Drawings

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Move and Copy Dimensions Between Drawing Views

Creating dimensions in drawing views can often be a time consuming process. This is especially true when there’s a lot of views included in the drawing. To make it easier to add dimensions to views, SOLIDWORKS can move or copy dimensions from one view to another. All it takes is a single keystroke combined with […]

 

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Spotlight on Features: Why can I not edit linked to file blocks?

You edit a block and get the following message: So, why can I not edit linked to file blocks? First, let’s define the concept of blocks. There are block instances and block definitions. What you see inserted in the drawing sheet area are block instances (Fig. 1) All the same block instances belong to a […]

 

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VIDEO: SOLIDWORKS Copy and Rename Drawings

In this hints and tip video, we show you how when using SOLIDWORKS you can easily create a new version of the same drawing and associated models. This is a very useful feature if you need to create a amended version of a model, without recreating the whole drawing.  Find out more on SOLIDWORKS  Contact […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 Manager Showcase: What’s New in Inspection

The SOLIDWORKS annual release starts with feedback provided by you, our community, and finds its way to the people responsible for including your request in our annual release. For SOLIDWORKS 2015, we wanted to introduce you to some of the people responsible for the new features and let them describe their favorite tools included in […]

 

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 Manager Showcase: What’s New in EPDM

The SOLIDWORKS annual release starts with feedback provided by you, our community, and finds its way to the people responsible for including your request in our annual release. For SOLIDWORKS 2015, we wanted to introduce you to some of the people responsible for the new features and let them describe their favorite tools included in […]

 

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Using Blocks in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing (Design Library)

You can make, save, edit, and insert blocks for drawing items that you use often, such as standard notes, title blocks, label positions, and special symbols not found in the standard annotations. Blocks can include text, any type of sketch entity, balloons, imported entities and text, and area hatch. You can attach blocks to geometry […]

 

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SolidWorks 2014 Sneak Peek: Replace Model View

SolidWorks 2014 will be officially unveiled on September 9, and while you’re waiting for the big reveal, we’re going to give you a few peeks at some of the new features. You can now easily replace the model references in any drawing view using Replace Model View. This streamlined approach to changing document references not […]

 

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Tip: 3D Partial Section View

Ever need to show more internal detail of an assembly in a drawing but needed it in an isometric view and sectioned as well? SolidWorks Drawings has this capability, and it’s easy and quick to achieve. Start by creating an orthogonal view and then derive a section from it. It’s easy to get the section […]

 

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