SOLIDWORKS PDM Reference Tree Selection Controls

Javelin Tech Tips

Navigating large assembly reference trees within SOLIDWORKS PDM can be difficult, especially when Checking a file In/Out, performing a Copy Tree function, or Changing States. The Show All Levels/Top Level Only dropdown above allows you to expand/collapse your reference tree in the dialog box.

Get in the Right Frame of Mind with SOLIDWORKS Reference Geometry

DASI Solutions

Written by Daniel Soltero, Application Engineer When designing in SOLIDWORKS it is good practice to use reference geometry.

Create SOLIDWORKS Reference Sketches from 2D DXF/DWG Files

Javelin Tech Tips

These files can be great for SOLIDWORKS users to use a reference when trying to design parts in SOLIDWORKS. With this in mind, we can now create reference sketches from 2D DXF/DWG files in SOLIDWORKS 2020. Import as reference Option. Toggle Between Reference & Edit Sketch.

Setting SOLIDWORKS PDM External References Search Paths

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS PDM will normally handle references, between components. If these references do not exist, then PDM will use search criteria used by the respective application, such as SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS PDM PDM SOLIDWORKS External References SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration

10 Best Reference Headphones

3D Printing Hub

Are you an audio professional or enthusiast that’s looking for the best reference headphones? We have searched the marketplace to find the best reference headphones across 3 price categories. Are you buying reference headphones to use on a daily basis for extended hours?

Repair All Missing References for Fillets with SOLIDWORKS 2020

Javelin Tech Tips

When was the last time that you made a minor change to your model which caused a fillets to have a “missing edge reference” even though the edges are exactly where they used to be? The Fillet tool Missing Edge References after a change. Have you ever had a Fillet Error?

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Dynamic Reference Visualization Redesign

Javelin Tech Tips

In SOLIDWORKS 2017 the Dynamic Reference Visualization has been redesigned! Dynamic reference arrows have been redesigned to improve clarity in the FeatureManager Design Tree. The arrows are really useful in identifying parent child references in a long FeatureManager Design Tree.

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2 Download with References

Javelin Tech Tips

When you want to download any PDM data, a new Download with References page provides options to help ensure you’re downloading exactly what you need. Download with References. The post SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2 Download with References appeared first on The Javelin Blog.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Dynamic Reference Visualization

Javelin Tech Tips

The dynamic reference visualization has been enhanced in SOLIDWORKS 2016 with the ability to now also show child feature dependency in parts. When you select a feature in the FeatureManager design tree SOLIDWORKS will now point to related parent references in blue and child references in red.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 SpeedPak enhanced to now include reference geometry

Javelin Tech Tips

In SOLIDWORKS 2017 you can now include reference geometry and curves in a SpeedPak. Unlike previous versions in SOLIDWORKS 2017, an extra field is available in the PropertyManager to include sketches, reference geometry, and curves.

Mate to Reference Geometry in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Large Design Review

Javelin Tech Tips

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 , you can create mates that use reference geometry as their reference in the Large Design Review mode. In Large Design Review mode you can create mates using the following reference geometries: Standard planes. Reference planes. Reference points.

How to prevent transition actions from selecting all child references in SOLIDWORKS PDM – Updated

Javelin Tech Tips

Reference Dialog > Check ‘ Do not mark referenced files when changing state ‘ > Ok. With the 2019 release and later versions; this option has changed; Select child references during state change.

Anatomy360 Creates Impressive 3D Printed Anatomical Reference Models for Artists

3D Design 3D Printing 3d print artists 3d print nude 3d printed reference models 3d printing anatomy anatomical 3d prints anatomy360 naked 3d printsI’m one of those people who simply can not draw. I watch in awe as artists sketch images of people, places and things in a manner which appears to be as easy to them... View the entire article via our website.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Cross References are jumping off the page?

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Cross References are used to indicate associations between symbols in our schematics. If for example a complex electrical component has multiple symbols across a number of drawings, cross references can be used to show association between these symbols.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Client Install Quick Reference Guide

Javelin Tech Tips

This article aims to describe the steps to install SOLIDWORKS PDM in a client machine in a simplified way, as a quick reference. For detailed instructions, please refer to the SOLIDWORKS PDM Installation Guide on the SOLIDWORKS website. Overview.

How to prevent broken references being checked into a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault

Javelin Tech Tips

It usually means there’s a broken reference… Broken reference. When dragged into the vault, no reference are evaluated. When the files are checked into the vault the references are written to the database.

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Dynamic Reference Visualization [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

Another excellent feature that has been added to this 2015 release of SOLIDWORKS is Dynamic Reference Visualization ; this is the ability to dynamically see the parent / child relationships between features within the FeatureManager.

SOLIDWORKS Reference Triad for Changing View Orientation [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

The SOLIDWORKS Reference Triad in the lower left corner of your graphics window is very useful to determine the orientation of your model, as you rotate the view it moves with the model. SOLIDWORKS Reference Triad. The SOLIDWORKS Reference Triad is more useful than just a reference.

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Is your SOLIDWORKS Update/Reference dialog dismissed too quickly before you can take action!

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS goes through a search routine when opening files with references. That should not be a cause for frustration because starting with SOLIDWORKS 2015, the duration of the dialog for missing references can be changed in Tools > Options > Messages/Errors/Warnings.

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SOLIDWORKS Reference Plane Normal to View Position [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

As the following video will show, we now have the ability to create a SOLIDWORKS reference plane, NORMAL to view at a given reference point. Tech Tips 2015 direction normal plane reference SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS 2015 view What's new

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EPDM – Exploring Reference Dialog

Javelin Tech Tips

Many important settings are controlled by Reference Dialog, but many do not know where to find it, or what options are controlled in this area. In the settings dialogue box, select Reference Dialog. If a file contains references, the latest version of these files will also be cached.

How to Replace SOLIDWORKS References

Javelin Tech Tips

There are many different ways to replace SOLIDWORKS references: In SOLIDWORKS Explorer references can be replaced without having to open the file. Replacing a Reference in a Drawing.

Reduce SOLIDWORKS assembly open times by specifying external reference search locations

Javelin Tech Tips

If there is one topic that repeatedly sends our customers to sleep, it’s file references. It is squarely located within the “External References” section of the SOLIDWORKS 2017 options dialog, found under Tools > Options > System Options > External References.

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 Supports Non-SOLIDWORKS CAD File References

Javelin Tech Tips

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 is support for the 3D Interconnect functionality; the PDM vault will now manage references between SOLIDWORKS files and non-SOLIDWORKS CAD files. Note: The non-SOLIDWORKS CAD files must be added to the vault before being added to the assembly, to save the references to PDM. When the assembly is checked in, all the references will be written to the database and managed from there.

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Hide All Types of Reference Geometry in the Heads-up Toolbar

Javelin Tech Tips

The screen display can get cluttered when you have lots of annotations, sketches and reference geometry visible. The post SOLIDWORKS 2017 Hide All Types of Reference Geometry in the Heads-up Toolbar appeared first on SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips, Videos & Tutorials from Javelin.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Combobox Styles Reference

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The post SOLIDWORKS PDM Combobox Styles Reference appeared first on The Javelin Blog. Within the SOLIDWORKS PDM (Data) Card Editor, there are four different Combobox Styles to list data; Combobox Dropdown , Combobox Simple , Combobox Droplist , and a Listbox : Combobox Styles. I find that I’m always forgetting the difference between them, and it’s not clear from within the editor to see the difference.

Wikipedia goes 3D allowing users to upload.stls for digital reference

3D Printing Industry

Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository of Wikipedia, has introduced a new tool allowing contributors to upload 3D models to the site. The 3D models, as with Wikipedia’s other media content i.e. photos, audio, vector and video files, will be embedded into the site’s existing articles, adding a new dimension to research done by the […].

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Sneak Peek 2016: Reuse Absorbed Reference Curves

The Solidworks Blog

Reusing Absorbed Reference Curves. You can select and reuse all reference curves in a model. Previously, you could only use absorbed reference curves in the feature for which they were created.

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My SOLIDWORKS Drawing still references a file that has been removed from view?

Javelin Tech Tips

When SOLIDWORKS users report that a drawing file references a model that is not included in any of its drawing views, it usually turns out to be a model view has been deleted from the drawing, but the reference to the model remains in the View Palette.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Managing External References

DASI Solutions

Written by: Greg Dawes, Application Engineer Viewing and managing external references in a top-down assembly design environment has been streamlined in SOLIDWORKS 2019. The dialog that used to be called “List External Refs…” is now just called “External References…” and … Continue reading → New Features SOLIDWORKS 2019 external references featuremanager solidworks solidworks 2019 top-down assembly What's new

Dynamic Reference Visualization - Turn Off Those Arrows in the SOLIDWORKS 2015 Feature Manager


SOLIDWORKS 2015 added a nice new function called “Dynamic Reference Visualization” Dynamic Reference Visualization is a Great New Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2015.That Not Everyone Wants. 3D CAD Design Software Feature Manager Dynamic Reference Visualization

How to add Spool References to a SOLIDWORKS Routing BOM

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Routing Spool References are defined in a Route Assembly and can be referenced in the Route Assembly BOM. By double-clicking a BOM column, the Route Property, Spool Reference, can be linked to that column. SOLIDWORKS Routing Spool References.

How to use SOLIDWORKS Surfaces as Reference Geometry for Mates

Javelin Tech Tips

Dummy/reference surfaces can be utilized for various design situations in SOLIDWORKS. Surfaces are useful as reference geometry and can then be hidden from view. In this blog as describe an example of using dummy surfaces as reference geometry for a mate in an assembly.

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Rollback Enhanced to include References

Javelin Tech Tips

The Rollback feature in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 has been enhanced to allow a parent file to be rolled back with its child references and files indicated as sub-parents (such as drawing files) to a previous version, state and revision.

My Drawing Pack and Go has an Extra File Reference!?

Javelin Tech Tips

Drawing Pack and Go Extra reference. By default it only references models contained in the drawing views. However if you had other files open in the background and accidentally changed the drop-down reference to another component, it keeps this reference with this drawing.

EPDM – Do not Show File References in BOM

Javelin Tech Tips

Check-out the parent file that contains the references. Click on the Custom References icon. Clear the file references you don’t want in the BOM. In the Local Vault View, click on the Contains tab.

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CATI Tech Notes: Shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS: Mate References

CATI Tech Notes

Shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS: Mate References. Creating mate references in parts used frequently is a great way to speed up the assembly process.  CATI Tech Notes. Archives. Subscribe. CATI Search. Subscribe to CATI TechLink Newsletter. Recent Comments.

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HP Scaling Its 3D Printing Business with Global Reseller Program, Service Bureau Installations, Reference and Experience Centers, Open Materials Ecosystem Expansion

3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab 3d printer resellers 3d printing partnerships 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers 3d printing service bureaus forecast 3D forecast3d Henkel hp hp inc. At last year’s RAPID event, excitement surrounded the long-anticipated unveiling of HP Inc.‘s ‘s first 3D printing system as the company publicly introduced for the first time its Multi Jet.

Changing Reference Configuration in Inserted Parts and Mirrored or Patterned Instances

Javelin Tech Tips

As for any other component, the SOLIDWORKS Reference Configuration of a patterned or mirrored instance can be changed using the Quick Configurations toolbar or Component Properties. Changing a SOLIDWORKS Reference Configuration.

How SOLIDWORKS PDM Reference/Revision Control aids project management

Javelin Tech Tips

Have you ever spent a lot of time working on a SOLIDWORKS project only to come back later to find out that it has broken or missing file references? A very common issue that users have when working on projects with a team is reference and revision control.

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The ToolChanger - Part 2 - Assembly of the Reference design multi-tool 3D Printer


In this post, I'm going to be building up the E3D Beta30 reference kit. The E3D #ToolChanger - Part 2 Hello everyone, In part 1 I introduced the concept of a ToolChanger as a 3D printer.

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How to see external references in a SOLIDWORKS sketch

CATI Tech Notes

There are times when you are modifying an existing part and that part has external references. External references can be created when you add relations from one part to another. By adding these relationships it creates external references.

The ToolChanger - Part 1 - E3D Reference design of a multi-tool 3D Printer


Bottom plate - this is not a light reference machine, but it is solid, stiff and should print really, really fast if required.

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