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Material Linking In Photoworks 2 (video) - SolidWorks tutorial
If you are using a common PhotoWorks Material such as `Metallic Green Paint` in multiple part and assembly documents then you should link the material to a file. If for instance your paint supplier changes the shade of the paint you only need to change the linked material file and PhotoWorks propagates the changes to any part or assembly that contains the linked material.
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Using Notifications (events) In Solidworks Macros
Notifications or Events give you a powerful method for triggering code to run when something happens in SolidWorks. This is the ideal method, for example, if you would like to run a procedure that checks to see if certain file properties have been filled out when a user saves a part. Unlike typical macros which run after the user clicks a button or manually runs the macro, macros that use notifications run continuously.
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Solidworks For The Sheet Metal Guy - Course 2: Hole Patterns And Notches
Editorial Review Holes, patterns, and cutouts occur frequently in sheet metal parts and their creation is crucial to modeling these parts. "SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy - Course 2: Hole Patterns and Notches" shows numerous methods to create the commonly used holes, punching shapes, and patterns. Learn how to create line, grid, arc, and BHC patterns. Maintain design intent of a hole pattern using a Fill Pattern. Learn how to use and customize the SolidWorks Design Library, allowing you to create and use standard shapes and even your own forming tools and special shapes for use on all your SolidWorks sheet metal parts.
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