SOLIDWORKS has an option for adding MBD PMI to your CAD model. The result is a digital file (SLDPRT/SLDASM) containing the GD&T, and other PMI, like bill of materials, etc., in a digital form in effort to move users to a paperless and more efficient dimensioning system. The concept of GD&T has always been ‘functional’. In other words, the GD&T is based on real physical features of the components.Read More
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Reviewing how to perform a Rotate/Copy on a canted plane, in CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS®.Read More
Reviewing how to create a Nominal Characteristic Checklist - an Excel checklist of nominal and tolerance information with balloon numbers, in CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS®.Read More
Reviewing how to create a temporary origin on the part to avoid the need of a manual alignment, in CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS®.Read More
Description: When filling CheckMate statistical labels using CM14.00.0173 or newer, The Cp/Cpk's values are now color coded. The color coding is defined in the Reporting Defaults under "Threshold" (see picture). Any Cp/Cpk's above this value will be colored green. Any Cp/Cpk's below this value will be colored red.Read More
As more of our CheckMate customers are downloading and installing SOLIDWORKS® 2020, we have discovered a SOLIDWORKS® performance setting that is causing CheckMate picks in the graphics area to be projected to a workplane and not onto the CAD. The result is that measurements intended to be on the part are showing up out in space.
The solution that we have found is as follows:
1) Open CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS but do NOT open any part files.
2) Got to <Tools/Options> and Select the heading on the left side called "Performance"
3) At the bottom of that page, uncheck the entry called "Enhanced Graphics Performance".
4) Quit out and restart CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS
Reviewing how to set the appearance of the CheckMate Programming Browser, in CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS®Read More
Reviewing how to save your Probe A/B Angles to an INI file so they can be reused on your next CAD file, in CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS®Read More
Reviewing how to set a marker in the programming browser to insert new measurements, in CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS®Read More
This is the fourth video in a series of videos about CheckMate Coordinate Systems.Read More