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SOLIDWORKS Composer makes it easier than ever to mirror parts of a part or assembly. The tool we want to use is called Symmetrize, and it lets us create a mirror copy that either replaces the original component or sits directly across from it. Want to flip an smg component to show a different angle? Done. Want to show an assembly from two sides at the same time? It can do that too.
Want to create a video of your SOLIDWORKS Composer project but not satisfied with the frame rate or resolution? Do you want to present it on a large screen? This article shows users how to create and export high-quality videos with SOLIDWORKS Composer using a third-party video editing software.
This step-by-step process defines the generic workflow from view, to link, to web-based HTML in SOLIDWORKS Composer. Please note that the goal of this article is to educate those who are already acquainted with SOLIDWORKS Composer, Technical Workshop, SVG’s, and basic web design practices on how to import Composer specific SVG’s into a webpage.
If you are like me, the traditional AVI output for Composer animations is nothing but headache after headache. SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 now supports animation output in MP4 format, so there won’t be a need to find a (free) translator online and convert the AVI down to a reasonable size.
Shortcuts help make any job or process faster and more efficient. Using shortcuts can free you from having to navigate menus and eliminate unnecessary mouse movements. Let’s look at how to find the keyboard shortcuts and make our own in SOLIDWORKS Composer.
SOLIDWORKS Composer has some great tools to help create animations among which are Markers and Milestones. Here's how to use Markers and/or Milestones to organize a timeline, help make interactive content and create image output.
This workflow was developed in response to GoEngineer customer requests for a universal, semi-interactive, SOLIDWORKS Composer document that could be opened by nearly every computer with Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. This is one of many options for distributing rich 3dvia Composer content. The following steps illustrate the simple journey from the SOLIDWORKS Composer smg file type, to Flash FLV file type required for insertion into a PDF document/template.
SOLIDWORKS Composer can import native SOLIDWORKS files. To do this, the machine needs to have an additional program/tool install. One option is to install SOLIDWORKS to import files into Composer or install the SOLIDWORKS Importer/Translator. 3DVIA Composer and SOLIDWORKS Composer 2013 use the SOLIDWORKS Importer. SOLIDWORKS Composer 2014 and later use the SOLIDWORKS Translator.