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Blog Posts: January 2015

Black Boxes
Simple tips for creating and using Black Boxes in SOLIDWORKS Electrical.
Dragging Dimensions
When creating smart dimensions in drawing views, we occasionally want to reposition certain dimensions. Rather than deleting a dimension and creating a new one on another view we can simply hold "Shift" and drag the desired dimension to the desired v...
Dimension Names
One query we get a lot on the support line is what are these bracketed names appearing after my dimensions in a drawing file?Dimension names are automatically created for every dimension you have produced, but whether you have them displayed is up to...
Relationship Popup
When you select more than one sketch entity using the "Ctrl" key a relationship menu appears. However after you select one relationship the popup disappears. Hit "Ctrl" to get it to reappear.
Automatic Sketch Relations
Hold "Ctrl" to turn off automatic sketch relations.
Flow Simulation 2015
This wasn’t included in the release notes for Flow and is just another example of the really cool gems that SOLIDWORKS give away when you start digging around!
How to Populate Drawings with Custom Properties
Populating drawings with custom properties (from parts or assemblies for example) can help you save time, improve consistency and reduce errors. Once setup correctly you only need to enter your custom properties once and SOLIDWORKS will automatically...
How to set up Drawing Templates & Sheet Formats
Setting up Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats can be a little tricky without prior knowledge or training. This 20 minute webcast is designed to give you a brief insight and enough information for you to configure your own custom templates.
Normal To
Most SOLIDWORKS users have their N button setup as a keyboard shortcut to their normal to feature, however most haven't stumbled across this tip. Press N once to go normal to your selected entity, press it again to go normal to the reverse side of th...
Make Block
Blocks are a very useful tool, however most SOLIDWORKS operators don't use them as efficiently as they could. This tip will save you valuable time in your production process.
I’ve installed SOLIDWORKS – What Next? (Part 2)
This two part webinar is aimed at new customers that have recently purchased SOLIDWORKS and are looking for the best possible start to their implementation. Learn about the SOLIDWORKS file formats, licensing procedure and helpful tips to get up and r...
I’ve installed SOLIDWORKS – What Next? (Part 1)
This two part webinar is aimed at new customers that have recently purchased SOLIDWORKS and are looking for the best possible start to their implementation. Learn about the SOLIDWORKS file formats, licensing procedure and helpful tips to get up and r...
Speed up your CFD Solutions using Flow Freezing
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation has a very useful, but little known, tool for speeding up thermal fluid dynamics problems. It can cut your run times significantly without sacrificing accuracy. This blog uses an example to illustrate the process and time s...
Improving SOLIDWORKS Performance
SOLIDWORKS settings for optimised performance speed
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