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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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Fixing Diameter Symbol Displaying As MOD-DIAM instead of ø in SOLIDWORKS

      I have seen that lot of people are having issues where symbols have changed to the scripts instead of display as symbols specially the Diameter symbol which instead of showing as ø, show up as <MOD-DIAM>. OR even getting error message for missing Gtol.sym file. Where as this is the correct behavior. So let’s talk about different options to fix it. Save and close all active files in SOLIDWORKS and restart it. This should fix the issue. If you’re seeing the…
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SOLIDWORKS World 2015 App is Now Available

  We’re just 2 weeks away from SOLIDWORKS World 2015 which will be held February 8-11, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Join over 5,000 CAD software users who will descend on the 6th largest city in the USA 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 2012 and 2013, SOLIDWORKS World App is back for both Android and iOS. Developed by Double…
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NVIDIA Model Mania 16th Year at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

  SOLIDWORKS World 2015 will be held February 8-11, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Over 5,000 CAD software users will descend on the 6th largest city in the USA to hear from a wide range of speakers and learn the latest about SOLIDWORKS. Back for its 16th year, the SOLIDWORKS Model Mania Contest, powered by NVIDIA, will give you a chance to display your talents to the greater SOLIDWORKS Community. Model Mania pits user against user and…
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Broken Out-Half Section View (One View Only)

  Do ever need to show broken out section and want the depth to the center of one of the component in assembly OR part center. The usually method is to either select some edge (you may have to add one more view for this some times) OR define the depth in most cases. But it could be troublesome some times to get to exact center. And further if there is a size change then one need to make sure…
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