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  1. Advanced Assembly questiion

    It is more than clear that my knowledge of assembly is limited to bare fundamentals. I now am in the middle of a model that requires more advanced know-how. I have a yoke that connects 4 jaws via...

    Started by gotchy‎, 15th May 2015 03:43 pm
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    22nd May 2015 11:16 am Go to last post
  2. Question Cover from technical drawing

    Hello I hope you can help me. I am trying to draw a cover from a technical drawing. I have tried several approaches but I have yet to be succesful. Do you have any ideas how to draw this? I think...

    Started by 10hi-f9s‎, 14th May 2015 05:06 am
    drawing, problem, solidworks, technical
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  3. Bodies not accepting "Normal Cut" option in extrude cut

    I have a sheet metal part that I am trying to get a flattened pattern for. As the part stands now it will flatten, but it isn't completed yet. After you roll forward you will see that there is a...

    Started by Newsignguy‎, 13th May 2015 08:46 pm
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  4. Please help with this sheetmetal form.

    First off hi guys :) im trying to loft this sheet metal sketch and im ******ed if i can prevent it adding in a random fold i do not want, one side always comes out fine, the other not so good. i...

    Started by xlr807‎, 13th May 2015 09:32 am
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    13th May 2015 09:32 am Go to last post
  5. Sugestion to do the sheet metal

    Hi, I need a sugestion to do this sheet metal preparation. There is a pipe ND 500mm (like a manifold), that will ou curve what i need is just the intersection between the 500mm and 200mm pipes....

    Started by pipemasters‎, 6th May 2015 10:36 am
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    8th May 2015 09:49 am Go to last post
  6. Problem sweeping a path

    nm, figured it out

    Started by Mason Dixon‎, 6th May 2015 12:38 am
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  7. Help making equal length pipes

    Hello, people 8) How can I make equal length pipes? I tried equations but unsuccessfully. Here I left a picture so you can help me better. My solidwors is 2014 version. H If need please...

    Started by globy‎, 28th Apr 2015 08:45 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Apr 2015 03:20 pm Go to last post
  8. Problem Fillet Edges with variable radius

    Hi everyone, I need help with a problem, i speak a little english so i'll try explain me, I need fillet (round) this edges: I tried with manual Fillet/Constant radius and Variable Radius and...

    Started by Aleks-117‎, 22nd Apr 2015 04:57 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Apr 2015 09:30 pm Go to last post
  9. 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
    solidworks.chain.2013
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Apr 2015 04:34 pm Go to last post
  10. Question Title Block populated from Configuration Specific Tab

    I want to read Properties Information from the Configuration Specific Tab inside of a Part into my Title Block and populate the drawing name / drawing number from there. If $PRPSHEET:"PartNo"...

    Started by ILoveMadoka‎, 31st Mar 2015 12:07 pm
    $prp, $prpsheet, configuration specific, solidworks
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Apr 2015 04:21 pm Go to last post
  11. cad/cam

    Has anybody used a hurco hawk 5m with a cad cam set up, i can retrieve data, but cant send it it, its retrieving without ever seeing it. i have tried all the obvious. i think

    Started by RichieLahinch‎, 2nd Apr 2015 03:24 pm
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    2nd Apr 2015 03:24 pm Go to last post
  12. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Mar 2015 07:22 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd Mar 2015 05:00 pm Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    25th Feb 2015 11:01 pm Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Feb 2015 06:43 pm Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Feb 2015 02:45 am Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Feb 2015 10:47 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Jan 2015 04:49 pm Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
    • Replies: 0
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  23. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Jan 2015 01:06 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Jan 2015 05:24 pm Go to last post
  25. 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

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