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As a designer, I would regularly work on a part file with multiple SOLIDWORKS configurations and would need to get a particular configuration exported to STEP for manufacturing. I also wanted another version to send to the customer, but only the model with the features they requested. To do this, we need to ensure that only the active configuration information is saved into a completely new part. 


SOLIDWORKS Make is a module brought to you by the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. It is an app that allows for a seamless way to get components manufactured by collaborating with digital manufacturers nearby and across the globe.
SOLIDWORKS has some awesome part modeling tools and in this blog, I’m going to share some of my favorite life pro tips which are little features that have saved me a significant amount of time. These features include tolerances for hole wizard holes, interference detection for multi-body parts, options for offset on surface and inside of trim entities
What is a surface? To understand what a surface is we must understand what a solid is. In a solid body, every edge is a boundary between two faces, which creates a watertight, enclosed volume that can contain mass. So that means that conversely, a surface body will have edges that bound only one face, leaving an open model with an open volume. The edges of a solid will be black while the edges of a surface will be blue. In this blog, we'll go over everything you should know about SOLIDWORKS Surfacing.