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[13 Sep 2013 | One Comment | ]
SWUGN Summit 2013 – SolidWorks Assembly Tips & Tricks

The 2013 SWUGN Summit came to Nashville, TN this past week on Tuesday, September 10.  I presented some tips and tricks for SolidWorks assemblies.  There were several inquiries about the presentation, so I am making it available for download here.  (Unfortunately, I cannot provide the file sets.)

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[20 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
View Selector

I got an email from one of my co-workers the other day about the SolidWorks View Selector.  The View Selector is a new tool in SolidWorks 2013, and it can help you visualize the different default model views that are available to you.  It is invoked by pressing Ctrl-Spacebar or by pressing the View Selector button on the Orientation dialog (activated by pressing the spacebar).  Doing the latter will make the View Selector (hereafter referred to as “cube”) persistent and will cause it to appear along with the Orientation dialog …

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[8 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
How To Quickly Add Icons To Any Toolbar

During our sneak peak at SolidWorks 2013 last week, we were shown a tip that isn’t new, but was new to most everyone in the room: a dead-easy way to add SolidWorks icons to a toolbar.
Normally, to add a new icon to a toolbar, you would have to open up the Customize… dialogue by right-clicking on a toolbar, searching for the tool you want, and then dragging it to the desired toolbar.
While this is the way it has always worked, and is probably second-nature to you, there is a quicker …