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SOLIDWORKS Composer: Top 5 Things You Should Know Content Series

Jesse Haworth

 

This article goes over five useful features within SOLIDWORKS Composer. The "Top 5 Things You Should Know" content series that this article covers is listed on our YouTube site, and much of this series is also documented in our Hawk Ridge Systems Blog. Within this article, you'll find a brief summary for each topic, along with videos and links to any related blog posts.

 

#1: The Transform and Author Tabs

Part 1 of the "Top 5 Things You Should Know" series covers the Transform and Author Tabs. This will enable you to move any items and add any 2D elements such as images, annotations and navigational arrows. Moving models and adding 2D elements are the building blocks for creating stunning publications in Composer.

 

 

#2: Inserting 2D Elements 

Part 2 of the "Top 5 Things You Should Know" series covers how to insert 2D elements into your publications. 2D visual elements help eliminate the need for text and language translation.

 

 

#3: Setting Up Your Default View

Part 3 of the "Top 5 Things You Should Know" series covers how to develop the Default View in your publication. The Default View contains all the custom elements in Composer and acts like a data backup to push your custom changes to the rest of the document after updating.

 

 

#4: Working in the Properties Pane

Part 4 of this 5 part Composer series covers how to manipulate properties using the Property Manager for any 2D or 3D element. Properties are the backbone of SOLIDWORKS Composer and knowing how to edit them is key to a successful publication.

 

 

#5: Publishing Images

This is the final part of the "Top 5 Things You Should Know" series. This part covers how to publish your completed project into images. Now that you have developed your content, let's share it with the world. This article covers five useful features within SOLIDWORKS Composer. The five part content series is listed on our YouTube site, and much of this series is also covered in our Hawk Ridge Systems Blog. In this article, you'll find a brief summary for each topic, along with links to any relevant video and blog post.

 

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