Tips & Tricks
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.
When a Balloon is created or selected, a Custom Property can be specified as a value for the Balloon Text.
This is done from the "Balloon Properties" window.
In Document Properties under the Balloons tab, the default text for a Balloon can be set to a Custom Property.
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".