Tutorials

SOLIDWORKS Composer Tutorials

Hawk Ridge Systems regularly presents informational webinars to demonstrate the power of SOLIDWORKS Composer to provide tips and tricks for users. Click the links below to access webinars recorded from previous presentations.

Empower Your Entire Organization With 3D Documentation

September 28, 2016

Businesses like yours are leveraging their 3D CAD data with SOLIDWORKS Composer to create compelling and robust technical documentation. Learn how[...]

Complete Assembly Instructions Without Leaving SOLIDWORKS Composer

June 15, 2016

Switching from program to program is a common time-consuming practice when developing assembly documentation. This webinar will demonstrate in detail[...]

Turbocharge Work Instruction And Inspection Report Creation With SOLIDWORKS Products

March 30, 2016

Creating high quality assembly work instructions and inspection reports is a time consuming but necessary part of operations. See how SOLIDWORKS[...]

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2017 - Technical Communication Tools

October 07, 2016

We're excited to be launching SOLIDWORKS 2017, and featuring new features in the software. Join us for an overview of enhancements to the[...]

Complete Assembly Instructions Without Leaving SOLIDWORKS Composer

June 15, 2016

Switching from program to program is a common time-consuming practice when developing assembly documentation. This webinar will demonstrate in detail[...]

SOLIDWORKS Composer – Turn Your CAD Files Into An Amazing Range Of Interactive Publications

January 22, 2016

SOLIDWORKS Composer, part of the Technical Communications suite from SOLIDWORKS, allows you to re-purpose existing 3D design data to rapidly create[...]

SOLIDWORKS Composer – Turn Your CAD Files Into An Amazing Range Of Interactive Publications

January 22, 2016

SOLIDWORKS Composer, part of the Technical Communications suite from SOLIDWORKS, allows you to re-purpose existing 3D design data to rapidly create[...]

The Interactive Experience

June 25, 2014

Sometimes certain jobs call for that “next level” treatment and sometimes we just like to show off. SOLIDWORKS Composer is cutting edge[...]

Video Production

June 19, 2014

Video – it’s on everyone’s mind (and screen) these days. A video is nothing more than a series of images compiled together. When you[...]

All About Images

June 16, 2014

Images are the fundamental backbone of the majority of publications on the market today. This includes printed manuals, parts lists, and almost[...]

Interactive and Video Animations Created with SOLIDWORKS Composer

May 21, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Composer isn't only for developing PDF Assembly and Operation Manuals; it's also capable of creating powerful 3D animations. These[...]

Custom Component Library

August 14, 2014

Missing hardware, wiring, or standard components from your SOLIDWORKS models? SOLIDWORKS Composer offers a 2D customizable library that continues to[...]

Top 5 Misconceptions About SOLIDWORKS Composer

June 30, 2014

Commonly thought of as just another CAD tool, or even software that’s only good for creating assembly manuals, SOLIDWORKS Composer is more[...]

How to Use Projects

March 23, 2015

Composer projects can be nested together, allowing top-level assembly management right within Composer. This also allows multiple people to access the[...]

How to Set Up a Project

March 23, 2015

Composer projects offer enterprise level control over your models and technical documentation, however adding more control also adds more files. In[...]

Using .SMG Files and Their Limitations

March 23, 2015

Composer .SMG files offer a convent way to house all SOLIDWORKS models and instructional content in a single file. These universal files can play[...]

When to and When NOT to Use Projects

March 23, 2015

Composer projects offer next level control over your SOLIDWORKS designs and technical instructions, but they are not always required. This first video[...]

Composer Demonstration

April 11, 2012

SOLIDWORKS Composer software overview, demonstrating what Composer is all about and key benefits for your company.

Composer Series: Assembly Instructions, part 3

September 28, 2015

Tips for creating printable instructions using SOLIDWORKS Composer. Part three of a three part series.

Composer Series: Assembly Instructions, part 2

September 25, 2015

Tips for creating printable instructions using SOLIDWORKS Composer. Part two of a three part series.

Composer Series: Assembly Instructions, part 1

September 25, 2015

Tips for creating printable instructions using SOLIDWORKS Composer.

Multiple Gizmos and Local Transform

March 24, 2015

Tips for rotating and transmitting actors using the Multiple Gizmo Mode and Local Transformation Mode in SOLIDWORKS Composer.

Creating Navigational Hotspots

March 24, 2015

How to set up groups of parts that will highlight together and link to almost anything when clicked on in Composer Player. They can be set up to open[...]

Converting Documents into Published Interactive Instructions

March 23, 2015

This video takes a SOLIDWORKS Composer step-by-step document to new levels by converting it from a means of creating static printable material to a[...]

Setting Up a Detailed View

March 23, 2015

This video shows two methods of creating Detailed View in SOLIDWORKS Composer.

How to Correctly Import and Update CAD Assemblies

March 23, 2015

This video walks through the complete process of correctly importing CAD data into SOLIDWORKS Composer and updating once an engineering change has[...]

Workshop Profiles

March 23, 2015

Workshop Profiles in SOLIDWORKS Composer allow us to save a group of settings for reuse and distribution. This video is a quick overview of what they[...]

Creating a Printable Instruction Manual

March 23, 2015

This video covers from start to finish how to import SOLIDWORKS Assemblies into SOLIDWORKS Composer and publish a printable instruction manual.

Creating Styles for Consistent Visual Output

March 23, 2015

Do you find yourself making the same changes to properties over and over again in order to get actors in composer to look right? Well stress no more[...]

Main Model and Digger Varying Render Modes

March 23, 2015

How to display different render modes between the main model in a view and the detailed digger view.

Exploded Lines

March 23, 2015

Learn the different ways to create exploded lines and adjust their properties in SOLIDWORKS Composer while creating assembly instructions for a camera[...]

How to Assign BOM ID’s and Edit Tables

March 23, 2015

How to assign BOM ID's manually and using the BOM Workshop, using the callouts with magnetic lines. Displaying the BOM Table, and customizing the[...]

Top 10 Things You Need to Know to Use SOLIDWORKS Composer Effectively

July 31, 2014

If you're a SOLIDWORKS Composer user or just opening it up for the first time, there are certain things you should know. Join Product Manager[...]

Better Branding: Consistent Output using Composer

June 05, 2014

Learn how to create consistent well-branded technical publications using SOLIDWORKS Composer. In this webinar we will cover how to create styles and[...]

Create High Fidelity Animations

April 25, 2014

This eLearning will cover how to transform your step-by-step SOLIDWORKS Composer documentation into stunning interactive publications and[...]

Composer Workshops

April 07, 2014

In this webinar, we'll go over views, BOMs, technical illustrations, high resolution images, and video in SOLIDWORKS Composer. Composer uses[...]

Get More Out of Composer

January 14, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer is packed with ways to help you set your publications apart from the rest. We'll show you, in detail, our favorite tips and[...]

Conquer Communication Challenges

September 11, 2013

If you design anything communication is key for a successful business. Check out this video to see how SOLIDWORKS Composer can help you meet your[...]

Flawless Graphic-Based Instruction Manuals

July 10, 2013

The typical workflow for creating instruction manuals is time consuming, tedious, requires a lot of manual up-keeping and most of all very wordy.[...]

Correct Workflow

July 10, 2013

Like any program steps and files can become a mess without a good workflow. This video demonstrates how a simple plan can save countless hours in the[...]

Operation and Assembly Manuals

July 10, 2013

Composer publishes to three main categories; Images, Video and Interactive Video. This video demonstrates how the Image publication from Composer can[...]

Custom Component Library

July 10, 2013

Did you know that SOLIDWORKS Composer has the ability to create customizable libraries and interactive tools? Join us as we dive deeper into the inner[...]

Marketing Images

July 10, 2013

This session will show how to use the powerful, photo-realistic rendering tools within SOLIDWORKS Composer. You’ll learn how to get a quality[...]

Updating Documents

July 10, 2013

This webinar will show how to have changes to product models update inside your documentation illustrations, BOM, and assembly instructions.

HTML Publication

July 10, 2013

The free SOLIDWORKS Composer Player allows anyone to view and interact with your Composer publications within a 3D environment. This video[...]

Image Library

July 10, 2013

Similar to eDrawings drag-and-drop stamps Composer comes equipped with a library of 2D images including hammers, screwdrivers, and shipping icons.

Interactive Assembly Instructions Using the Player

July 10, 2013

Creating interactive animations for assembly instructions is incredibly quick and easy with SOLIDWORKS Composer. Learn how to create a self-extracting[...]