If you watched the 2017 Solar Eclipse yesterday, and are reading this, then you likely watched it safely. In the days leading to the eclipse, I was running around (like all good procrastinators) trying to find proper safety glasses. Well, guess what? They were sold out… EVERYWHERE!
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD (157)
If you have been experiencing poor performance issues, functionalities not working correctly, or SOLIDWORKS just not running like it used to, then it may be time to reset your SOLIDWORKS registry. Scenarios like this can happen over time with Windows updates affecting certain files, as well as these files becoming corrupt. If this is something that has been happening to you as of late, then a registry reset sounds like a good place to start.
The Dreaded Error Message
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “SolidWorks has encountered an error and needs to close”. Have you ever tried to open an assembly and encountered this error? Fortunately, it happens rarely, and many SOLIDWORKS users have never experienced this error. For those who have, it can be very frustrating.
The error is more common with assemblies and even more so with assemblies that contain components imported from other CAD programs or downloaded from the internet. In such situations, there are two techniques that can help you open the assembly and salvage most of your work. This blog will explain these techniques.
When thinking of symbols in SOLIDWORKS, your first thought may be blocks, or it may be symbols attached to a string of text. This blog will focus on symbols associated with text, inserted as a note. Specifically, we will discuss how to create your very own custom symbols.
Let’s start off easy with basic symbol insertion. We will assume you know how to insert a note into a SOLIDWORKS document. Once you have clicked the Note command and clicked somewhere to position the text box and are ready to start typing, you will gain access to the Add Symbol command, shown in Figure 1.