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  1. Counter sunk holes using hole wizard

    I am long time user of AutoCAD for 30 year and now witching over to Solidworks and converting old CAD file to Solidworks. I have used hole wizard few times and still having troubles with it. I...

    Started by 3Ddesiner1960‎, 29th Jan 2016 11:51 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    1st Feb 2016 08:06 pm Go to last post
  2. Appearances Help Please

    Hello, So basically I work for a company which designs and builds cupboards. We have particular textures available (i.e. different types of wood or gloss) I was wondering if it is possible to...

    Started by Sarah Jayne‎, 13th Jan 2016 01:11 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Feb 2016 12:37 pm Go to last post
  3. Exclamation Modify Curvature of imported surfaces

    I am coming up to the 3 year mark of working with Solidworks (in education not professionally!). I have an imported surface that I have made some modifications to for a hinge mechanism. It has...

    Started by mattrowe‎, 31st Jan 2016 05:43 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    31st Jan 2016 06:07 pm Go to last post
  4. Problems saving Solidworks file as a dxf file in drawing mode

    I am attempting to make a drawing in the drawing mode of Solidworks and saving the file as a dxf file. Lines or arcs are recorded ok but any lettering I draw using the Text tool is not saved in the...

    Started by chubarka‎, 22nd Jan 2016 07:04 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Jan 2016 09:46 pm Go to last post
  5. Extruding from a curved surface

    Hello, Will one of the fine Gurus here give me a step by step to extrude a half ball off a curved surface? I know it has to do with projection. I have a 1" diameter cylinder that I need to...

    Started by gotchy‎, 25th Jan 2016 09:47 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Jan 2016 09:43 pm Go to last post
  6. 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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    23rd Jan 2016 04:05 am Go to last post
  7. Dimple pattern on cylinder problem - anyone know an easy or a hard way to solve it?

    Hello, I am trying to create a helical pattern of dimples on a cylinder. It should be easy but I am have a bit of trouble The basic process should be – 1. Draw the cylinder. 2. Draw...

    Started by Matthew Machinist‎, 9th Jan 2016 05:10 am
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Jan 2016 05:44 am Go to last post
  8. Question Problem on my model, while running a flow simulation.

    there is an "undefined criteria" error, and i dont know how to fix this, im new at using flow simulation on solidworks and only watched online tutorial videos. i dont understand why this error shows...

    Started by Mattalino‎, 9th Jan 2016 08:53 am
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Jan 2016 08:06 pm Go to last post
  9. Smoothing surfaces SW2015

    Hello, I am trying to make a complex shape in Solidworks and the only thing that I can;t fix is smoothing boundaries between surfaces. The model is based on a 3D sketch. Most of the surfaces are...

    Started by bizzito‎, 27th Dec 2015 11:30 am
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Jan 2016 12:32 pm Go to last post
  10. Converting Soliworks 2009 to STL files for 3D Printing

    I just wanted to know what are some problem that a STL files might occur when you convert the Solidworks parts or assembly to STL files? What should I use or do in order for a Solidworks to be...

    Started by lulumara‎, 31st Dec 2015 12:14 am
    stl files for 3d printing
    • Replies: 4
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    4th Jan 2016 03:58 am Go to last post
  11. Re-locating Solid model to different origin

    After I had modeled a part, I found out the Part XYZ Origin was changed to new location. It is most important for the origin so that I can insert part in at that location for assembly. How do I...

    Started by 3Ddesiner1960‎, 11th Dec 2015 01:12 am
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Dec 2015 03:26 pm Go to last post
  12. Simulation and Wood Grain

    I have a question about SolidWorks Stress Analysis. How do I incorporate the grain of the wood with the stress simulation. Because the grain of the wood plays a huge role in how much weight a balsa...

    Started by Ruiztaglea‎, 14th Dec 2015 06:34 pm
    balsa, grain, simulation, wood
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 348
    20th Dec 2015 02:12 am Go to last post
  13. Building a macro for assigning part numbers using some rules - help!!! (SW 2015)

    Hi, I am new with macros and I need help about writing a macro for adding part numbers (custom property name: "Poz.") to each part in assembly according to a few rules. In the first...

    Started by gzaimovic‎, 10th Dec 2015 09:07 am
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Dec 2015 04:02 am Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    11th Dec 2015 03:32 am Go to last post
  15. 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: 8
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    10th Dec 2015 09:09 pm Go to last post
  16. 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: 5
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    10th Dec 2015 08:53 pm Go to last post
  17. 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: 2
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    10th Dec 2015 08:50 pm Go to last post
  18. 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: 2
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    10th Dec 2015 08:47 pm Go to last post
  19. 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, 24th Nov 2015 09:16 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Dec 2015 08:40 pm Go to last post
  20. Cool Design parts

    I am still new to Solid works after working with AutoCAD for 30 years. My co-worker who is just learning Solid works and asked me if you can assemble two parts and say you have a block and placing a...

    Started by 3Ddesiner1960‎, 8th Dec 2015 10:46 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Dec 2015 05:04 am Go to last post
  21. Same material, same fixtures and loads, same SW14: different PCs, different results?!

    Hello to all members, need an answer from experts why same WS 2014 version, on different PCs, is showing different static results? One home PC, which has much better components then second PC,...

    Started by dejanc‎, 7th Dec 2015 11:35 am
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Dec 2015 08:04 am Go to last post
  22. Layout of sales Drawings

    Hello, I am into the process of leading a change initiative moving the design department from AutoCAD to SolidWorks (Yay!!) I have worked through how our part, assembly and drawing numbering will...

    Started by CJMays‎, 2nd Dec 2015 04:37 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Dec 2015 04:55 am Go to last post
  23. Propeller Hub

    Hi everyone Today I have some issues regarding the geometry of this part I want to built as accurate as possible, it's a Propeller Hub ( the part that holds the blades together and allow the ...

    Started by Hueyman‎, 10th Nov 2015 09:23 am
    propeller blade hub
    • Replies: 0
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    10th Nov 2015 09:23 am Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. 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
    • Views: 966
    3rd Nov 2015 04:57 am Go to last post

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