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  1. Question flexible strap with gravity?

    Quick question: I want to create an assembly in which a nylon webbed strap (like the one you tie stuff down with in trucks or the TRX straps) will be flexible. Is this possible in Inventor or...

    Started by 3dCADguy‎, 10th Jun 2016 08:01 am
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  2. Question Assembly Drawing

    I am required to do a detail cut list for the project I am working, I am designing a meat rail. I used structural member when creating the rail, when i go into the drawing section and click "bodies"...

    Started by AnnekeL‎, 20th Jun 2016 12:48 am
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  3. obtaining dimensions of a profile in a section view.

    Hello, I am modelling a volute from from an old hand drawn drawing and I need to create a lofted cut from one plane (which is available) to another (which is not available). I have estimated the...

    Started by dg87‎, 20th Jun 2016 12:04 pm
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  4. Twist along path method of thread cutting tutorial

    Does anyone here have a link for a video tutorial of the Twist along path method of thread cutting. I have revolved a shaft for a toy and there are two protrusions on the shaft that I need to cut a...

    Started by gotchy‎, 9th Jun 2016 05:38 pm
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  5. Need help modeling a sailboat hull

    I despeerately need some assistance to model a hull of a sailboat. If a guru here could help me I would appreeciat it. Ahmad

    Started by davidoff‎, 13th Jun 2016 06:02 pm
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  6. 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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  7. Identify this flyout please

    Someone here please identify the categories in this flyout for me please. We have one machine at work that has version 2007 of Solidworks installed and at times we all have no choice but to use it....

    Started by sanchez‎, 11th Jun 2016 08:55 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Jun 2016 03:07 pm Go to last post
  8. Linear Pattern and Global Variables

    Using Solidworks 2013 Join Date Jun 2016 Posts 0 AutoCAD First Time on this Website Hey I am totally new to this website so have no idea where to post questions towards advice I need. I use SW...

    Started by AnnekeL‎, 7th Jun 2016 11:36 pm
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  9. New to Solidworks version 2013

    If someone here would tell me why I do not have the option for a Blind cut extrude, but rather only Through All in Solidworks version 2013, life would be good. thank you, Chubarka

    Started by chubarka‎, 10th Jun 2016 05:20 pm
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    10th Jun 2016 08:05 pm Go to last post
  10. putting parts together in assembly

    hi Im starting to learn solidworks through the net with tutorials. but now im starting to put my cad work in progress with solidworks. Ive design all my parts that are needed in assembly. But in...

    Started by couves‎, 31st May 2016 10:18 pm
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    6th Jun 2016 11:55 am Go to last post
  11. Linking sketch lines with a note

    My question: Is there a way to link or associate sketch objects with a note object so that when the note is moved the sketch objects move with it? I don't think inserting an empty view and...

    Started by Belgarion115‎, 23rd May 2016 06:57 pm
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  12. Spoon and pickup v shape

    Here is one another model that I would like to process it in CNC Milling machine. The name of the component is dig seedling, this is useful for bonsai plants. I tried using from the front draw, but...

    Started by endlasuresh‎, 10th Mar 2016 06:20 pm
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  13. Help making this for my solidworks final? (picture)

    So I have to make this for my engineering final in school, and we use Solidworks (I attached a picture and I'm not sure if it's going to show up, but it's worth a shot). I joined this class really...

    Started by jeon‎, 28th May 2016 10:00 pm
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    31st May 2016 07:22 pm Go to last post
  14. Reply not working properly

    shift1313, I am attempting to put this post in the new post category, I have used Reply twice, and it never posted. If you will notice, the number of replies is 11, which is what it should be with...

    Started by sanchez‎, 27th May 2016 08:32 pm
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  15. Video distortiion in Solidworks

    I have just re-installed Solidworks 2013 on a new hard drive and a perfect circle drawn shows up as an ellipse. Can someone here tell me what I have set wrong. I know that I have the screen...

    Started by sanchez‎, 10th May 2016 11:28 pm
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    27th May 2016 07:32 pm Go to last post
  16. Is a full curl possible in sheet metal?

    Is is possible to make a full curl in sheet metal from a piece of sheet metal 1/2" wide by 2" long?

    Started by gotchy‎, 25th May 2016 01:31 pm
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  17. Solidworks Flat pattern

    Hi I am struggling to flat pattern this part. I am attempting to convert it to sheet metal by inserting a bend, but it doesn't let me. Would anybody have any ideas? Thanks for any help, its...

    Started by AdrianBy‎, 23rd May 2016 05:19 am
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    24th May 2016 04:17 am Go to last post
  18. big problems with the wrap tool

    I don't understand why I am consistently having failures with the wrap tool. I think that I follow all the rules and yet I just can't seem to get it to work right. Am I the only guy having problems...

    Started by sanchez‎, 22nd May 2016 06:24 pm
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    23rd May 2016 01:40 am Go to last post
  19. rotate composite curve

    Hi, how can I rotate a composite curve out of plane? In this instance I insert a composite curve through, an airfoil section, convert the entities, then want to be able to rotate it about a centre...

    Started by nzhills‎, 22nd May 2016 02:31 am
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    22nd May 2016 04:26 am Go to last post
  20. Increase model size without changing other features?

    Hi, My Solidworks skills are fairly basic and self-taught so was wondering if somebody had a nice solution for my latest problem? I have a model of a simple case design which has some hole...

    Started by trichards‎, 20th May 2016 08:52 am
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  21. Video adaptor needed

    I would appreciate someone to recommend a video adaptor that would work in collaboration with the Real View Graphics feature of Solidworks. The last one I had was an Nvidia Quadro FX 4800 , that I...

    Started by chubarka‎, 18th May 2016 09:15 pm
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  22. CNC precision spindle design needed

    Good morning my Cad Brothers and Sisters. Would anyone here know of a good design for a precision engraving spindle to be used on a CNC engraving machine? We design machines here using Solidworks...

    Started by uma rostikovitch‎, 9th May 2016 04:55 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    14th May 2016 09:19 pm Go to last post
  23. Macro Request - I know nothing about creating these

    We have a user here who, despite numerous warnings, continues to keep his models in "hidden lines visible" display style and always saves them this way. Our experience has been that this is NOT the...

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 13th May 2016 01:48 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    14th May 2016 02:53 pm Go to last post
  24. Why would you not use planes?

    I am completely dumbfounded by this. I was told by my supervisor that I'm not allowed to use planes and/or other parts to control the sizes of my models. I have to hard code each dimension for every...

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 6th May 2016 05:39 pm
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  25. Extruded cut on a dual curvature

    Hi, I'm sure there is a very simple way of doing this, although I can't seem to work it out. So I'm drawing a motorcycle tyre. I've drawn the basic body using 'Swept Boss/Bass', but now I want...

    Started by dazmco‎, 5th May 2016 04:08 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    6th May 2016 07:59 pm Go to last post

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