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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 – Trim Entities Enhancement

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, you can convert trimmed entities into construction geometry or ignore construction geometry when trimming. This improves the handling of construction geometry for 2D and 3D sketches. Previously, the Trim Entities tool trimmed all entities, which often caused sketches to become under defined. Click Tools > Sketch Tools > Trim to open the […]


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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 – Saving Assembly As a Part

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, when saving an assembly as a part, you can include or remove components based on specified criteria to simplify the saved part. You can use the following criteria to save an assembly as a simplified part: Visibility of the component from outside the model. Size (volume) of the component. If the component […]


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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 – Exploded View Enhancements

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, you can go through an exploded view step-by-step. You can also roll back an exploded view to see the results of each step. To open the Explode PropertyManager for an existing exploded view: On the ConfigurationManager tab, expand the configuration. Right-click Exploded View and click Edit Feature . You can use the […]


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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 – Tables to Excel and Default Saving Locations

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, You can include a thumbnail of each component when you export a table-based BOM to Microsoft® Excel® in the .xls or .xlsx format. Also you can specify the default folder where new documents are saved. If you do not specify this path, the default save folder varies based on the last used […]


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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 – Creating Partial Chamfers and Fillets

In SOLIDWORKS 2019,You can create partial chamfers and fillets with specified lengths along model edges. The Manual tab of the Fillet PropertyManager and the Chamfer PropertyManager contains a group box where you can specify Partial Edge Parameter. When you select an edge in Items To Fillet or Items To Chamfer , expand Partial Edge Parameters […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP4 is now available to download

This service pack for SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PDM, is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here. Alternatively log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at and click Download Software and Updates to access the update. You will need your SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal login details to download SOLIDWORKS. If you don’t have an […]


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How to Create a Custom Weldment Profile in SOLIDWORKS

Within SOLIDWORKS you have the ability to create your own custom weldment profiles, which can then be used to create structural members and later a cut list. This video shows how to create the library feature part, where to store it and how to then use it to create your model. Additional weldment profiles are […]


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SOLIDWORKS Hints & Tips – Adding custom material properties to Toolbox Components

You can create a list custom property that is linked to the SOLIDWORKS Materials library. The video below will show how to achieve this. To create a material property: From Windows, click Start > All Programs > SOLIDWORKS version > SOLIDWORKS Tools > Toolbox Settings . Click 2 – Customize Your Hardware. On the Customize […]


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SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – March 2017

Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Breakout sessions done by your SOLIDWORKS Support team at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 We all impatiently wait for the availability of the SOLIDWORKS World 2017 proceedings. Meanwhile, I thought I’d list all the breakout sessions, […]


SOLIDWORKS support Monthly News – January 2017

Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Vote to promote the best ideas to the Top Ten List There isn’t much time left to vote for your favorite ideas to the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List. You have until January 20, […]


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