Tips & Tricks
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.
While designing, place the model in the desired position.
Then click on the space bar.
Your model will be placed in a spatial cube and a window "Orientation" will appear.
In the window "Orientation" you can choose the action "New View" at the top.
Selecting "New View" will save the current view.
It is important to give the view a clear and appropriate name, so that you know afterwards which view it is.
When you click on "OK", your new specific view is created and it will appear in the "Orientation" window.
You can now start using the specific view in Drawings.
When adding or selecting a view in the drawing, you can choose in the left window at the option "Orientation" >> "More views" for your specific view.
But you can also save this specific view so that you can reuse it in other files.
In your model, click again on the space bar and choose "Save View to SOLIDWORKS" in the "Orientation" window.
Your specific view is now between "Saved Views".
If you want to apply this specific view in another model, you can choose in the "Orientation" window at the option "Saved Views" for your specific view.
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".