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  1. Help with assembly design

    Hello. I've to design a mechanism similar to the one that a dump truck uses. I'm a bit clueless about how to turn my sketch (I've the image) into an assembly. Here is the link to the sketch (SLDPRT)...

    Started by slurped‎, 26th May 2014 07:14 pm
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    23rd Jul 2014 03:21 am Go to last post
  2. Dimensions not shown

    I've just started using SW, switching from Pro/e. I'm trying to create a sketch but can see no dimensions shown. Please see the attached screenshot; I have a circle and horizontal line but the...

    Started by pacificus‎, 20th Jul 2014 07:57 pm
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    22nd Jul 2014 07:37 pm Go to last post
  3. Tilting the default planes

    I am hoping that a Guru here will have the time to give me a step by step procedure for tilting one of the default planes to an angle that I can specify. As you can see I am really new to...

    Started by chubarka‎, 16th Jul 2014 09:06 pm
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    17th Jul 2014 01:28 pm Go to last post
  4. Fillet tool will not work on this geometry

    Is there a way to make the top of this geometry full round? The fillet tool does not work, nor does the face fillet tool work. I enclose a screen shot of what I refer to. Thank you, gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 14th Jul 2014 05:59 pm
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    16th Jul 2014 10:44 pm Go to last post
  5. Tilting a plane to be normal to a desired arc section

    Will someone please explain to a novice how to tilt a plane normal to the arc section that I have shown indicated with a red arrow. I want the plane normal to this section in order that I may make a...

    Started by reggy‎, 16th Jul 2014 04:27 am
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    16th Jul 2014 02:25 pm Go to last post
  6. Extruding on an angle

    Is there a way to extrude a rectangle, for example, and having two of the 4 sides extrude on an angle, and the other two remain straight? Thank you, gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 9th Jul 2014 09:09 pm
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    10th Jul 2014 01:07 am Go to last post
  7. Help with flex part

    Hello, I would like to bend a flexible piece like that. I have used the Flex tool but the result is very imprecise. What tool or method you can suggest to me? Thanks

    Started by diegsn‎, 21st Jun 2014 03:43 pm
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    5th Jul 2014 04:13 pm Go to last post
  8. Solidworks API - Programmatically Un-Hide Dimensions in a Part

    I am selecting dimensions in a part file for an operation. After the operation is complete, I run a "swPart.HideDimension" (so I don't select them twice), which works properly. To recover when...

    Started by Dave Paul‎, 25th Jun 2014 05:02 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Jun 2014 08:35 pm Go to last post
  9. 3D Pelton buckets

    Hello everyone, we are a group of Mechanical Enginereeing student. We have to create the 3D model from a STL file using the reverse enginereeing process. Here are three views of the file: ...

    Started by Loftdaking‎, 20th Jun 2014 01:52 pm
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    20th Jun 2014 04:14 pm Go to last post
  10. Calculating Material with Laminate - Automagically?

    Hello All, I am designing a cabinet where all the components have either 3/32" laminate or 1/64" edge banding. A 3/4" thick shelf is really 15/16" and a 24" width shelf is really 24-1/32" wide. ...

    Started by Dave Paul‎, 10th Jun 2014 08:59 pm
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    18th Jun 2014 04:49 pm Go to last post
  11. Help with Solidworks unresponsive OK button?

    So I am new to the forums and the program. I currently have a split line on a surface angled at 15 degrees. I want to use the 'ruled surface' feature to taper it to vector (front plane), but when I...

    Started by Aumccrar‎, 11th Jun 2014 04:34 am
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  12. Not sure how to go about this.

    I am indenting a revolve but since it is into a tube it does not give the desired result. I would like the indent to be circular and not oblong which it is because it is going into a curved tube and...

    Started by compunerdy‎, 4th Jun 2014 03:11 am
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    5th Jun 2014 04:13 pm Go to last post
  13. Sorry for new thread, files compressed and attached

    Sorry, I couldn't find the "manage attachments". I enclose the relevant files compressed. Thank you, Gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 11th May 2014 05:44 pm
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    12th May 2014 12:14 am Go to last post
  14. To make one solid body from two parts that have been assembled

    Will someone here please share with me the procedure by which I can combine two parts that have been assembled into one solid body. Thank you, Gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 10th May 2014 01:14 pm
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    10th May 2014 09:19 pm Go to last post
  15. Getting a curl instead of a straight bend

    I am hoping that someone here is knowlegeable in the Sheet Metal mode of Solidworks. For some reason I am geting a curl instead of a straight bend. I did get one side to work allright, the problem...

    Started by gotchy‎, 6th May 2014 07:58 pm
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    7th May 2014 12:17 pm Go to last post
  16. Question How to extrude at an angle

    Hi all Sorry if this is a repost, I posted this question yesterday, but it seems to have disappeared. I'm trying to extrude at an angle, but I only seem to be able to get it to work at 90...

    Started by mutski‎, 23rd Apr 2014 02:29 am
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  17. 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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  18. 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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    11th Apr 2014 07:29 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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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    23rd Mar 2014 09:41 am Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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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    21st Mar 2014 04:59 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Mar 2014 04:47 pm Go to last post

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