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SOLIDWORKS Reference Geometry

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Hide All Types of Reference Geometry in the Heads-up Toolbar

SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives you the ability to Hide All Types via the Heads-up Toolbar! The screen display can get cluttered when you have lots of annotations, sketches and reference geometry visible. We wanted an easy way to hide everything at once! Now the Hide/Show icon in…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Planes to create a DriveWorks Model

SOLIDWORKS Planes for DriveWorks model

Often times people will ask for a “best practice” when modeling in SOLIDWORKS something that is intended to be used in DriveWorks. While there are several good ones, such as renaming dimensions and features, I would have to say that one of my favorite suggestions…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 SpeedPak enhanced to now include reference geometry

In SOLIDWORKS 2017 you can now include reference geometry and curves in a SpeedPak. Sketches from any level of the assembly can be included in a SpeedPak. Previously, all top-level unabsorbed sketches were included in the SpeedPak. You had to suppress top-level sketches that you wanted to exclude,…

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SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass [VIDEO]

The new SOLIDWORKS Center Mass feature is parametric and will not only save you design time, but also will insure that your product is build right from the beginning. Moreover, you will see the Center of Mass updated instantly after each model rebuild. In this video I am showing ways for using the Center Mass feature in parts, assemblies and drawings. I have also included suggestions for further improvements to this functionality, so make sure you watch it until the end.  

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