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Lennart Tinndahl

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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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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to bend the flange below 90 degrees

    The most frequently asked question about sheet metal is: "Why is it not possible to bend the flange below 90 degrees?". The answer is quite simple ➔ the bend is often set as ‘’Tangent’’ If you set ...

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to ensure the same units

    The units don't always match up when using the Measure tool. In this example, the unit is set to millimetre in the properties. When you use the Measure tool, it is displayed in meters. This problem...

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to manually activate PDM add-in

    The Office add-in is one of the great features of PDM Professional. It helps you to check your Office files in and out from the document. However, sometimes the add-in stops working after an update...

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to uncheck referenced files

    All referenced files are selected by default when changing state of an assembly in PDM. However, it’s not mandatory and can easily be changed on a user level. To do this, open your administration p...

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  • Lennart Tinndahl created an article,

    How to troubleshoot an error in a file

    This is a dreaded error message when working in SOLIDWORKS but sometimes it happens because of a single configuration.   A quick way to test this: ➊ Open SOLIDWORKS and select File ➔ Open ➋ Go to ”...

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