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Re-use of Note and Symbol Annotations

Re-use of Note and Symbol Annotations

   Ever find yourself re-typing general notes, or re-creating that weld symbol that you just used last week? You’re not alone. I find that many SolidWorks users take for granted a simple tool available to them to store commonly used notes and symbols – the Design Library. In this simple walk through tutorial I will […]

Customer Use Drawings

Customer Use Drawings

by Amos Avery, A very Swell Idea, Inc. Customer Use (CU) drawings are just what they sound like, a drawing made for a customer to use. They are different from production drawings that contain every detail needed to manufacture something. The information they offer is sufficient for the customer to make proper use of your […]

SolidWorks Tips and Tricks 2011

SolidWorks Tips and Tricks 2011

by Phil Sluder, TriAxial Design and Analysis Experience a fast paced session of tips focusing on how to use SolidWorks 2011 in the real world. These will not be found in the help file, they come from years of learning, teaching, and using it daily in a small dynamic design environment. There will include something for […]

What’s Old with SolidWorks 2011

What’s Old with SolidWorks 2011

by Phil Sluder, TriAxial Design and Analysis Presented at: SolidWorks World 2011 I didn’t know you could do that, is that new? When did they put that in SolidWorks? This is a look at existing tools that you may have overlooked, not had time to keep up with, and use as often as you could. […]

Advanced Tools for Creating, Updating...

Advanced Tools for Creating, Updating and Using Custom File Properties

Discover new techniques for managing file properties from anywhere inside SolidWorks. Explore different ways to create, access modify and use file properties, from the “old” File/Properties menu to the new Custom Properties Tab, including editing properties “in bulk” inside Assemblies, BOMs, SolidWorks-based Configuration Tables, Design Tables, Title Blocks and much more. Become confident that you can manage file properties from anywhere inside SolidWorks.”