Tag Archive: Assembly

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Any Component as Envelope

With almost 2 days to go for the release of SolidWorks 2013, here is one more interesting feature to share with you. SolidWorks 2013 gives you the ability to make envelopes from subassemblies. Workflow improvements include designating components as envelopes as you insert them into assemblies, and changing components to or from envelopes at any time. New options let you adjust envelope visibility and load envelopes as lightweight or read-only. A quick video on the new feature Need more on what’s…
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SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Exclude Components During Interference Detection

With only few days left for the big event i.e. release of SolidWorks 2013, here is another cool feature of SolidWorks 2013. You can exclude selected components in Interference Detection  in SolidWorks 2013, . You can filter components with matching cosmetic threads from Interference Detection results and place them in a separate folder. You can exclude interferences involving hidden components, as well as exclude selected components from Interference Detection results. Optionally, you can specify to remember components to exclude from session…
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SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Mates in Mirrored Subassemblies

Here’s yet another new feature for 2013. When you create an opposite-hand version while mirroring a subassembly, all the standard mates in the subassembly are mirrored as well. Previously, standard mates within the subassembly that mated to the default planes or origin of the subassembly were not created.. A quick video on the new feature Need more on what’s new in SolidWorks 2013, visit new SolidWorks 2013 website to see all the major updates when it launches on September 10, 2012.

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Insert Multiple Components in Assemblies

Here’s another new cool feature for 2013. In the Insert Components PropertyManager, you can select multiple components at a time and then insert each one in succession without returning to the Property Manager. Also, if you double-click the assembly origin, all the selected components are inserted at once, each with respect to the origin. A quick video on the new feature Need more on what’s new in SolidWorks 2013, visit new SolidWorks 2013 website to see all the major updates when it…
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Different Mate Values for Different Configurations

Do you ever need to set up different mates vales (Distance and Angle mates) for different configurations in the Assembly. You can download the files used from here to do this exercise/tutorial. 1. Open the Assembly the switch to configuration manager. 2. Add the configuration as required. I already have two configurations in the assembly: Closed and Open. 3. Activate the configuration named Open. 4. Expand the mates folder. 5. Double click on Angle1 mate (so that the dimension displays up in the…
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