Smart Explode Line Tool

With SOLIDWORKS 2018 comes the Smart Explode line tool that allows you to create and manipulate Exploded views in assemblies with much more ease. Exploded views are useful in displaying and easily visualizing our design assemblies. It sequentially shows all the components making up the assembly with their assembly directions and how all these components come together. Below shows an assembly and its corresponding Exploded view format.

Smart Explode Line Tool

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To enable the smart Explode line tool simply go to the Exploded view option and click on the option for smart Explode line
Smart Explode line tool

Notice that by clicking on Smart Explode line tool, SOLIDWORKS automatically previews Explode lines

corresponding to each component making up the assembly.

Smart Explode line toolEach Explode line defaults back to the bounding box of the components making up the assembly. It is, however, possible to change the endpoint of these Explode lines by clicking and dragging them to any position you desire.

Smart Explode line tool

One particular advantage which enables faster editing of the Explode lines is that there is the ability to apply changes in the Explode line to every other instance in the assembly. This is useful since it speeds up the process resulting in faster development of the geometric models.

As is expected, modifying the Exploded view automatically updates the Exploded lines keeping everything up to date with much ease.

Smart Explode line tool

SOLIDWORKS 2018 has gone great lengths to improve assembly features to reduce product development time and increasing the rate and productivity of coming up with 3D models of objects.

 

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