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Large Design Review

Large Design Review lets you open very large assemblies quickly, while still retaining capabilities that are useful when conducting design reviews of assemblies.

When you open an assembly in Large Design Review mode, you can:
  • Navigate the FeatureManager design tree
  • Measure distances
  • Create cross sections
  • Hide and show components
  • Create, edit, and play back walk-throughs
To open an assembly in Large Design Review mode, click Open Tool_Open_Standard.gif (Standard toolbar) or File > Open. In the dialog box, select the assembly you want to open, and then, in Mode, select Large Design Review.
  • Large Design Review is primarily intended as an environment for quick design reviews. If you want to ensure that all items are updated properly, you must open your assembly as lightweight or fully resolved.
  • Information about the following items is not shown in the FeatureManager design tree:
    • Assembly features
    • Component patterns
    • Mates
  • Components with multiple configurations show only the last saved configuration.
  • Assembly features that are not propagated to the part level might not display properly.
An assembly must be saved in SolidWorks 2012 or later to open properly in Large Design Review.


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