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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Assembly Performance Improvements for Older Version Files

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Assembly Performance

SOLIDWORKS 2020 assembly performance has been improved when working with older version files.  Previously, components not upgraded to the latest release caused longer open and save times. This was more noticeable when referenced components had multiple configurations.  In SOLIDWORKS 2019 and earlier, only the “master”…

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Description option missing on Save as dialog box. How to fix it?

Recently, a few customers have contacted me to report that their SOLIDWORKS Save as dialog box is missing the description field? When saving a part, assembly, or drawing document, you can add a description for the file via the Save As dialog box as shown…

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How to embed SOLIDWORKS Composer files into Microsoft Word

SOLIDWORKS Composer data can be published into various external tools such as a PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and HTML. Sometimes when you want to show your content to other users who do not have Composer or the Composer Player installed on their machines, publishing…

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The difference between SOLIDWORKS Save as & Save as Copy Settings

SOLIDWORKS Save As Options

“SOLIDWORKS Save as” saves your already existing part/assembly/drawing, with a new name, and replaces any references made to the original file with that of the new file. “SOLIDWORKS Save as Copy” saves your already existing part/assembly/drawing, with a new name, but breaks all references to…

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How to replace SOLIDWORKS Sub-assemblies with Multi-Body Parts while maintaining Drawing References!

As design evolves within SOLIDWORKS we find many customers have a desire to swap sub-assemblies for multi-body components.  We  could spend some time in this article to discuss why I think this may not be the best idea in regard to overall SOLIDWORKS performance, however…

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Remove all part features in one easy step with SOLIDWORKS 2017 Convert to Bodies

SOLIDWORKS Convert Bodies

If you go to the trouble of saving a SOLIDWORKS part as a neutral file format in order to remove ALL feature data from your model then you will find that SOLIDWORKS 2017 will save you a few steps with the new “Convert to Bodies” function. To access this new…

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Link the SOLIDWORKS Save As dialog description field to a Custom Property

Here at Javelin we are witness to a wide variety of ways that customers manage their custom property data. Often, we also get to see  which of those values become the most important details to a project. Some versatility that SOLIDWORKS offers us in regard…

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SOLIDWORKS Library Feature Warning

Some time ago, I wrote a blog article about how to create a library feature. In it, you will notice that when I create a new part, before I do anything else, I save it as a Library Feature Part. At the time (SolidWorks 2013,…

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Enabling description in SOLIDWORKS ‘Save’ and ‘Save as’ dialog box

After upgrading SOLIDWORKS or running a fresh installation you may notice that the field for Description in SOLIDWORKS Save and Save As dialog boxes has disappeared? This problem is caused by a library file called “sldpropertyhandler.dll” and to fix it you need to register this library…

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