Would you like to show off some 3D models with annotations to your friends who don’t have SOLIDWORKS installed? Check out several cool 3D PDF samples of a miter saw assembly and a housing assembly published by SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition. Your friends can just open them with Adobe Reader, click on “trust this document” to view the 3D content. For more detailed 3D PDF instructions, please watch this video. You are also welcome to join the discussions on the user forum.
The next natural question is how to publish these 3D PDF documents yourself. To answer this question, Chris Pagliarini recently shared his SOLIDWORKS MBD experiences in a four-video series: Define 3D annotations, Organize 3D annotations, Customize 3D PDF templates, and Publish 3D PDF.
This part 1 video shown below shares how to:
- Set up SOLIDWORKS MBD for your specific workflows.
- Define location dimensions, size dimensions, and geometric tolerances.
- Specify continuous features, intersection geometries and patterns.
- Edit call-out styles.