Tips & Tricks
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".
On the drawing you can see that different dimensions overlap.
Select the dimension, which causes the overlapping
>> Go to Property Manager (left window)
>> Scroll down
>> Break Lines
>> Check the box
The line of the chosen dimension will be interrupted, so it will no longer overlap with the other dimension on the drawing.
By default, SolidWorks does not take into account whether or not components are mixed up, which can lead to surprises later on.
Do you want to avoid that your product turns out not to work after production because of parts colliding?
Read below why Collision Detection is the tool for you!
Everyone is familiar with the Excel function "AutoFill". However, not everyone knows that you can also apply it in SolidWorks.
You can use this handy feature while configuring certain Components, Features or Dimensions.
In the following we will show you how you can auto fill the "Suppress checkbox" to all configurations in the model.
Does your company use a unique profile that comes back several times during modeling in SolidWorks?
Then it can be useful to create a "Structural Member"!
Read on and discover step by step how you can create your own profile in SolidWorks.