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SOLIDWORKS Smart Fasteners
Do you find yourself designing hardware components from scratch? Or even downloading them from websites? You might think you’re saving time by downloading these files but what if I told you there is a better way! Included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium software is SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, a library of over a million standard hardware components,…
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Generating all SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Sizes in One Step when using a Customized Toolbox

The SOLIDWORKS Toolbox add-in uses a database to store information on available SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Sizes and Properties of hardware.  The database is linked to a master part file for each type of hardware.  In a new Toolbox, master part files will start with only a Default configuration.  As you add the Toolbox components into an assembly,…
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How to add Custom Parts to the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Library

On many occasions, designers need to add SOLIDWORKS Toolbox custom parts to their library. Some special items might be downloaded from various websites and due to their repetitive usage for company design applications, the part needs to be saved into the shared SOLIDWORKS Toolbox library. In this blog article, the steps for saving a custom…
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SOLIDWORKS Smart Components are a Big Time Saver for Repetitive Assemblies

If you have to assemble many clamps to your base plate, or if you have some custom parts to be bolted or riveted into place in your SOLIDWORKS assembly, then this SOLIDWORKS Smart Components article is for you. In SOLIDWORKS you can make your part files act smart upon inserting them into your assembly files.…
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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Import and Export Hole Wizard Data with Excel

You can now import and export Hole Wizard data with Excel files in the Configuration tool with SOLIDWORKS 2018.  Previously this could only be done with SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Hardware.  This provides an easier way to add custom Hole Wizard sizes within the Excel interface. The Hole Wizard/Toolbox Configuration tool is found under Tools > Options…
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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Hexalobular (Torx) Toolbox Hardware

SOLIDWORKS 2018 adds SOLIDWORKS Toolbox hexalobular fasteners, commonly known as Torx.  The 6-point star shaped drive can be found in automobiles, power equipment, computers, electronicsm, etc .  As the hexalobular profile has been standardized under ISO 10664, you can find these fasteners under the ISO standard in the Toolbox. Within the ‘Bolts and Screws’ directory…
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Experiencing problems when you load the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox add-in?

Sometimes when you launch SOLIDWORKS and try to load SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Library or Utilities add-in, SOLIDWORKS delivers a message stating “You appear to have experienced problems the last time you loaded the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox add-in”. Two options at this point: If you pick yes, continue to load Toolbox, SOLIDWORKS stops responding?! However, if you pick…
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How to sort SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Components in your BOM table [VIDEO]

Sort SOLIDWORKS Toolbox BOM
Have you ever wondered how you can sort your SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials in a way that all of your SOLIDWORKS toolbox components are listed at the foot of the BOM table? That was the problem that one of our customers was facing. If you look at the sorting options that are available for a BOM table,…
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