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What do your co-workers do with SOLIDWORKS that makes your blood boil?

Question asked by Jim Sculley on May 4, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 28, 2020 by Alex Lachance

So, we have this discussion about impressive SW tricks:


What are your most impressive tricks of solidworks, Please spread.


Let's make another thread to capture the little things your co-workers/clients/customers do with SOLIDWORKS that bring thoughts of violence.  Extra points if there's nothing technically wrong (see item 2 below) with what they've done but if you were in charge of the universe it would earn them a one-way trip into another dimension.  Here's a few to get the ball rolling:


  1. Create a sketch of sketch points for hole locations and then make a hole wizard hole where the positions sketch is a bunch of points coincident with the sketch you just drew.  See here for details.
  2. View...Hide/Show...Hide All Types.  I have a hot-key for displaying temporary axes.  Hide All Types makes it useless.
  3. Dimensions to hole centers on drawings.  Call me old-school, but the dimensions go to the center marks not the hole center:


I have many,many more.  Let's see if we have any in common.