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  1. Draft

    Is it possible to add draft to a circular shape, or do you have to draw it and revolve the shape, I have a rectangular boss with a rectangular cut that has ears at each corner, (not fillets), i can't...

    Started by RichieLahinch‎, 18th Dec 2014 04:07 pm
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  2. detail view circle

    If I have used a detail view in a drawing file, how do I delete just the circle that's high lighting the detail view without deleting the view it's self, obviously there is good reasons for the...

    Started by RichieLahinch‎, 17th Dec 2014 11:02 am
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    17th Dec 2014 06:52 pm Go to last post
  3. Drawing View

    Hello All, Thank you in advance. I'm having some trouble drawing the attached drawing. I was able with no problem to draw the top, but the bottom/underneath is what I'm having trouble seeing. ...

    Started by svrkjg‎, 13th Dec 2014 06:41 am
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Dec 2014 03:07 pm Go to last post
  4. Problem importing files into Solidworks

    This is my first post, so hello all! I'm trying to get a file from Rhino to work in Solidworks. I am a 3d artist, so i built the file in 3d studio and brought that file into rhino (after a ton...

    Started by TopHat‎, 9th Dec 2014 10:53 am
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  5. saving settings

    Hello, How do I save my preferred settings, so when I reopen Solidworks it does not go back to the default settings. Thanks

    Started by RichieLahinch‎, 5th Dec 2014 09:58 am
    • Replies: 1
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  6. Assembly mating problem, fixed distance from edge

    I am making a table whose legs are supposed to be 350 mm away from the edge, no matter the length of the table. Surprisingly, I am having huge difficulties meeting this construction demand. ...

    Started by Akitirija‎, 13th Nov 2014 11:58 am
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Nov 2014 06:27 pm Go to last post
  7. 3r Party PDM software for Solidworks

    We are a small company with a single user and are looking for a PDM sloution to use with solidworks. EPDM is out of our budget and overkill for just one user. The feature that we are most...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 4th Nov 2014 07:58 pm
    3rd party, pdm, solidworks
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    7th Nov 2014 05:04 pm Go to last post
  8. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Oct 2014 05:07 pm Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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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    8th Oct 2014 01:55 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
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  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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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    23rd Sep 2014 05:53 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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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    13th Sep 2014 12:42 pm Go to last post
  21. 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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    12th Sep 2014 03:43 pm Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Sep 2014 04:50 pm Go to last post
  24. 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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  25. 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
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 576
    30th Aug 2014 04:35 pm Go to last post

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