SolidWorks Utilities is a set of tools that lets you examine in detail
the geometry of a solid model, and make comparisons to other models. All SolidWorks Utilities require SolidWorks Professional.
Most tools are located in
the Task Pane, which you can pin to keep it available. You must complete
Task Pane actions, or close the utility in the Task Pane, to be able to
The following tools are included:
Documents. Compares the properties of two SolidWorks documents
(including two configurations of the same model). You can compare two
documents of the same type, or of different types. This utility identifies
differences in file properties, document properties, and so on.
Features. Identifies differences in solid features between
two versions of the same part. This utility identifies unique and modified
features in both versions of the part.
Identifies geometric differences between two versions of the same part.
This utility identifies unique and modified faces in both parts. It also
computes the common volume of the two parts (or assemblies) and the volume
of material added and material removed.
BOMs. Compares Bill of Material (BOM) tables from two SolidWorks
assembly or drawing documents. The results list missing columns and rows,
extra columns and rows, and failed rows.
Copies feature parameters (such as depth, size, and so on) from one feature
to others that you select.
Find and Replace Annotations.
Finds and replaces text in a variety of annotations for part, assembly,
and drawing documents.
Lets you find a set of features in a part that satisfy specified parameter
conditions, then edit them in a batch mode.
Analysis. Identifies geometric entities in a part that could
cause a problem in other applications such as finite element modeling
or computer aided machining. This
utility identifies the following categories of geometric entities: sliver
faces, small faces, short edges, knife (sharp) edges and vertices, and
discontinuous edges and faces.
Selects all the entities (edges, loops, faces, or features) in a part
that meet the criteria that you define. You can specify criteria for edge
convexity, edge angle, face color, feature color, feature type, feature
name, and surface type.
Report Manager. Manages reports
generated from the Geometry Analysis,
Compare Geometry, Compare
Features, Compare Documents,
Compare BOMs, Symmetry
Check, and Thickness Analysis
Lets you create simplified configurations of a part or assembly to perform
Determines thin and thick regions of a part. It also determines the thickness
of a part within a specified range of values.
Symmetry Check. Checks
parts for faces that are geometrically symmetric.