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  1. Two points of square to be coincident with circle perimeter.

    It would be appreciated if someone here would give me a step by step procedure to make sure that the left and right hand points of the square included in the sketch I enclose are coincident with...

    Started by davidoff‎, 29th Oct 2014 03:16 pm
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  2. Preview for Helix/Spiral toggled off?

    Is it possible that I could have a toggle for the preview of Helix?Spiral turned off? I go through all the proper sequence of moves for the procedure to cut an ASE thread on a round rod and when I...

    Started by davidoff‎, 28th Oct 2014 01:40 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Oct 2014 12:07 am Go to last post
  3. Exclamation Solidwork Drawing Help

    Hello I am looking for someone who is able to turn my Solidwork design in to a drawing so I can send them to the manufacture to be made. Please can some one help!!! Thanks 1r0nman:):):)

    Started by 1r0nman‎, 16th Oct 2014 10:16 pm
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    17th Oct 2014 07:54 am Go to last post
  4. Exercise files

    Hi We are usually handed out parts drawings in our classes and have to make a part using the dimensions. For me it has sometimes been challenging to understand the drawings, and I want more...

    Started by Akitirija‎, 7th Oct 2014 09:25 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Oct 2014 01:55 pm Go to last post
  5. Cut extrude on ciruclar surfaces

    Hi Just a quick question concerning cut extrude on circular surfaces: Is the cut extrude I have done in the attached file a "best practice" way of doing it (the sketch is way past the...

    Started by Akitirija‎, 7th Oct 2014 10:47 pm
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  6. Exporting Data From Labview into a Stress Analysis in AutoCAD or SolidWorks

    Can I import real time data that I am measuring on a real system using Labview into a stress simulation on a model of the system? Basically I have realtime force data in labview gathered from a...

    Started by cdorn7‎, 5th Oct 2014 02:00 am
    autocad, labview, realtime, solidworks, stress analysis
    • Replies: 1
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    5th Oct 2014 12:29 pm Go to last post
  7. Importing Real Time Data From Labview To SolidWorks(or autoCAD) Stress Analysis

    Can I import real time data that I am measuring on a real system using Labview into a stress simulation on a SolidWorks model of the system? (Basically I have force data in labview from a strain...

    Started by cdorn7‎, 5th Oct 2014 01:52 am
    labview, realtime, solidworks, stress analysis
    • Replies: 0
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    5th Oct 2014 01:52 am Go to last post
  8. Angle Iron Template

    Hello all. I'm new to solid works. Are there templates for various structures? In this case, angle iron, or do I create my own piece of angle iron? Thanks

    Started by Casio47‎, 2nd Oct 2014 04:13 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd Oct 2014 08:40 pm Go to last post
  9. Nut using revolved cut

    Hi. I have been given a drawing (attached) where it is obligatory to use the revolved cut function to "smoothen" the edges of the nut. However, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do it....

    Started by Akitirija‎, 26th Sep 2014 04:06 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Oct 2014 05:46 pm Go to last post
  10. I need help making a screen

    Hello, I need to make a screen and my thought was to draw a single line and use the Linear Pattern tool in two directions to form the screen. I am missing something basic here because I do not get...

    Started by davidoff‎, 29th Sep 2014 05:32 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Sep 2014 09:14 pm Go to last post
  11. General Geometry Errors

    Hello All, Thank you in advance. I can't seem to fix the error I keep getting no matter ho many times I do a "Attempt to Heal all Faces" procedure. I must be missing something here I can't see....

    Started by svrkjg‎, 22nd Sep 2014 10:59 pm
    • Replies: 4
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  12. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Sep 2014 09:02 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
    • Replies: 1
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  14. SolidWorks Free Video Tutorials

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

    Started by aster123‎, 6th Aug 2014 11:39 am
    free tutorial, solid works, solidwork tutorial, solidworks
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  15. 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
  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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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  21. 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
  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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
    • Replies: 1
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  25. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Aug 2014 08:56 pm Go to last post

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