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  1. Need engineering data

    I am looking for technical information regarding the design and build of wire shape tooling that I can feed into Solidworks and Turbocad have them take over from there. There has to be some...

    Started by sanchez‎, 21st Sep 2017 08:34 pm
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  2. Wrench - adjustable spanner - SolidWorks Tutorial Video

    This SolidWorks Tutorial Video show you how to design, assemble all part of a Wrench and put them into a motion SEE TUTORIAL VIDEO:

    Started by rocket‎, 13th Sep 2017 03:55 am
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  3. Searching for tooling format for wire shaping and wire forming machinery.

    It seems that I am having poor luck in my search for technical information. The company I work for has recently bought out a defunct wire company and is looking to rejuvenate it. If anyone here...

    Started by sanchez‎, 5th Sep 2017 11:17 pm
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  4. Solidworks resources dissapearance

    I seem to have lost some of my Solidworks Resources window which is all the way to the right of the screen. Is there a way to retrieve it? I now want to learn how to utilize it when importing files...

    Started by reggy‎, 3rd Sep 2017 02:25 pm
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    5th Sep 2017 02:02 am Go to last post
  5. Quadro Justification???

    What exactly is Solidworks "rendering"? Is it just making your models look more realistic, or is there more to it? I am looking at getting another laptop soon. I want the GPU to be a Nvidia...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 3rd Sep 2017 04:09 am
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  6. How to Open .step file

    I have a client who is religious about using SolidWorks, but I only have AutoCAD 2014 available to me. They have submitted a file to me in the .step format. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 1st Sep 2017 08:56 pm
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    2nd Sep 2017 03:21 am Go to last post
  7. looking for another method of cleaning a file

    Hello All, I have problems sometimes with sketches having open sections, or shared points, in general, I would call the geometry unpure, and unsuitable for extrusion. I am wondering if there is a...

    Started by ezra‎, 30th Aug 2017 08:33 pm
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  8. Commercial Library of fasteners per standard/Spec available anywhere?

    Does anyone know of a commercially available ($$$.$$) library of fasteners per standard/Spec available anywhere? I know you can create them in SW with the library but my supervisor has taks me with...

    Started by ILoveMadoka‎, 17th Aug 2017 01:27 pm
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  9. Solidworks & MacBook Pro ???

    Does anyone use Solidworks on a MacBook Pro? If so, what are the specs on your Mac? Is there a certain MBP graphics card to look for? Any MBP graphics cards to avoid? It the Mac can handle...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 10th Aug 2017 05:31 am
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  10. "Funnel-like" Symbol Next To The Cursor

    I searched the forum, thinking that I had asked this question before, but I can not find it. Sometimes, a little icon appears next to my cursor. It looks like a little funnel. I have no idea as to...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 13th Jul 2017 07:09 am
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  11. In need of detailed spring step by step

    Hello everyone, I am trying to morph over from Turbocad to solidworks but I am not doeng very well. I need someone here to give me a detailled method to make a compression spring. I am a real...

    Started by ira‎, 26th Jul 2017 06:35 pm
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  12. Frequency simulation: applying roller fixture

    I am attempting to run a simulation that consists of the following: a heat exchanger mounted to a vibration test fixture, which is mounted by bolts to a flat vibration test stand. I applied...

    Started by triumphengr‎, 28th Aug 2017 03:01 pm
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  13. Require method to import sketch to planar face

    Good morning, I was given a raster sketch of a logo, (jpg), and I converted it to vector, (dxf) in software called Magic Tracer, then I touched it up where I had to, to make it appropriate to...

    Started by reggy‎, 23rd Aug 2017 02:48 pm
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  14. Creating A Flexible Hose ???

    How would you create a flexible hose? I don't mean that the hose has to be able to flex. I mean that it should resemble a hose. When I use the SWEEP command, the hose looks like piping, because...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 10th Aug 2017 05:15 am
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  15. scale feature in Solidworks

    I am having a problem with the Scale tool in Solidworks 2012, in the sense that I am unable to have the option to scale a model that I have created. The icon is not in the features bar, but when I...

    Started by reggy‎, 14th Apr 2017 05:14 pm
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    10th Aug 2017 08:42 am Go to last post
  16. In need of a model

    Hello, Would anyone on this site have or know where a Mexican Mayan Culture Calendar is that I could download? There are pictures on the net of a giant stone with the religous representations ...

    Started by rafaela‎, 7th Aug 2017 02:42 pm
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  17. Formatting the standard toolbox spur gear

    Does anyone know how to modify the standard spur gear that comes with Toolbox? I'd like to enter my own values for pressure angle, pitch, etc. but I'm not sure how to do that. Thanks! ...

    Started by Speaker‎, 27th May 2012 03:27 pm
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  18. No Twist Along Path option

    I tried using the twist along path method of spring creating and for some reason I do not get the Twist along Path Option in my parameters. These are the options I have. specify twist value...

    Started by gotchy‎, 2nd Aug 2017 01:40 pm
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  19. Magnetic Properties ??? Is it possible ?

    I'm working on a prototype that would (hopefully in reality) react a certain way when introduced to a magnetic field. Is it possible to make components of an assembly animate, imitating how...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 25th Jul 2017 07:32 am
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  20. New to Solidworks 2016

    In attempting to customize a toolbar by using the customize feature by right clicking the top bar I have ended up with more small icons than I need. Can someone tell me how to delete the ones I do...

    Started by gotchy‎, 21st Jul 2017 01:09 am
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  21. Nvidia GTX or Quadro? What do you use?

    So I have read up that Solidworks (and most other drafting software) is OpenGL and that the expensive as crap Nvidia Quadro is the only way to go. Does anyone here use a gaming pc with a GTX for...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 20th Jul 2017 11:09 pm
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  22. Price of Solidworks 2017

    Does anyone here know the approximate price of Solidworks 2017? Also, do all the addins have to be purchased , or can just the basic software be purchased. Thank you, Reginald Wheatman

    Started by reggy‎, 19th Jul 2017 04:26 pm
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  23. Possible to add smart features to a flexible assembly?

    I have a sub assembly for a pair of drawer slides (left and right since they are sold in pairs). The slides require holes to be put in both the drawer front and back of the box for fastening. I made...

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 28th Jun 2017 04:59 pm
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  24. Mating parts using dimension_sworks.2013

    Hello everyone, I'm using sworks.2013 After mating part.1 (cylindrical shell) & 2 (circular tube plate) together using concentric mate (kindly check the here attached screen shot) I'm trying to...

    Started by Shiko‎, 18th May 2017 01:49 am
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  25. Need help with this design! Please

    i have been at this design for a few days trying to figure out what I can do to make these clips stronger. As soon as I go to test fit them it just snaps the flips cause there is not enough...

    Started by Ghynes440‎, 25th May 2017 10:17 pm
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    8th Jun 2017 12:28 pm Go to last post

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