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Setting company colors in SolidWorks



Tips & Tricks

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.

Color Swatches

Go to System Options >> File Locations >> Select "Color Swatches" from the drop-down list.

Then select a location (folder) via "Add" where you want to save the company colors and where SolidWorks can find them.

During modeling you can now choose in the "Appearance" window for the collection of company colors instead of the "Standard" colors.


Reload // The OOPS-button

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.

Large Design Review

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"!

Break Lines

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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