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The Delete Hole feature is an effective but slightly elusive command in SOLIDWORKS that restores closed interior profile(s) from surface bodies. It is very similar to the Untrim Surface feature because it can quickly patch or fill trimmed surface geometry. Delete Hole is like Delete Face but for surface bodies. This command is usually easier and more efficient than trying to use a Filled Surface feature.
In Excel, Conditional Formatting can be used to customize a SOLIDWORKS Inspection report template to highlight values that are within the determined specifications with a certain color (typically green). This formatting can also show values that fall out of the specified range in red or another color.
The SOLIDWORKS 'Move/Copy Body' command is an efficient way to get a model reoriented properly for a variety of downstream uses. When working with imported STEP, IGES, or Parasolid imported geometry, there might be a need to reorient the model. Unlike a native SOLIDWORKS model, your choices for modifying the orientation of the imported model are limited.
SOLIDWORKS added the “3D Interconnect” import option to the program in 2017. This allows for proprietary CAD data being opened in its native format, keeping a link to the original part or assembly. Below are a few examples of issues you might come up against.
New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 you can create Alternate Position Drawing Views of Parts. Before you could only create Alternate Positions Views of Assembly Components, usually to show range of motion. Now you can use different part configurations and overlay views, that will show in phantom lines, in a single drawing view.
New for SOLIDWORKS 2020 is Flip Width Mate Alignment, the ability to flip the Mate Alignment of a new or existing Width Mate. This will even let you reverse the alignment of a width mate for assemblies created in older releases of SOLIDWORKS. The alignment buttons normally would be greyed out at the bottom of the Advanced Mate dialog box.
New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 you can add multiple contiguous features into an existing folder in the Feature Manager design tree. You can also now place a folder inside another folder.
SolidWorks 2020 Promises a host of new features and tools to make our lives easier. This new feature has been something designers and engineers have been asking for, for a long time. Brand new in Solidworks 2020 you can now add hole callouts to sections views.