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How to avoid updating views in SOLIDWORKS Composer by mistake?

The SOLIDWORKS Composer Lock View tool can be used to avoid updating a view by mistake. Once the view is locked it can be unlocked when needed. Views in SOLIDWORKS Composer do not just change the orientation of the model like SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. Views…

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How to remove Background Colour from SOLIDWORKS Screenshots

From time to time, we need to take SOLIDWORKS screenshots of our designs or simulation results and insert them into a Microsoft PowerPoint or Word document. However, if the background of our presentation or report file is not white, the rectangular boundary will show around…

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Manipulating SOLIDWORKS Extension Lines in your Drawings

SOLIDWORKS Extension Lines

In this article, manipulating SOLIDWORKS extension lines after being added by dimensions is examined. It is shown that the extension lines could be treated as a separate entity in drawings and we can even decide to show or hide them. Some settings existed under Tools…

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How to Select the Back Facets of the SOLIDWORKS View Selector Tool

This is one more example of a new SOLIDWORKS functionality introduced by a service pack and a great reason for having an active subscription with SOLIDWORKS. The SOLIDWORKS View Selector tool is very helpful, but until adding this enhancement it was not 100% usable since all the facets of the cube could not be selected. Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP2.0, you can select any back facets by pressing the Alt key during the selection. Watch this video for a comparison between the functionality of the SOLIDWORKS View Selector in the latest service pack:

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