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  1. Solidworks Composer.

    With our company's recent heavy investment in ePDM and Solidworks composer, I'm hoping to see if there are any people within companies local to Glasgow & the West Coast of Scotland who would be...

    Started by stevsmith‎, 15th Apr 2014 11:02 am
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  2. Basic hinge mate help.

    Evening all, Hi I'm struggling with a hinge type mate so if you please a little help will be greatly appreciated.... I have a frame sitting inside a reveal in a wall with two pins sticking out...

    Started by andyg‎, 9th Apr 2014 08:06 pm
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  3. assembly/mates

    Hi all just now learned how to do a cotter pin, problem i am having is in matting it into the hole accuracy. I got it aligned using concentic , but couldn't get it drop down in the hole...I ended up...

    Started by grumpy‎, 30th Mar 2014 09:00 pm
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    3rd Apr 2014 07:17 pm Go to last post
  4. Gear/Chain Link connections

    Hello, I made a gear and a chain link. I wanna have the chain links go around the gear. I found a method that works but it just takes so long inserting individual chain link components into an...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 22nd Mar 2014 06:09 pm
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    25th Mar 2014 09:43 pm Go to last post
  5. Getting mitters in irregular solid

    Hi, i want to make an solid from a extruded sketch and cut it, and shell, as i want. And then make the miters between pieces, and for that i think i have to be able to turn the solid into several...

    Started by asnaev‎, 22nd Mar 2014 11:48 pm
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  6. Where to find architectural models?

    I know that solidworks isn't generally used for architectural applications but we think it will work well for our business. I have been trying to find a site that has architectural type models...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 16th Apr 2013 11:50 pm
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    21st Mar 2014 10:52 pm Go to last post
  7. Hide and tidy Dims in a sketch

    Hi, Is there a way to hide dims in a sketch to improve performance? I know it looks a right state. Also is there an easy way to tidy dims up in a sketch ? Cheers Matt

    Started by mattbarb‎, 27th Mar 2013 03:27 pm
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  8. Question Trying to design a cap that covers 3 separate planes.

    Hey guy's!! I'm practicing my rusty Solidworks skills by modeling the Millennium Puzzle from yugioh. However I'm having a heck of a time trying to extrude the caps on the four corners of the puzzle:...

    Started by Agent Q‎, 5th Apr 2013 05:35 am
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    21st Mar 2014 04:52 pm Go to last post
  9. Is there a way to show the default planes

    Is there a way to display the 3 default planes (front, top and right) when you are assembling parts? I come from a pro/e background and we tried to constrain most of our stuff to the default...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 18th Apr 2013 11:51 pm
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    21st Mar 2014 04:47 pm Go to last post
  10. How to fully constrain this part?

    Sorry for all the newb questions, but I am trying to get a start on my next project and trying to use my pro/e knowledge, but some things just don't quite translate!! I am trying to constrain a...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 19th Apr 2013 04:19 pm
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    21st Mar 2014 04:40 pm Go to last post
  11. Unfolding?

    Can someone unfold this cone imported from AutoCAD to SW2012? Please and thank you. Oooops, attachment went missing in transmission... File uploader still spinning... Sorry, will try attach it...

    Started by mdbdesign‎, 24th Jun 2013 08:35 pm
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  12. Display states

    I use multiple display states in my assembly and it is starting to be a bit of a pain in the butt to have to go into each one and update it everytime I add parts/subassemblies. Is there a way to...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 12th Jul 2013 09:09 pm
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    21st Mar 2014 04:12 pm Go to last post
  13. Import ACAD Drawings

    Hello All, Well I'm back with more "Q",s. My question is: What is the fastest, simplest, easiest way to import an ACAD drawing into SW keeping the DIMS & Tolerances intact? I also have the...

    Started by svrkjg‎, 23rd Jul 2013 10:59 pm
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    21st Mar 2014 04:06 pm Go to last post
  14. Unhappy Trying to Make Block in SolidWorks 2004

    Anybody out there familiar with 2004 SolidWorks? I've taken most of the online tutorials successfully and now am working on my first designs. I find the Block icon on the annotations toolbar, but...

    Started by engatty‎, 14th Dec 2013 02:26 am
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    21st Mar 2014 03:56 pm Go to last post
  15. INSERT COMPONENTS > NEW PART Question

    I want to create a new part, based on an existing part. Basically, the existing part is an irregular flange, and I want to create a gasket, based on the design of that flange. However, I am...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 13th Jan 2014 05:27 pm
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    21st Mar 2014 03:37 pm Go to last post
  16. Trying to select between the "lines"

    Hi, I ask your advice and patience... I'm a total cad newbee who has just bought a 3d printer... rather than download arbitrary items from thingieverse I'm trying to teach myself Solidworks. ...

    Started by Gregstah‎, 28th Jan 2014 04:35 pm
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    21st Mar 2014 03:33 pm Go to last post
  17. Constraining Added Components To An Assembly ???

    Looking at an Inventor .IAM, I see all of the components of that assembly. Using SOLIDWORKS, I open that same INVENTOR assembly, & save it as a SOLIDWORKS assembly. When viewing that assembly...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 3rd Feb 2014 06:34 pm
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    21st Mar 2014 03:29 pm Go to last post
  18. Set Default File Locations

    Hello All, I would like to know where I can set my default file location in SL2013 Premium. When I click open file it will search in that location only. I know it store previous file, but if I...

    Started by svrkjg‎, 12th Feb 2014 07:07 pm
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    21st Mar 2014 03:23 pm Go to last post
  19. under defined

    Hello, I cant figure out how my gear is still under defined. I like having it setup so you cant move on until its fully defined. Maybe someone could take a look at my SW attachment and see if...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 19th Mar 2014 08:38 pm
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    21st Mar 2014 03:15 pm Go to last post
  20. Problem with External Threads

    For the life of me I cannot figure this thing out. I am trying to draw external threads and I can't even draw the thread profile to sweep it. I can't seem to snap to the helix when I'm drawing the...

    Started by CADgirl‎, 21st Feb 2014 10:51 pm
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    21st Mar 2014 03:09 pm Go to last post
  21. Protection gril of a fan

    Hello everybody, I've got a problem and I need some help... As you know more than me about this software( Solidworks) I would like to know if there is any possible way of getting this protection...

    Started by better1201635‎, 18th Mar 2014 08:54 pm
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  22. Dimensioning

    Hello All, I know I did not do this correct, so that's why I'm here. Can someone please help me in dimensioning this attached bracket drawing? I never have done this before as you can tell. ...

    Started by svrkjg‎, 16th Mar 2014 05:11 am
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  23. Welding a Sheet Metal Part.

    I have created a sheet metal part that when formed into its pressed state has cuts in it, as you would expect. I want to weld these cuts in the part and I am struggling to do so. I am using SW 2010...

    Started by Zadig‎, 10th Mar 2014 10:11 am
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Mar 2014 08:13 am Go to last post
  24. Question Modeling a Scalene Ellipsoid Mold

    Hey everyone, I'm trying to create a SW mold of a scalene ellipsoid (for example, something like: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ellipsoid_321.png - think of it like a smoother slightly squashed rugby...

    Started by justinm715‎, 3rd Nov 2009 07:33 pm
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    7th Mar 2014 06:05 am Go to last post
  25. noob design

    hey all! first time posting here!. I am not a complete noob with solidworks, i can follow along with most online tutorials.. even the ones with no voice! :) I am trying to draft/draw out a design...

    Started by grumpy‎, 22nd Feb 2014 06:00 am
    • Replies: 5
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    2nd Mar 2014 01:07 pm Go to last post

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