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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Tech Tips and Tutorials from Javelin’s Certified Experts

How to Split a SOLIDWORKS Manage Auto Number

A delimiter can be added, to the display of a Number (Part Number, Project Number, Document Number etc.) created by Auto Number. This will not change value in the system, but only how the Number is displayed. Splitting of an Auto Number, is accomplished through…

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How to set default values generation for new sheets in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Drawing

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019, when you add new sheets to a checked-out SOLIDWORKS drawing file, SOLIDWORKS PDM generates default values for the newly added sheets and updates the values in the drawing data card. Previously, you had to manually update the values of mandatory…

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How to split Splitting Projects into Stages with SOLIDWORKS Manage

If there is a period of time where no work is being done on a SOLIDWORKS Manage Project, the Project can be Split, so that time is not included in the percentage completion of Project. To do this, after creating or editing a Project, select…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Linked Custom Properties in Mirrored Assembly

SOLIDWORKS 2019 can now link custom properties of an opposite-hand mirrored assembly.  Mirrored part files already had the ability to transfer the custom properties.  Now custom (or configuration-specific) properties can be transferred to the new assembly file. The Transfer options did show the option for…

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How to enable Rich Text in SOLIDWORKS Manage Memo Fields

When editing or creating an Object Memo Field, within the Administration Options. From Options tab, the SOLIDWORKS Manage Administrator can enable Use Rich Text Format.  Once enabled, a user can copy an image file or rich text into a Memo Field.

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How to define SOLIDWORKS Manage Working Days & Hours for Projects

SOLIDWORKS Manage Working Days

To help determine the total time available to complete a project stage, a SOLIDWORKS Manage Administrator can define the company default working days and hours. A user can then refine these hours based on their availability. In this way a total amount of available hours for a…

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How to Import Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) Data into SOLIDWORKS Composer

Product Manufacturing Information in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Composer lets you re-purpose your 3D models for creating rich content to express processes and procedures in technical communications, such as manufacturing assembly instructions, product manuals, installation instructions, service manuals, training guides, marketing brochures, and sales bidding kits. With the SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019 release,…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Additional Animation Output File Types

SOLIDWORKS animations give life to your models.  These can be exported to various file types.  Prior versions only allowed exporting as AVI (video), BMP (images) or TGA (images) files.  SOLIDWORKS 2019 has added additional common formats which is useful in many situations. Video formats: *.avi…

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How to handle Duplicate BOM Line Items in SOLIDWORKS Manage

For situations where instances of an item contain variants, such as colour or finish, Duplicate Line Items can be added to a SOLIDWORKS Manage BOM. Before thus can be done though, the Duplicate Line Item functionality must first be enabled by the SOLIDWORKS Manage Administrator. This…

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