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5 SOLIDWORKS Tips You've Never Seen Before!

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The Isolate Command

SOLIDWORKS is an ever evolving tool, but tweaks meant to make life easier can often be overlooked when we get stuck in a personalized routine. During our next webinar, get an in-depth walk through of some SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks that could streamline your work flow and save you hours.

To learn more about tips outlined below, download the webinar recording here. To download the Z-Axis Up Template used in the webinar, click here

SOLIDWORKS has so many functions that it is almost impossible to know how to use every one of them. In most cases, Engineers and Designers use a small subset of the functions that are needed to complete their designs. I still learn new things about SOLIDWORKS even though I've been using it since 1997!

The objective of this upcoming webinar is to share 5 SOLIDWORKS Tips that you may have never seen before. For example, if you are working with an assembly model and want to focus on one or two components you can quickly hide all but those components using the Isolate command.

In the example below we want to focus on the hot water handle of this vanity assembly.

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The right click dialog box for the knob shows the Isolate option.

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Once the part is Isolated we can zoom in and focus on that part. And when we are done, just click Exit Isolate to return to the assembly.

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Download the On-Demand Webinar with Mark Downey to learn more about the Isolate command and a few other tips including:

  • How to set up a template with the Z-Axis oriented upwards
  • Uses for 3D Interconnect
  • A useful selection tool
  • And an Extrude option that you may have never used

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