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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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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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