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Lennart Tinndahl

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to fix MOD-DIAM Display Error

    You can experience this issue after installing a new version of SOLIDWORKS. Whenever you want to dimension a circle you get a MOD-DIAM, instead of the Diameter sign (Ø).   Fortunately, it is quite ...

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to utilize the middle mouse button

    You can use a certain point, line, or face as the rotation centre for the model. Simply hover over the place you want your centre to be, click on the middle mouse button once and the rotation tool ...

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to use the quick filter

    When you open files in SOLIDWORKS it can be useful to use filters. It helps you get an overview of your models.  

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to convert comments in PDM

    When working with PDM, it can be helpful to view the transition comments between versions. This is not set up by default but with a quick modification to your workflow, it is possible to convert a ...

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to restore green folders in PDM

    Blue folders in your PDM vault indicate that you are using an offline mode. It means that your PDM files are stored on your machine and no connection is made to the archive server or database. It i...

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to reposition exported files

    A file can be exported into a non-SOLIDWORKS format, but you can also decide how the model is positioned when opened. All it requires is a new coordinate system.  

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to rotate a sketch view

    When you create a new sketch in SOLIDWORKS, the view adjusts to your viewport. However, as a standard setting, this only occurs for the first sketch. So, you have to adjust your view manually.  

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to move or copy dimensions

    When working with SOLIDWORKS drawings you have the ability to move or copy a dimension from one drawing view to another. To move a dimension: ✓ hold down SHIFT ✓ hold the mouse button on the dime...

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to import dimensions

    To do that, open your drawing and go to   ”Tools” ➔ ”Options” ➔ ”Document Properties” ➔ ”Detailing”.   Make sure that the checkbox "Dimensions marked for drawing" and "Import Annotations" are ticke...

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to use copy with mates

    Want to duplicate a part or subassembly in an assembly, but don't know how? Using ”copy with mates” is one way to do it.    To do so, go to the assembly toolbar and select "Insert components" ➔ "Co...

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