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  1. 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
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  2. 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
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  3. 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
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    23rd Aug 2015 11:23 am Go to last post
  4. 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: 1
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    21st Aug 2015 04:19 pm Go to last post
  5. 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
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    20th Aug 2015 09:41 pm Go to last post
  6. 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
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    19th Aug 2015 07:28 pm Go to last post
  7. SolidWork 2010

    Thread content removed! :nono:

    Started by xuancanh‎, 3rd Aug 2015 09:57 pm
    solidwork 2010 full
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    4th Aug 2015 02:51 pm Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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: 1
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    29th Jul 2015 08:07 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
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    29th Jul 2015 08:03 pm Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. 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
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  13. 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
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    7th Jul 2015 02:47 am Go to last post
  14. 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
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    7th Jul 2015 02:43 am Go to last post
  15. 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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    7th Jul 2015 02:42 am Go to last post
  16. Full round fillet problem

    I try to do full round fillet on sweep faces but I get distortion on the base of helix. Also I am having problem on filleting edges with 0.02mm on those runners. I should work in inches but i...

    Started by dusko‎, 24th Jun 2015 10:23 am
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    7th Jul 2015 02:38 am Go to last post
  17. Moving a Part

    Hi, I'm having a hard time positioning the two triangles at a certain distance(please see attached photo) I tried the width mate but the triangle is at the center and I would like to move it...

    Started by indigo‎, 29th Jun 2015 09:52 am
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    7th Jul 2015 02:34 am Go to last post
  18. In search of a way to use a sketch for two purposes

    I have made a sketch for a machine part and used the extrude boss to make a male punch. I now would like to use the same sketch to extrude cut it and make a female die. I have gone into the design...

    Started by gotchy‎, 7th Jun 2015 03:08 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Jul 2015 02:30 am Go to last post
  19. Mating Problems in Solidworks

    Hi, I have some problem centering and mating the 4 blocks on the center of the square..what can be the best move for this one ? Thanks

    Started by indigo‎, 19th Jun 2015 07:02 am
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  20. Advanced Assembly questiion

    It is more than clear that my knowledge of assembly is limited to bare fundamentals. I now am in the middle of a model that requires more advanced know-how. I have a yoke that connects 4 jaws via...

    Started by gotchy‎, 15th May 2015 03:43 pm
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    10th Jun 2015 06:15 pm Go to last post
  21. Question Cover from technical drawing

    Hello I hope you can help me. I am trying to draw a cover from a technical drawing. I have tried several approaches but I have yet to be succesful. Do you have any ideas how to draw this? I think...

    Started by 10hi-f9s‎, 14th May 2015 05:06 am
    drawing, problem, solidworks, technical
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  22. Bodies not accepting "Normal Cut" option in extrude cut

    I have a sheet metal part that I am trying to get a flattened pattern for. As the part stands now it will flatten, but it isn't completed yet. After you roll forward you will see that there is a...

    Started by Newsignguy‎, 13th May 2015 08:46 pm
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  23. Please help with this sheetmetal form.

    First off hi guys :) im trying to loft this sheet metal sketch and im ******ed if i can prevent it adding in a random fold i do not want, one side always comes out fine, the other not so good. i...

    Started by xlr807‎, 13th May 2015 09:32 am
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  24. Sugestion to do the sheet metal

    Hi, I need a sugestion to do this sheet metal preparation. There is a pipe ND 500mm (like a manifold), that will ou curve what i need is just the intersection between the 500mm and 200mm pipes....

    Started by pipemasters‎, 6th May 2015 10:36 am
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    8th May 2015 09:49 am Go to last post
  25. Problem sweeping a path

    nm, figured it out

    Started by Mason Dixon‎, 6th May 2015 12:38 am
    • Replies: 0
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    6th May 2015 12:38 am Go to last post

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