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  1. Zero thickness geometry when extruding

    Hi everyone. I am having problems extruding the upper stair of the model. This is so frustrating, I feel that this is a problem that is a recurrent problem for me (Zero thickness geometry). ...

    Started by Akitirija‎, 13th Sep 2014 11:56 am
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    15th Sep 2014 09:02 pm Go to last post
  2. Need help to fillet extruded text

    Hi guys, I am unable to fillet those extruded text as image show. I want to do it like the letter "l". Could someone help me with that? Thanks in advance.

    Started by Jordan Goh‎, 13th Sep 2014 10:05 am
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    13th Sep 2014 12:42 pm Go to last post
  3. 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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    12th Sep 2014 03:43 pm Go to last post
  4. Measuring the length of an arc

    Please if a Guru here will give me the procedure to measure the length of an arc in Solidworks. Bear in mind that I am as new to the software as you can get, so please be as rudimentary as possible....

    Started by davidoff‎, 4th Sep 2014 01:22 am
    • Replies: 3
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    9th Sep 2014 11:15 pm Go to last post
  5. Funtech certification helpful?

    I'm pursuing my CADD degree and my professor recommended me to get a certification through Funtech.com to add to my resume since the school doesn't offer one. Are those certifications recognized when...

    Started by Ragana‎, 8th Sep 2014 03:16 pm
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    8th Sep 2014 04:50 pm Go to last post
  6. How to flatten the inner vanes of transit mixer drum

    I have been trying to create the inner vanes of transit mixer drum. As you can see in the images it is a double start helix which has been color coded green and yellow respectively. The problem is...

    Started by Goku360‎, 6th Sep 2014 08:31 am
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  7. Solving zero thickness geometry

    Hi again! I have two questions this time. 1) Trying to find out what I am about to ask (without much success), I saw in another forum that another person, for some reason, has to specifically...

    Started by Akitirija‎, 29th Aug 2014 10:16 pm
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    30th Aug 2014 04:35 pm Go to last post
  8. Relationships between angles

    Hi! First of all, thank you for a great forum! I am a beginner, and I am trying to find out how to set one angle to equal another. I've tried reading through "constraints" and "quick...

    Started by Akitirija‎, 29th Aug 2014 01:09 pm
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    29th Aug 2014 02:17 pm Go to last post
  9. 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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    26th Aug 2014 03:15 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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    12th Aug 2014 08:56 pm Go to last post
  15. 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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    8th Aug 2014 02:40 pm Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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
  19. 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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    16th Jul 2014 10:44 pm Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Jul 2014 02:25 pm Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Jun 2014 08:35 pm Go to last post
  24. 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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    20th Jun 2014 04:14 pm Go to last post
  25. 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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    18th Jun 2014 04:49 pm Go to last post

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