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Quick Filters

19/08/2020

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Have you already experienced that you have to search far too long in a folder for the main composition of a model?

SolidWorks has a very simple solution for this, namely "Quick Filters".

Read on and discover how you can save time by using the "Quick Filter: Top-Level Assembly".

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Reload // The OOPS-button

30/07/2020

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Ever experienced opening a model in SolidWorks and making a mistake?

With the result that most people close the file, without saving it, and then open it again.
To automate this and save time, you can use the Reload command to make the process much faster. 

Need this "OOPS button"?
Read on here where you can find the Reload command.

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Large Design Review

28/05/2020

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Did you know you can open an assembly without the parts...

If you want to open an assembly, you have to have all the parts, right?

Read on to discover how you can open an assembly without the parts via "Large Design Review"!

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Break Lines

24/04/2020

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Does it happen regularly to you that dimensions overlap in a drawing?

Sometimes you can't avoid overlapping dimensions - knowing that this is not drawing  technically correct. This creates uncertainty when reading the size or it even looks chaotic. 

SolidWorks does have a handy function for this, namely "Break Lines", which enables you to avoid overlapping dimensions when dimensioning a drawing.

Read here how to use these "Break Lines".

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Specific Views

15/04/2020

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Do you often use specific views that are not standard in SolidWorks

Would you find it useful to be able to save these specific views for later reuse in drawings or other models?

This is perfectly possible, because you can create a specific view in a Part or Assembly environment, which you can then use to place into your Drawing or reuse it in another model.

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Dynamic Highlight

06/04/2020

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Do you sometimes find it annoying that you don't immediately select the right part during modelling?

There is a way to more easily select the desired part in SolidWorks, namely the "Dynamic Highlight" function. 

The following procedure explains how to activate this function.

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Balloons linked to Custom Properties

30/03/2020

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Do you also use Balloons in SolidWorks Drawings to number parts? 

Would you like to be able to use these Balloons for other purposes, such as naming parts with their specific name?

That's perfectly possible, because you can link Balloons to Custom Properties

This can be done in 2 ways, each of which is explained.

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Setting company colors in SolidWorks

25/03/2020

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Do you often work with certain colors that are specific to the company? 

Then in addition to the standard SolidWorks colors, you can also set company colors.

With preset company colors you can easily assign the right color to your design during the modelling process.

Via the following procedure you can set your own company colors and add/remove them.

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Automatic mating

18/03/2020

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Would you find it useful to be able to enter the dimensions immediately during the sketching in SolidWorks?

The following procedure allows you to measure shapes directly while drawing.

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F5 = Filter Toolbar

11/03/2020

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By pressing F5 the Filter Toolbar will appear. In this menu you can see which filters are activated. You can also activate filters in the Filter Toolbar, such as "Filter Faces". With this filter on, you can only select faces.

By pressing F6, all filters are turned off at once.

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