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Performance Hack #011 : File Admin Automation : Pack and Go

Overall Concept One of the most useful tools embedded inside SOLIDWORKS is the Pack and Go. It works great for file management and making sure your assemblies and drawings keep their references if you need to make a copy or send them out to…
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Performance Hack #010 : File Admin Automation : Managing Files

Overall Concept Many files and projects created in SolidWorks, the files are often saved in a convenient location, but without any defined folder structure. It is not until the project becomes extensive that users decide to go through the model…
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Performance Hack #009 : Solidworks Speed Performance : Import Geometry

Overall Concept SolidWorks have ability to open and work with dozens of other CAD File types. In this tutorial we are going to talk about How to handle imported part and assembly. We are going to use SKF bearing part as study part. Let’s…
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Performance Hack #008 : Drawings : How to copy linked notes from a template into another template

How to copy linked notes from a template into another template. So, let’s say, you come across the following: 1. -you have a sheet template 2. -but you have zero custom properties 3. -title block that is basically ‘lazy’ aka we have…
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Performance Hack #007 : Parts Assemblies : Fully Define A Sketch

How to fully define a sketch. 1. First check if sketches are being solved or not. If it isn’t, needs to be enabled. Tools > Sketch Settings > Automatic Solve 2. Turn on Block Toolbar: 3. Box select everything, and accept block.…
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Performance Hack #006 : IT Solidworks Installation Repair : Full Clean Removal and Re-install

1. Make sure that you have “full Administrative Rights” 2. Ensure that you can disable all Anti-Virus’s present on the machine. (this list may include “Windows Defender) 3. Ensure that you have disabled the User Account Control Settings. a.…
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Performance Hack #005 : Parts Assemblies Automation : Equations and linking Dimensions

Overall Concept: In this tutorial, you will learn some of the advanced tools that are used to increase the productivity in the Part, of SolidWorks. These tools are used to create equations in part modeling. Equations are mathematical relations…
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Performance Hack #004 : Solidworks Speed Performance : Constant Rebuilding

Constant Rebuilding See Vid. Basically upon opening the for *large* percent of time, Solidworks says “rebuilding”   Diagnose the Situation. Use “Assembly Visualization”, and add the “SW-Rebuild” property to see which…
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Performance Hack #003 : Drawings : 3d PDF from Drawings

Overall Concept: 3D PDF In this tutorial we are going to talk about how SolidWorks can export a model as a 3D PDF document. Normal pdf contains a static image like a JPG. A PDF can include 3D data if the correct option is checked in the Save…
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Performance Hack #002 : File Admin : SolidWorks File References

Overall Concept The aim of this document is to provide the reader with an understanding of how the SolidWorks file structure and management works. To properly manage SolidWorks file system in SolidWorks, it is important to know what is contained…