Tips & Tricks
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.
Go to System Options >> Sketch >> Check the following 2 options:
- "Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation"
- "Create dimension only when value is entered"
If, for example, you draw a circle in a sketch, you can enter the desired diameter directly. By pressing Enter, you will get a circle with the correct size.
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.
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"!
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".