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SolidWorks_Settings_and_Helpful_Hints_Rev_2016-06-10

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Engineering 1182 SolidWorks Settings and Helpful Hints 2/26/16 RCB 1 (These slides should be viewed in Slide Show Mode which will enable navigating to desired topics by clicking on the TOC title. Most topic slides are animated by left clicking on the mouse) Table of Contents (TOC) Settings – Restoring SolidWorks Workspace to the Original Settings – Changing Display Style (shaded/hidden lines visible/etc.) – Pinning the Display – Changing Scale for Drawing Isometric – Cleaning up the Model Tree Display – Changing the Drafting Standard to ANSI Style – Eliminating Shadows and Reflections – Changing Units Specifications (inch/meter) – Eliminating Tangent Lines in a PART – Changing Dimension’s Format to meet EED Standards – Eliminating Tangent Lines in a DRAWING – Changing the Icons color – Show File Extensions in Windows Explorer Helpful Hints - General Helpful Hints - Fixes – Changing Part Orientation – Assembly:Extracting Exploded View Fails – Simplifying Dimensioning using Symmetry Note – Re-establishing Location of A Detached Toolbar – Mirror about a Line in Sketch Mode – Re-establishing A MissingToolbar – Mirror about a Plane in Feature Mode – Can’t save a SolidWorks File – Escaping Title Block Edit Mode – Correcting AEV Parts Changing Size – Removing Unwanted Parenthesis in Dimensions – Restoring Missing Hidden Lines in Drawing – Applying a Distance Constraint to an Assembly – Correcting a Revolve Failure due to use of 3D Sketch – Saving a Drawing Template – Restoring a Vanished Object from a Part Drawing
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Engineering 1182 Settings - Pinning the Display 2 Select the ‘Pin’ Display stays Original Display Click on ‘SOLIDWORKS’ Click to return to TOC
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Engineering 1182 Settings - Cleaning up the Model Tree Display 3 Then Click ‘OK’ Change as shown Click to return to TOC Right click in Tree area and select Hide/Show Tree Items
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Engineering 1182 Eliminating Shadows and Reflections 4 Click to return to TOC Entry “darkened” causes reflections Entry “darkened” causes shadows Click on “View Settings”
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Engineering 1182 Eliminating Shadows and Reflections SolidWorks Layout 5 Click to return to TOC Click entry so now entry “not darkened” and shadows eliminated Click entry so now entry “not darkened” and reflections eliminated
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Engineering 1182 Show File Extensions 6 When you have multiple different types of SolidWorks files in a folder (SLDPRT,SLDDRW,SLDASM) and file extensions are hidden , it is hard to locate desired files. Current Display Desired Display Open Windows Explorer, click on Organize and then select Folder and search options Select View, and scroll down about half way and locate Hide extensions for known type , click on the check mark to remove and select Apply and OK Click to return to TOC Rev: 20160222, RCB
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Engineering 1182 Can’t Save a SolidWorks File Rev: 20151104, RCB 7 Click to return to TOC Sometimes SolidWorks gets confused and refuses to save a file. To resolve the
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  • Spring '16
  • Dr. Bixler
  • Filename extension, Click, Double click, Isometric projection, Architectural drawing

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