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How are you using the X-Ray machine for SOLIDWORKS Assemblies? Please share.

Question asked by Alin Vargatu on Aug 30, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 30, 2019 by Matt Peneguy

The Swiss Army Knife of SOLIDWORKS Reporting and Troubleshooting

For users who work with SOLIDWORKS assemblies, which is practically everyone, there is no tool more versatile for interrogating an existing assembly as the Assembly Visualization Tool.

Its functionality is described in detail by SOLIDWORKS Help. This article is not meant to repeat the information from the help file. Instead, we will attempt to demonstrate the tool’s functionality by exploring 10 time saving practical uses:

  1. Increase clarity in graphics by instantly coloring assembly components differently from one other
  2. Quick creation of display states
  3. Visually sort components based on user selected criteria
  4. Edit custom properties values
  5. Select components in bulk
  6. Troubleshoot mating schemes
  7. Generate visual reports in drawings
  8. Diagnostics of assembly slowdowns by identifying components which impact performance
  9. Quickly hide and show groups of components by range
  10. Generate reports in Excel format

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After reading the article, please share what other uses you have for the Assembly Visualization Tool.