Hello and welcome to another post in a new SOLIDWORKS Composer tutorial series called the SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide! This guide is intended to orient new users in SOLIDWORKS Composer and walk them though the basic features of the software. This week’s video focuses on creating and using styles, an easy way to save groups of properties and customize your deliverables.
Styles are a way to manage the properties of the various actors in the viewport, including measurements, annotations, magnetic lines, and more. A style only affects the actors specified within its family. This can be set to a specific type of actor or to “general” if you want your style to affect all types of actors.
All existing styles can be viewed in the styles tab at the top of the window. In this menu, you can quickly create a style from the properties of an existing actor, apply or remove a style from a given set of actors, select a default style for your SOLIDWORKS Composer document, and navigate through all the styles you have created. Styles are also very easily shared. They are saved as their own files in a folder on your computer or a network share drive, allowing you to copy them and send them to your coworkers to create a uniform style for your company’s deliverables.
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