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  1. How to scale an assembly

    I have a model of a machine mechanism that needs to be scaled to 50% of the size that I originally made it. I find that I cannot scale an assembly, only a part, in that I do not get the scale option...

    Started by chubarka‎, Today 09:16 pm
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  2. How do I Open/View/Import .SLDPRT files?

    Let me start by saying I've never used Solidworks or it's files. I've used a ton of Autodesk programs & I use SDS. I was email 2 .sldprt files along with a couple of DXF's & images. I'm able to...

    Started by rwhitt0724‎, 17th Nov 2015 03:53 pm
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    20th Nov 2015 08:23 pm Go to last post
  3. Hole wizard help required...

    I'm losing my mind trying to solve a problem and stumbled across this forum while looking through google... I have an irregularly shaped item that i need to have holes (0.74mm) angled...

    Started by PaulJC‎, 20th Nov 2015 04:31 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    20th Nov 2015 04:31 pm Go to last post
  4. Wink Solidworks Macros - 2 Part Question

    1) Are there any SW API Power Users Here? :cry: That could help modify macro code? 2) Are there any sites that anyone can recommend similar to CADTUTOR specific to solidworks (More specifically...

    Started by ILoveMadoka‎, 13th Oct 2015 02:13 am
    api, macro, programming, solidworks
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 319
    18th Nov 2015 02:59 am Go to last post
  5. SW not showing previews of drawing in windows explorer or previews in SW (2013 SP 0)

    I have SW 2013 and cant seem to figure out why SW won't preview the drawing when I go to file and then open or even when I am in Windows explorer Here is what I have tried: I tried going into...

    Started by bam8‎, 26th Aug 2015 07:01 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Nov 2015 05:06 am Go to last post
  6. How to release a part in an assembly from being fixed.

    I have a simple assembly that I made to try a principle. It is comprised of a base, with a fulcrum attached, attached to the fulcrum is a lever, which is also attached to a moveable round shaft in...

    Started by gotchy‎, 24th Jul 2015 02:25 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Nov 2015 05:00 am Go to last post
  7. Threading help

    Hi, I have been trying to make threads which I need for my project but I am doing something wrong:cry:,so if anyone is willing to help with making threads on those 4 bolts and nut for it I would...

    Started by Andy69‎, 16th Jul 2015 12:46 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd Nov 2015 04:57 am Go to last post
  8. Phantom pop-up Window

    I use Solidworks v 2007, and when I am in the Sweep feature, and need to select the path and profile in order to perform the sweep this window pops up. Please tell me which selections I need to make...

    Started by gotchy‎, 21st Aug 2015 02:50 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd Nov 2015 03:17 am Go to last post
  9. Embarrassed Rename Files using SolidWorks 2013 Workgroup PDM

    I have just taken over a project using SolidWorks 2013 Workgroup PDM. I found out that almost every file will be soon renamed/renumbered. I have looked online (and youtube) with no success. Is...

    Started by ILoveMadoka‎, 3rd Oct 2015 07:08 pm
    files, pdm, rename, solidworks, workgroup
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Nov 2015 03:14 am Go to last post
  10. Unhappy configure dimension - option

    Couldn't find it in solidworks 2015, the guy is using an old version of solidworks in the book i'm reading from, searched google to find out that that option has been removed since SW2010 SP2.1 ...

    Started by Writz‎, 14th Aug 2015 01:54 pm
    configure, dimension, option, solidworks
    • Replies: 7
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    2nd Nov 2015 03:08 am Go to last post
  11. Unhappy can't target a line alone during making a surface loft

    i'm watching a video on youtube of a how to draw a helicopter blade, i understand what is going on in the video, but there is one point i can't follow. right when he starts doing the surface loft. ...

    Started by Writz‎, 23rd Aug 2015 11:23 am
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd Nov 2015 03:01 am Go to last post
  12. Swept Cut Tangency Problem - replicating a 4th axis cutter

    Hi, I am try to create a swept cut, I have had plenty of experience using this feature to create threads, however this operation is different. It is a 5mm diameter cut (created with a 5mm...

    Started by Matthew Machinist‎, 19th Sep 2015 11:39 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Nov 2015 02:57 am Go to last post
  13. Flexible assembly within an assembly

    Hi, I'm struggling with a certain task im trying to model. Basically I have two structures (kind of moveable folding scaffold towers) for our production team. Both structures are Identical...

    Started by zakkzoot‎, 26th Aug 2015 03:37 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd Nov 2015 02:53 am Go to last post
  14. Dental Bracket Design

    Hey there, I want to create 3D model of dental bracket as following: http://www.dentalbeatrizlopez.com/web/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/bracket.jpg Does anybody know how to model this dental...

    Started by alperyalman‎, 19th Oct 2015 05:17 pm
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    brace, bracket, dental, design, orthodontics
    • Replies: 19
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    21st Oct 2015 10:18 pm Go to last post
  15. Unable to use the trim tool when a sketch is on a planar surface

    Will one of the many fine Gurus here tell me why I am unable to use the trim tool on a sketch made on a planar surface? I am laying out lines for lettering in the text mode, and I want to add...

    Started by chubarka‎, 20th Oct 2015 05:26 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    20th Oct 2015 05:26 pm Go to last post
  16. detail view circle

    If I have used a detail view in a drawing file, how do I delete just the circle that's high lighting the detail view without deleting the view it's self, obviously there is good reasons for the...

    Started by RichieLahinch‎, 17th Dec 2014 11:02 am
    • Replies: 7
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    6th Oct 2015 07:02 pm Go to last post
  17. Software for CAD Design?

    Would like to know which software do you use for CAD Design?:roll:

    Started by chemionix‎, 9th Sep 2015 10:26 am
    cad design
    • Replies: 5
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    24th Sep 2015 03:52 pm Go to last post
  18. Angry undo button not working properly

    It is so useless, most of the time(99%) it doesn't do anything, and i get stuck with whatever wrong I did in the assembly. Either I have go through fixing and tracing all mistakes, or just close the...

    Started by Writz‎, 20th Aug 2015 03:11 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Aug 2015 09:41 pm Go to last post
  19. SolidWork 2010

    Thread content removed! :nono:

    Started by xuancanh‎, 3rd Aug 2015 09:57 pm
    solidwork 2010 full
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Aug 2015 02:51 pm Go to last post
  20. Two part assembly loses it's ability to move

    Can someone tell me why when one part of an assembly of two parts has the ability to pivot is brought into an assembly with another part, it loses it's ability to pivot. I get a message that "it is...

    Started by chubarka‎, 26th Jul 2015 08:40 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    31st Jul 2015 01:33 pm Go to last post
  21. Demo Screwfeeder in assembly and motion

    All has done in SLW2008, share to every body :roll:

    Started by xuancanh‎, 18th Jul 2015 09:50 am
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    18th Jul 2015 09:19 pm Go to last post
  22. Temporary axis does not show

    I would appreciate it if one of the Gurus here would be kind enough to explain why a temporary axis will not show. I want to assemble a spring that I made with a shoulder screw that I also made. It...

    Started by gotchy‎, 15th Jul 2015 03:12 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    15th Jul 2015 03:12 pm Go to last post
  23. Drawing, realview and smooth lines?

    Im using Solidworks 2015 and im using the Realview hack to enable Realview graphics in my drawing. However, all the lines in my drawing are really rough and jagged, is there any way to anti-alias the...

    Started by folo‎, 14th Jun 2015 10:04 am
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Jul 2015 02:47 am Go to last post
  24. Edit Decal - problem

    hello! i am working on sw tutorial skateboard (part 'hanger'): http://www.cudacountry.net/assets/applets/sw15_hanger_skateboard.pdf on the last page i have to edit decal. here is my render...

    Started by dusko‎, 19th Jun 2015 10:23 am
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Jul 2015 02:43 am Go to last post
  25. weldments

    Hi, I'm trying to put some fillet welds on my assembly drawing but it would take two faces to create a weld..what might be the best way to do these...Im trying to make it look like the picture on...

    Started by indigo‎, 22nd Jun 2015 05:35 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    7th Jul 2015 02:42 am Go to last post

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