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Creating Part, Assembly & Drawing SolidWorks Templates to Drive Standardization and Efficiency

In today’s world of short lead times, extensive project queues, and multi-user environments it can be difficult to keep up with all the small detail items we as Engineers need to make sure are included in our designs and drawings.  … Continue reading

Use Magnetic Mates for Quick Layout of Conveyors and Tracks in SOLIDWORKS 2017

Written by: Alex Frank, Support Engineer Magnetic Mates are a new feature in SOLIDWORKS 2017 that allow you to quickly and easily arrange and rearrange assembly components until you achieve a desirable configuration. This new feature is intended to make … Continue reading

Multibody Part vs. Assembly in SolidWorks

There are fewer differences than ever between a multibody part file and an assembly file in SolidWorks. Where commonalities exist, the user may take advantage of performance and file management benefits of a multibody part. Where they differ, each has … Continue reading

Need an Easier and Quicker Way to Browse Your Folders DIRECTLY Inside SolidWorks??

SOLUTION!! Use the File Explorer!    It is located in the Tabs on the Right side of your Graphics window.  Just add a Shortcut to the ‘Samples’ folder in your SolidWorks install directory, click the ‘folder’ icon in the Tabs to … Continue reading

Make A Component Phantom and Exclude It from the BOM

This post outlines Steps necessary to show a common component that is not included in the BOM. In other words the component is only meant to serve as a reference to a main assembly. You will be able to see … Continue reading