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  1. Solidworks & MacBook Pro ???

    Does anyone use Solidworks on a MacBook Pro? If so, what are the specs on your Mac? Is there a certain MBP graphics card to look for? Any MBP graphics cards to avoid? It the Mac can handle...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 10th Aug 2017 05:31 am
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  2. Creating A Flexible Hose ???

    How would you create a flexible hose? I don't mean that the hose has to be able to flex. I mean that it should resemble a hose. When I use the SWEEP command, the hose looks like piping, because...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 10th Aug 2017 05:15 am
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    11th Aug 2017 03:06 am Go to last post
  3. scale feature in Solidworks

    I am having a problem with the Scale tool in Solidworks 2012, in the sense that I am unable to have the option to scale a model that I have created. The icon is not in the features bar, but when I...

    Started by reggy‎, 14th Apr 2017 05:14 pm
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    10th Aug 2017 08:42 am Go to last post
  4. In need of a model

    Hello, Would anyone on this site have or know where a Mexican Mayan Culture Calendar is that I could download? There are pictures on the net of a giant stone with the religous representations ...

    Started by rafaela‎, 7th Aug 2017 02:42 pm
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  5. Formatting the standard toolbox spur gear

    Does anyone know how to modify the standard spur gear that comes with Toolbox? I'd like to enter my own values for pressure angle, pitch, etc. but I'm not sure how to do that. Thanks! ...

    Started by Speaker‎, 27th May 2012 03:27 pm
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    7th Aug 2017 10:47 am Go to last post
  6. No Twist Along Path option

    I tried using the twist along path method of spring creating and for some reason I do not get the Twist along Path Option in my parameters. These are the options I have. specify twist value...

    Started by gotchy‎, 2nd Aug 2017 01:40 pm
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  7. In need of detailed spring step by step

    Hello everyone, I am trying to morph over from Turbocad to solidworks but I am not doeng very well. I need someone here to give me a detailled method to make a compression spring. I am a real...

    Started by ira‎, 26th Jul 2017 06:35 pm
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    30th Jul 2017 01:52 am Go to last post
  8. Magnetic Properties ??? Is it possible ?

    I'm working on a prototype that would (hopefully in reality) react a certain way when introduced to a magnetic field. Is it possible to make components of an assembly animate, imitating how...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 25th Jul 2017 07:32 am
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    26th Jul 2017 08:04 pm Go to last post
  9. New to Solidworks 2016

    In attempting to customize a toolbar by using the customize feature by right clicking the top bar I have ended up with more small icons than I need. Can someone tell me how to delete the ones I do...

    Started by gotchy‎, 21st Jul 2017 01:09 am
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  10. Nvidia GTX or Quadro? What do you use?

    So I have read up that Solidworks (and most other drafting software) is OpenGL and that the expensive as crap Nvidia Quadro is the only way to go. Does anyone here use a gaming pc with a GTX for...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 20th Jul 2017 11:09 pm
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  11. Price of Solidworks 2017

    Does anyone here know the approximate price of Solidworks 2017? Also, do all the addins have to be purchased , or can just the basic software be purchased. Thank you, Reginald Wheatman

    Started by reggy‎, 19th Jul 2017 04:26 pm
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  12. "Funnel-like" Symbol Next To The Cursor

    I searched the forum, thinking that I had asked this question before, but I can not find it. Sometimes, a little icon appears next to my cursor. It looks like a little funnel. I have no idea as to...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 13th Jul 2017 07:09 am
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  13. Possible to add smart features to a flexible assembly?

    I have a sub assembly for a pair of drawer slides (left and right since they are sold in pairs). The slides require holes to be put in both the drawer front and back of the box for fastening. I made...

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 28th Jun 2017 04:59 pm
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  14. Mating parts using dimension_sworks.2013

    Hello everyone, I'm using sworks.2013 After mating part.1 (cylindrical shell) & 2 (circular tube plate) together using concentric mate (kindly check the here attached screen shot) I'm trying to...

    Started by Shiko‎, 18th May 2017 01:49 am
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  15. Need help with this design! Please

    i have been at this design for a few days trying to figure out what I can do to make these clips stronger. As soon as I go to test fit them it just snaps the flips cause there is not enough...

    Started by Ghynes440‎, 25th May 2017 10:17 pm
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    8th Jun 2017 12:28 pm Go to last post
  16. Need help in do meshing.

    I had tutorials before that mention the use of split lines in guiding proper meshing of solid parts in my subject Finite Element Analysis. For now, I know how to apply mesh and apply mesh control as...

    Started by gabrielhii1995‎, 14th May 2017 09:36 am
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  17. how to project a curve on the other

    hi every body im totally beginner to solid work at first i must say that may problem wont solve by projection feature in solid-work as you can see in the picture witch i attached i have a curve...

    Started by poorya‎, 15th Apr 2017 01:25 pm
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  18. Technique used to edit Solidworks Fonts in the Text mode?

    I'm fairly sure that we all have experienced problems extruding some of the fonts that are native to Solidworks while in the text mode. Of course it depends how close we space lettering, the point...

    Started by chubarka‎, 8th Apr 2017 11:43 pm
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  19. perfect aligning

    I'm new to Solidoworks and I have a problem. I need to perfect aling two objects and i've tried the 'mate' function in assembly, or to build the second object directly on the first, but nothing seems...

    Started by Svetlana‎, 5th Apr 2017 12:05 pm
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  20. Hole Wizard

    Hello, I am new to solid works and I am having trouble with a hole wizard part. Any help will be appreciated. I will attach a image of what I'm having trouble with, I cant get the dimensions I...

    Started by gigi‎, 24th Mar 2017 06:17 pm
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    29th Mar 2017 04:21 am Go to last post
  21. How to create a pattern of extruded sheet (bulkhead) that fit in a varying shell?

    I want to create a series of bulkheads or diaphragms inside a non uniform cross sectional shell. I design a leg of a RTG (rubber tired gantry), this leg has a non uniform cross section (in x...

    Started by dimasmr21‎, 12th Mar 2017 12:51 pm
    solidwork, vary sketch
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  22. Novice in need of help

    I am using solidworks 2010 at home and I am fairly used to where everything is located. I have just recently changed jobs and the c ompany I work for uses version 2015, and I of course need to learn...

    Started by reggy‎, 25th Mar 2017 07:15 pm
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  23. Free Solidworks Lessons from my old site

    In addition to my Solidbox.tv site i also have a site that I started back in 2011 with a bunch of info. Unfortunately there were some issues and i lost the domain name earlier in the year. Since I...

    Started by shift1313‎, 17th Jun 2016 04:17 am
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  24. Loft around a helix + circular pattern feature

    Hello! I'm trying to make a model of a spinning top shown in the attached image, and I'm having trouble doing it, even though I think I know what each individual step should be. I've made a...

    Started by asptamer‎, 5th Mar 2017 07:33 pm
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    6th Mar 2017 10:43 pm Go to last post
  25. Mini CNC Milling Machine

    I am looking to build a mini CNC mill and has been looking in CNC zone forums from long time. They have given some suggestions, but still want some machining feedback. There are so many files on the...

    Started by endlasuresh‎, 1st Mar 2017 06:08 am
    cad, cnc mill
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    6th Mar 2017 06:41 pm Go to last post

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