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  1. Text alignment in SW2013

    Greetings, I'm in my first week of SW, so I may have overlooked an easy explanation. I'm trying to line up lines of text in my drawing notes. The characters in new lines of text don't exactly line...

    Started by dwgin4d‎, 10th Mar 2015 02:46 pm
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  2. animation

    When I try an animation, it often crashes, also has other problems in its use just at complete basic motion, its 2014 SW premium is what I use, but I thought it should be able animate. Anybody know...

    Started by RichieLahinch‎, 3rd Mar 2015 04:36 pm
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  3. Help with making a chain

    Hello i am using solidworks 2013, and trying to make chain like on bike. i made the 2 links that the chain is maid of, and i have the "belt" that runs on the gear. The problem is that i need to...

    Started by shmulik‎, 1st Mar 2015 11:57 am
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  4. Any online tutorial for managing/creating print styles?

    Hi I'd like to learn how to create print styles for my drawings. Are there any free resources/tutorials available on-line? Thanks

    Started by sinergy‎, 24th Feb 2015 08:07 pm
    print styles
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    25th Feb 2015 11:01 pm Go to last post
  5. Image units management

    Hi, I just saw a video tutorial on how to "Creating your Drawing Settings and Drafting Standards in DraftSight"and there it is shown how changing the drawing units (from the user preferences) for a...

    Started by sinergy‎, 25th Feb 2015 11:12 am
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    25th Feb 2015 06:43 pm Go to last post
  6. Question Cutting away surfaces

    I'm trying to understand surfaces better, and get rid of some of them, I've tried every trim surface combo imaginable. I'm trying to get rid of the pink parts. Another view without the extended...

    Started by Zeebaby‎, 21st Feb 2015 01:12 am
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    21st Feb 2015 02:45 am 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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    4th Feb 2015 10:47 pm Go to last post
  8. Unhappy Curve driven pattern on curved surface :)

    Hi there... ...I'm having a problem with this and I'm not sure it is possible to solve this as it is on the pic in attachment. I need to create pattern on curved surface, and the body which has...

    Started by IG design‎, 31st Jan 2015 12:46 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    31st Jan 2015 11:57 pm Go to last post
  9. How to Rotate, Zoom In, and Out?

    How do I rotate, zoom in and out using mouse like this from 06.10 to 06.13? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnofewHj8Tg

    Started by basty‎, 22nd Jan 2015 03:25 am
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Jan 2015 08:18 pm Go to last post
  10. CAM Programmes

    I am interesting in getting a CAM package to link between solidworks and a hurko hawk 5m 96, but want to start with a cheap one just until have got a few parts done, any recommendations or even...

    Started by RichieLahinch‎, 22nd Jan 2015 10:30 am
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  11. What Is Equal Curvature

    I made a AB line and BC spline, connecting them at point B. I select these two, the line and the spline, and appears and equal curvature option. What this equal curvature mean?

    Started by basty‎, 20th Jan 2015 12:10 am
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    21st Jan 2015 08:27 pm Go to last post
  12. draft annotation

    Hello, What is the correct way to annotate draft in a drawing. I have just been using note with an arrow and text saying for eg., draft 15 . The angle is usually small making it obvious to the...

    Started by RichieLahinch‎, 20th Jan 2015 04:16 pm
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  13. Unhappy Mirroring surfaces

    Problem solved! Disregard the rest of this post. Dear fellow designers, We have a shape we'd like to do flow simulations with. It is, however, only surfaces at this point. Also, we've only...

    Started by r1ntse‎, 23rd Dec 2014 10:58 pm
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    19th Jan 2015 01:06 pm Go to last post
  14. 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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    8th Jan 2015 05:24 pm Go to last post
  15. Spacebar shortcut

    How do you change the options spacebar produces for you?

    Started by RichieLahinch‎, 6th Jan 2015 05:32 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    8th Jan 2015 05:21 pm Go to last post
  16. 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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    7th Jan 2015 01:55 pm Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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
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  20. 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
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  21. 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
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    30th Oct 2014 05:07 pm Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
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    8th Oct 2014 01:55 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Oct 2014 01:55 pm Go to last post

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