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How to Show Model Sketch(es) in Drawing Views in SOLIDWORKS

      An old question “Is it possible to show a model sketch in drawing?” which I see comes often at various SOLIDWORKS forums, email discussions, groups, etc. The answer to this question is very simple and it is Yes. Here are quick steps on how to do that. 1 Have the drawing active in which you want to show the model view. 2 Make sure that Sketches are set to show. This can be checked and set from heads-up…
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SOLIDWORKS 2016: Reduce Mouse Travel with “D” Key

    SOLIDWORKS 2016 gives you a new option to move the Confirmation Corner option next to pointer. The existing method of pressing RMB or right click and select OK from the pop up window still works. But in some cases where you need to click the OK or Cancel button from right top corner or feature manager, can now be brought to near to pointer using the shortcut key “D”. This option works with Part, Assembly and Drawings as…
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SOLIDWORKS 2016: Change Drawing Scale on Fly

    SOLIDWORKS 2016 gives you a new option to change the sheet scale on fly. Unlike the old method where a user has to right-click on the Sheet and select properties and then fill in the required scale, now one can simply select the standard scale from the fly button on right bottom side of the drawing. This would save a lot of mouse clicks and time when switching scales in drawings. For any other scale values that are…
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Learn SOLIDWORKS Basics and Minions™ Modeling with Fred Fulkerson

    We all love Minions™, yes we do. He is a cute little buddy with yellow body and sweet blue suit. How cool it would to make a LEGO® Minion™ while learning SOLIDWORKS. OK, here is a book that teaches you basics of SOLIDWORKS along with modeling LEGO® Minion™ SOLIDWORKS Basics is for anyone new to CAD software who wants to learn how to use SOLIDWORKS and for those who want to increase their proficiency in this versatile program. Written by an…
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Take a Chance* at Winning a DraftSight Prize Pack!

    Take a Chance* at Winning a DraftSight Prize Pack! Fifteen lucky winners will be randomly selected to win a DraftSight Prize Pack from the group of respondents that answer the 4 questions correctly. The prize pack includes a DraftSight OGIO® Backpack, a t-shirt, a mouse pad, pen, and post-it note pack (see contest terms and conditions below for more details). Start the contest* now by answering the 4 questions. Good luck! DraftSight™ is a free* 2D CAD product that lets  professional CAD…
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