SOLIDWORKS Selection

How to Select Identical Components in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS 2019 allows you to select identical components by selecting one of the components. This option works within the features including: Pattern Components (Circular Patterns, Circular Component, Curve Driven Component, Linear Component, Pattern Driven Component, Sketch Driven Component) Mirror Components Move/Rotate Components (available with Collision Detection and Physical Dynamics) Component Selection for features such as…

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Deactivate Selection Through Transparency Option in SOLIDWORKS

Having transparent faces helps a lot when working with large assemblies with a lot of inner components. When you click on a transparent face, SOLIDWORKS selects the visible opaque component behind it. Although it is a nice feature that can be helpful in many cases but in some other cases it can be a pain…

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SOLIDWORKS Selecting Transparent Components with the Shift key

Changing the transparency or adding transparent appearances to components helps to see inside your assemblies. However you’ll notice that if you try to select transparent components you will likely select the opaque component behind it. In this example it passes through the blade cover and selects the blade behind it. If you select a transparent component in…

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How to save time with the SOLIDWORKS Magnified Selection Tool

Magnified Selection

Do you zoom in and zoom out when you need to select a face? Wish there was something that you can use in order to not have to scroll in and scroll out? SOLIDWORKS has a command to help you save time when selecting entities called “Magnified Selection” which is defaulted to the “G” key on…

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Increase SOLIDWORKS performance by disabling Selection Accelerators

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 now gives you the ability to disable the SOLIDWORKS Selection Accelerators! The Fillet, Move Face, and Delete Face tools make use of Selection Accelerators to predictively assist with making tedious selections. however, they could degrade performance of the preview graphics when many faces/edges are visible. Also, left handed users complained of unintentionally clicking on…

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SOLIDWORKS Sweep Profile Selection Enhanced to include Faces, Edges, & Curves

Sweep Enhancement in SOLIDWORKS 2017

The SOLIDWORKS Sweep feature has been improving over the years; unlike Extrude the Sweep feature requires at least two sketches to be selected, namely the Profile and Path. In the past, from customer requests, DS SOLIDWORKS added the “Circular Profile” option to make the sweep with only one sketch for path and hence make them quicker. However, if the…

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SOLIDWORKS Breadcrumbs provide a heads-up display for a Selection

SOLIDWORKS Breadcrumbs are a context-based view of the current selection in the SOLIDWORKS graphics area designed to show related elements up and down the hierarchical tree; from the selected entity through to the top level assembly or part. Check out the video below to see SOLIDWORKS Breadcrumbs in action: In addition, breadcrumbs provide access to common selections that…

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – The Selection Context Menu! [VIDEO]

If you have had the opportunity to attend a class with us here at Javelin, I am certain you have heard all of our instructors speak about the abilities that the selection tools within SOLIDWORKS have to accelerate your workflow.  Well get ready to have those selections accelerate your workflow even further as SOLIDWORKS has…

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