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How to create Angular Center Marks in SOLIDWORKS Drawings?

Center marks are annotations that mark circle or arc centers and describe the geometry size on the drawing. With the Center Mark tool, we can create a center mark or a center point on circular edges. The center mark lines can also be used as references for dimensions. Center marks can be shown in three various…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Application Program Interface (API)

SOLIDWORKS 2020 API

SOLIDWORKS has a lot of tools that allows users to model a simple part design to mount a VFD all the way up to simulating a real life flow simulation task and even extends out to data management capabilities. Given the above range of events, there also exists a tool in the background that allows…

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SOLIDWORKS Structure System Angle Identifier

The latest feature to be added to the SOLIDWORKS Structure System is Angle Direction and Rotation. It can be quite handy to know what the mitre angle is and if it’s the same on both sides. Angle Direction and Rotation is displayed in the Cut-List Properties which are also available for Structural Members as well…

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Method for Fixing Corrupted SOLIDWORKS Drawing Views

I ran into a situation where I was working with a SOLIDWORKS drawing that had several sheets in it with every possible kind of view being utilized. One of these views was displaying the back view when it should have been showing the front view?! I was baffled as to why this was happening and…

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SOLIDWORKS Certified Graphics Drivers

  SOLIDWORKS works closely with graphics card manufacturers to ensure compatibility and certification.  Having a proper graphics card and driver is essential for best performance and stability of the software. It is crucial to have a professional grade 3D graphics card installed.  SOLIDWORKS only supports NVIDIA Quadro series and AMD Firepro and Radeon Pro series. …

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Structure System Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Monkey Bars

The SOLIDWORKS Structure System is fairly new and while in its infancy “new” basic improvements are being made with every SOLIDWORKS release. Looking at efficiency best practices, using a pattern comes to mind. The basic answer to why we pattern brings me back to the SOLIDWORKS Essentials class where a “seed” is patterned to increase…

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How to link Balloons to Custom Properties in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template

Recently a customer wanted to know if it was possible, in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template, to link Custom Properties to balloons, without the need to edit each balloon? After providing a solution to this customer I thought that other users may find this useful. Link in the Balloon Property Manager When a balloon is created…

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PRODUCT RETIREMENT: CATIA® V5-SOLIDWORKS Translator

CATIA V5 SOLIDWORKS Translator

The CATIA® V5-SOLIDWORKS Translator is no longer supported and can no longer be renewed. This tool is also not available in SOLIDWORKS 2019 or newer. Replaced by SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect The CATIA V5-SOLIDWORKS Translator was replaced by 3D Interconnect, which provides direct integration of native CATIA files, 3D Interconnect was introduced with SOLIDWORKS Premium 2017…

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Modify Instances in Assembly Patterns in SOLIDWORKS 2020

The pattern function helps save time when it comes to inserting repeated parts, such as support beams for a temporary tent. But it can be a bit annoying when you need to modify one of those instances to make room for a custom door a client requested to reduce heat loss. In SOLIDWORKS 2020, the…

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