Tips n Trick

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 World 2016 App is Now Available

    We’re just 2 weeks away from SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in which will be held January 31st to February 3rd, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Join over 5,000 crazy people from all over the world who will descend in Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas to hear from a wide range of speakers and learn the latest about SOLIDWORKS. Register today!! And guess what, after a great success in SOLIDWORKS World 2015, SOLIDWORKS World App is back for iOS and Android. Developed by GenieConnect, the app is…
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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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SOLIDWORKS: Controlling Scale Features in Configurations

    We all use Scale feature in the model to quickly scale up or down a model. The idea is to quickly change the geometry of the model for various purpose. For e.g. in a plastic mold, components are usually scaled up to take care of shrinkage. The scale value depends on the plastic material. It does not scale dimensions, sketches, or reference geometry but only the model geometry (body). One can scale a solid or surface body about its centroid, the model…
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