Tag Archive: Assemblies

Fix SOLIDWORKS Animation Toolbar Not Appearing

    You’ve created a nice exploded view and now want to see the animation to visual/verify that exploded view. To do this, you right-click on the exploded view and select Animate Explode/Collapse.   But to your surprise the animation gets started but you do not see the toolbar and finally you’ve to close/quit SOLIDWORKS as you cannot do anything. And if you try to press ESC (just wishing to get over the issue), you get the error message. So…
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Let’s Meet in Boston at SOLIDWORKS 2016 Launch

SOLIDWORKS 2016 beta Beta Program ended recently and Pre Release 1 is already available to download.   If you’ve had not any chance to take part in beta or don’t want to dive into pre-release version then here are few ways you can check the new enhancements 1. Be part of SOLIDWORKS 2016 special launch event, live at the Edward Kennedy Institute, Boston on September 22 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.  REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot to hear what’s new in SOLIDWORKS…
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SOLIDWORKS 2016 is coming, Enjoy Some Teasers!

    SOLIDWORKS 2016 will be officially unveiled on September 8, 2015  i.e. today and while you’re waiting for the big reveal, here are quick peeks at some of the new features (I’m sure you’re going to love them) Here is list of some of the new enhancements: Choosing a Configuration While Adding a Component It is now possible to choose a configuration while adding a component. When you use the Insert Components/Begin Assembly PropertyManager to add a component to an assembly, you…
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SolidWorks 2014: Pack and Go but Toolbox, Sorry NO

Another cool enhancement in SolidWorks 2014, leave Toolbox components while you do Pack and Go. Yes with SolidWorks 2014, users have the ability to leave Toolbox parts behind. The advantage is clearly simple, maintaining the toolbox reference from the location meant for toolbox and not the new folder OR the zip file created by pack and go. I remember how big hassle it was to deal with toolbox parts when I did the pack and go to make a copy…
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SolidWorks 2014: Creating Angular Running/Ordinate Dimensions

Another cool enhancement in SolidWorks 2014 Angular Running/Ordinate Dimensions. No more workaround 🙂 Here are the quick steps: 1. Within an open drawing, click on Angular running dimensions under Dimensions (make sure you have view on which you want to do the Angular Running/Ordinate Dimensions). 2. Pick the center mark in the view. 3. Position the 0 value as required. 4. Select other center mark or points/edges and dimensions will be populated and placed  5. If you need the chain…
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