Hello and welcome to the final post in the SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide, a video series intended to orient new users in SOLIDWORKS Composer and walk them though the basic features of the software. Throughout this series, we’ve walked through how to create a variety of informative deliverables from your CAD assemblies, including animations, technical illustrations, exploded views, and more. In this final three-part installment of the Quick Start Guide, we walk through how to embed your
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1 year ago
Hello and welcome to the seventh post in a new SOLIDWORKS Composer tutorial series called the SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide! This guide is intended to orient new users in SOLIDWORKS Composer and walk them though the basic features of the software. In this post, we’re going to walk through the High Resolution Image Workshop and how it can be used to create great-looking photos of your assemblies. Once you’re in the High Resolution Image Workshop, creating a detailed image of your assembly
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1 year ago
Hello and welcome to another post in a new SOLIDWORKS Composer tutorial series called the SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide! This guide is intended to orient new users in SOLIDWORKS Composer and walk them though the basic features of the software. In this week’s video, we talk about the Technical Illustration Workshop, and how it can be used to quickly and easily create vector drawings of your assemblies. SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide #6: Technical Illustrations Why would we want a
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Hello and welcome to the fifth post in a new SOLIDWORKS Composer tutorial series called the SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide! This guide is intended to orient new users in SOLIDWORKS Composer and walk them though the basic features of the software. In today’s episode, we’re covering how to create a Bill of Materials (BOM). A BOM is an incredibly useful piece of documentation both for manufacturers and consumers, and thankfully, creating one in Composer is a very simple process.
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1 year ago
Hello and welcome to another post in a new SOLIDWORKS Composer tutorial series called the SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide! This guide is intended to orient new users in SOLIDWORKS Composer and walk them though the basic features of the software. This week’s video focuses on creating and using styles, an easy way to save groups of properties and customize your deliverables. Styles are a way to manage the properties of the various actors in the viewport, including measurements, annotations,
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1 year ago
Hello and welcome to the third episode in our new series, the SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide. This guide is intended to orient new users in SOLIDWORKS Composer and walk them though the basic features of the software. SOLIDWORKS Composer is a technical communication software that uses your existing CAD models to create intuitive and informative deliverables such as animations, interactive PDFs, high-resolution images, and more. This series of videos is intended to orient new users in
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1 year ago
In today’s blog, we’ll be going further in depth to prepare your model for asset generation by diving into Viewport Properties in SOLIDWORKS Composer. With Viewport Properties, we’ll go through how certain Lighting properties affect your actors. In addition, we’ll see what some of the Property Pane Controls do, which will help when trying to either Copy an Appearance to another actor, or Setting a Neutral Property! Before diving into Viewport Properties, there’s one Document Property we want to
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1 year ago
One of our favorite things about SOLIDWORKS Composer is the way you can take your images to a whole new level, with the ability to create content that you can navigate quickly and easily. So how can we do that? The first thing to do is to create some image views. This highlights another great feature of using SOLIDWORKS Composer.
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By Ferry Vermeulen and Vadim Rybakov You have spent months, or even years, on the development of your super user-friendly product, but the user manual still sucks. You don’t want your user to have a bad customer experience due to struggling with your manual. Ideally, you would like to have an easy to understand, comprehensible and well-illustrated manual
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1 year ago
Welcome back! A quick review of what we covered so far: Depending on the information provided, we can use the ‘Sort Alphabetically’ option or the ‘Search Actor’ option:If we know the name of the actor we’re looking for as well as the assembly it’s in, but there’s a few hundred actors in it – we can use the ‘Sort Alphabetically’ option, which will sort all the actors in the top level and all sub-assemblies alphabetically. If we only know the name of the actor, we can use the ‘Search Actor’ option
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