree and check off Show Feature Dimensions. If this option is not checked off, the Hide option would not show up by accessing the right-mouse shortcut menu on a dimension. Step 2:  Double-click on a feature to show all the dimensions associated to it. You can select a feature either from the graphics area or from the feature manager design tree. Step 3: Right-click on a dimension and select Hide from the shortcut menu (see below). If Hide does not show up in the list, make sure Step 1 is carried out. Step 4: At this stage,…

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