I've been driving SW a lot the last two months, and have recently picked up a couple of simple tips that might help a person or two out there in cyberworld. Instead of sitting on the tips, I thought I'd spit one out every day or so until I run out/get busy again. Please don't haze me if they seem obvious - I've got thousands and thousands of hours on the software, and the tips were new to me (little things I've missed or only just recently figured out), so I figure they might help someone else too.
Tip for today:
Draft analysis on molded parts is so important, its worth a hot key.
When doing draft analysis on a ribbed part with lots of faces, it can be really hard to be sure you caught everything; one tiny little yellow, undrafted face in a sea of green is easy to miss, especially if you have HLR-edges-when-shaded on.
What I've learned to do is to turn the SW background to white, and the positive draft color to white. With HLR-edges-when-shaded off, I know that the part is completely drafted when it disappears against the background! This makes it almost impossible to accidentally miss a tiny, little, undrafted face. Saved my butt a couple of times already.