5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-6)

5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day.


1. You can control the component color in Hidden Lines Removed View in an assembly with the parts or the assembly. Select View, Display, and select or clear ‘Use component color in HLR/HLV.’ A rebuild is required for the display to update.


2. Cosmetic threads are able to follow tapered holes as well as simple thru holes.


3. You can use the convert entity sketch tool in a 3D sketch.


4. When creating a curve through free points, you can use a simple text file with x,y,z coordinate separated by commas.


5. You can hide/show surfaces and solid bodies in a SolidWorks model from the FeatureManager design tree or shortcut menus in the graphics area. Since the models are invisible when hidden, it is often easier to use View, Hide/Show Bodies to make the surface or solid bodies visible again.

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  • Thanks for the tips.. but #2 I didn’t really get what you are trying to explain.. hmm..

  • Lars

    Hi Zack,
    You are right. #2 is more a statement than a tip.
    Thanks for pointing that out :-).

    Best regards,
    Lars