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 Macro: Toggle Selected Dimension as Driven-Driving

Name/Size: Toggle Selected Dimension as Driven-Driving 36k Version/Date: 1.0 04/08/16 Programmer/Copyright: Deepak Gupta Description: Macro to toggle the state of currently selected dimension in active sketch. Use under Disclaimer as stated here All macros will be updated/made for SOLIDWORKS 2015. In case you’re running a different version then update/correct the macro reference as suggested here (don’t worry on the fact that video is for fixing missing library error but check the process to update your macro library) : Fix-Update SOLIDWORKS…
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SolidWorks World 2014 Proceedings are available now!

I hope every enjoyed their time at SolidWorks World 2014  at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. It was great to be a part of the event and meet lot of people. This year also there were lot of interesting presentations and hands on sessions were conducted by various professionals including SolidWorks employees, SolidWorks Users and SolidWorks VARs. And like everyone, I was also waiting for them to get these presentation and videos upload for access to everyone. So the wait is over now and the SolidWorks World 2014 proceedings…
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Tow Truck and The Rope Animation – 2

Sorry for the delay, here is the part 2 of the series. Please download the files again as I’ve updated some of them. The files are in SW2013 version,. In case you need a lower version files, please contact me and I’ll send you the files in STEP, IGES or Parsolid version You may read the part 1 here Steps to follow after you’ve downloaded the files. 1. Open the Tow Truck Assy file from the downloaded files. 2. Now start the insert…
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Control Sketch Pattern via Configuration

Just like Jerry Pham, do you need to Control Sketch Pattern via Configuration?? If yes then here are the simple steps to do that: 1. Edit the sketch and add the sketch (linear/circular) pattern as required. You may skip this if you’ve already done this. 2. Add the configurations as required. You may skip this if you’ve already done this. 3. Double click on the sketch containing the sketch (linear/circular) pattern so that dimensions and pattern instance count display. 4. Double click…
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