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  1. Purchasing a cad laptop

    Hello to all I need help to decide what spec to buy. Requirements: run solidworks efficiently. up to about 500 parts assemblies. no rendering, no shading, just machine design. I "narrowed" it...

    Started by gevas‎, 21st Aug 2014 06:49 pm
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  2. Export to Collada?

    In case you didn't know, Solidworks Labs released an add-in to allow the exportation of files to the .dae/Collada format. From what I understand it's a wide-open XML based format for open...

    Started by JNieman‎, 17th Aug 2011 02:48 pm
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    21st Aug 2014 06:09 pm Go to last post
  3. Many thanks

    Many thanks to you chubarka for your images. I hope I did not cause any problems for you with your supervisors. I'm sure they will be helpful to someone who understands the tooling type . Ahmad...

    Started by davidoff‎, 16th Aug 2014 05:13 pm
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  4. Ahmad, per your request for Solidworks files.

    Ahmad, I will not be able to share any Solidworks files with you, as they are proprietary,and the display of which is strictly against company policy, however I am able and will be happy to show you...

    Started by chubarka‎, 15th Aug 2014 09:40 pm
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  5. Can you share your Solidworks files?

    Mr/Ms chubarka, I did notice your post regarding cutting a groove in the side of wire-forming tools and I am wondering if it is possible for you to share some files on this subject with me. We have...

    Started by davidoff‎, 15th Aug 2014 04:54 pm
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  6. screw/bolt/pitch/thread dimensions

    Hello, I am using solidworks and inventor. I need to know this for both programs. I am working for a company that will make various screws and bolts and I have been looking everywhere online for...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 9th Aug 2014 02:46 am
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  7. Using the Cut Sweep tool

    Hello, This is a tool for use in a wire-forming machine and I need to cut a v-groove in the center of this hexagonal shape. I have used the plane tool to drop a plane to the exact dimenson from the...

    Started by chubarka‎, 8th Aug 2014 12:54 am
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  8. SolidWorks Free Video Tutorials

    SolidWorks Video Tutorials (Parts, Assembly, Drawing) for FREE.

    Started by aster123‎, 6th Aug 2014 11:39 am
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  9. Help with assembly design

    Hello. I've to design a mechanism similar to the one that a dump truck uses. I'm a bit clueless about how to turn my sketch (I've the image) into an assembly. Here is the link to the sketch (SLDPRT)...

    Started by slurped‎, 26th May 2014 07:14 pm
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    23rd Jul 2014 03:21 am Go to last post
  10. Dimensions not shown

    I've just started using SW, switching from Pro/e. I'm trying to create a sketch but can see no dimensions shown. Please see the attached screenshot; I have a circle and horizontal line but the...

    Started by pacificus‎, 20th Jul 2014 07:57 pm
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  11. Tilting the default planes

    I am hoping that a Guru here will have the time to give me a step by step procedure for tilting one of the default planes to an angle that I can specify. As you can see I am really new to...

    Started by chubarka‎, 16th Jul 2014 09:06 pm
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    17th Jul 2014 01:28 pm Go to last post
  12. Fillet tool will not work on this geometry

    Is there a way to make the top of this geometry full round? The fillet tool does not work, nor does the face fillet tool work. I enclose a screen shot of what I refer to. Thank you, gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 14th Jul 2014 05:59 pm
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  13. Tilting a plane to be normal to a desired arc section

    Will someone please explain to a novice how to tilt a plane normal to the arc section that I have shown indicated with a red arrow. I want the plane normal to this section in order that I may make a...

    Started by reggy‎, 16th Jul 2014 04:27 am
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  14. Extruding on an angle

    Is there a way to extrude a rectangle, for example, and having two of the 4 sides extrude on an angle, and the other two remain straight? Thank you, gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 9th Jul 2014 09:09 pm
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    10th Jul 2014 01:07 am Go to last post
  15. Help with flex part

    Hello, I would like to bend a flexible piece like that. I have used the Flex tool but the result is very imprecise. What tool or method you can suggest to me? Thanks

    Started by diegsn‎, 21st Jun 2014 03:43 pm
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    5th Jul 2014 04:13 pm Go to last post
  16. Solidworks API - Programmatically Un-Hide Dimensions in a Part

    I am selecting dimensions in a part file for an operation. After the operation is complete, I run a "swPart.HideDimension" (so I don't select them twice), which works properly. To recover when...

    Started by Dave Paul‎, 25th Jun 2014 05:02 pm
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  17. 3D Pelton buckets

    Hello everyone, we are a group of Mechanical Enginereeing student. We have to create the 3D model from a STL file using the reverse enginereeing process. Here are three views of the file: ...

    Started by Loftdaking‎, 20th Jun 2014 01:52 pm
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  18. Calculating Material with Laminate - Automagically?

    Hello All, I am designing a cabinet where all the components have either 3/32" laminate or 1/64" edge banding. A 3/4" thick shelf is really 15/16" and a 24" width shelf is really 24-1/32" wide. ...

    Started by Dave Paul‎, 10th Jun 2014 08:59 pm
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  19. Help with Solidworks unresponsive OK button?

    So I am new to the forums and the program. I currently have a split line on a surface angled at 15 degrees. I want to use the 'ruled surface' feature to taper it to vector (front plane), but when I...

    Started by Aumccrar‎, 11th Jun 2014 04:34 am
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  20. Not sure how to go about this.

    I am indenting a revolve but since it is into a tube it does not give the desired result. I would like the indent to be circular and not oblong which it is because it is going into a curved tube and...

    Started by compunerdy‎, 4th Jun 2014 03:11 am
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  21. Sorry for new thread, files compressed and attached

    Sorry, I couldn't find the "manage attachments". I enclose the relevant files compressed. Thank you, Gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 11th May 2014 05:44 pm
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  22. To make one solid body from two parts that have been assembled

    Will someone here please share with me the procedure by which I can combine two parts that have been assembled into one solid body. Thank you, Gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 10th May 2014 01:14 pm
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    10th May 2014 09:19 pm Go to last post
  23. Getting a curl instead of a straight bend

    I am hoping that someone here is knowlegeable in the Sheet Metal mode of Solidworks. For some reason I am geting a curl instead of a straight bend. I did get one side to work allright, the problem...

    Started by gotchy‎, 6th May 2014 07:58 pm
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    7th May 2014 12:17 pm Go to last post
  24. Question How to extrude at an angle

    Hi all Sorry if this is a repost, I posted this question yesterday, but it seems to have disappeared. I'm trying to extrude at an angle, but I only seem to be able to get it to work at 90...

    Started by mutski‎, 23rd Apr 2014 02:29 am
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  25. Solidworks Composer.

    With our company's recent heavy investment in ePDM and Solidworks composer, I'm hoping to see if there are any people within companies local to Glasgow & the West Coast of Scotland who would be...

    Started by stevsmith‎, 15th Apr 2014 11:02 am
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