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Break Lines



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.

Enabling "Break Lines"

Select the dimension, which causes the overlapping   

   >> Go to Property Manager (left window)
   >> Leaders
   >> 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.


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"!

Specific Views

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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