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    360° Views in SOLIDWORKS Composer

    May 21, 2020

    You have your 3D model created, now what? You need to create all sorts of collateral based on the 3D model such as work instructions, assembly manuals and information for sales and marketing. Like most in the SOLIDWORKS ecosystem, you’ll probably turn to SOLIDWORKS Composer to do this. Composer is the only tool out there to create useful assets like images with arrows and text that are linked to the 3D model. If there’s ever a change, it will automatically update saving you from redoing any work. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how to create 360° views in SOLIDWORKS Composer.

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    Explode Animations in SOLIDWORKS Composer

    May 16, 2019

    When it comes to your assemblies, one of the most important things is to be able to convey the big picture idea. This mostly means showing how it is put together and how it functions. One of the easiest ways to do this is to create an explode animation. But creating complete explode animations in SOLIDWORKS can sometimes be time-consuming and frustratingly tedious. With SOLIDWORKS Composer, creating a complex explode animation is super easy. In this week's Video Tech Tip, Application Engineer Mike Souders shows us how.

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    Modifying Camera Paths in SOLIDWORKS Composer

    March 21, 2019

    Have you just finished your 3D CAD model and want to show it off in an awesome 3D walk-through animation? The best tool for the job is SOLIDWORKS Composer. You can use it to create static 2D snapshots of your model or complicated 3D animations quickly and easily. It’s great for clearly conveying steps for assembly instructions or to help show off your model for marketing or sales purposes. SOLIDWORKS Composer is the go-to tool for creating the technical content you need to go along with your SOLIDWORKS models. In this Video Tech Tip, Application Engineer Mike Souders shows off the power of animations in Composer, specifically focusing on how to modify camera paths.

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    Creating Interactive Content With SOLIDWORKS Composer

    August 23, 2018

    With SOLIDWORKS Composer, all sorts of technical content can be created from your 3D models- animation videos, assembly guides, instruction manuals, and even interactive content you can embed on your web-page or other documents. In this Video Tech Tip, we walk you through the process of how to create interactive content based on the simple workflow of linking views.

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    Creating Multi-Layered Appearances in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

    May 17, 2018

    SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a standalone rendering tool introduced to the SOLIDWORKS suite of products in 2016. With this tool you can easily create renderings of your SOLIDWORKS models so lifelike it’s tough to tell the difference between a rendering and an actual photograph. Like all tools in the SOLIDWORKS portfolio, they are very intuitive and easy to use. Ease of use is the bedrock upon which SOLIDWORKS was built in 1995. 

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    Explode Animation with SOLIDWORKS Composer

    November 9, 2017

    You created your assembly. Now it's time to take it apart. Check out the video below to see how to create an exploded animation in SOLIDWORKS Composer to convey complexities in your designs or assembly procedures. 

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    How to Import Parasolid Curves and Export to DXF in SOLIDWORKS

    June 29, 2017

    Importing and exporting files in SOLIDWORKS can be complicated, especially if you don't know the limitations and capabilities of each file type. In this Video Tech Tip, we try to make sense of Parasolid Files (*.x_t, *.x_b) by explaining how to import parasolid curves and export to DXF in SOLIDWORKS.