Tag: Design

Drawing zone lines in SOLIDWORKS 2015

One of our favourite features introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2015 was zone lines. Most drawing borders I have seen include a grid style referencing on them – so around the border would be number and letters creating a grid. It would be good drawing practice to include the grid reference in any revisions you made, or for locating detail or section views. Prior to the 2015 release, this grid location would need to be added manually.

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Custom cross hatch SOLIDWORKS tutorial

If you apply a material to a component – and then section that component – the default cross hatch for that material is applied to it. If you have no material applied, a default cross hatch is applied. Read on to find out how it works.

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