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  1. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Jul 2017 08:04 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Jul 2017 08:01 pm Go to last post
  3. 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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    23rd Jul 2017 03:14 am Go to last post
  4. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Jul 2017 02:17 am Go to last post
  5. 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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    20th Jul 2017 03:55 am Go to last post
  6. "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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    19th Jul 2017 10:28 pm Go to last post
  7. 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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    29th Jun 2017 02:41 pm Go to last post
  8. 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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    8th Jun 2017 12:36 pm Go to last post
  9. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Jun 2017 12:28 pm Go to last post
  10. Need help in do meshing.

    I had tutorials before that mention the use of split lines in guiding proper meshing of solid parts in my subject Finite Element Analysis. For now, I know how to apply mesh and apply mesh control as...

    Started by gabrielhii1995‎, 14th May 2017 09:36 am
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    16th May 2017 02:55 am Go to last post
  11. how to project a curve on the other

    hi every body im totally beginner to solid work at first i must say that may problem wont solve by projection feature in solid-work as you can see in the picture witch i attached i have a curve...

    Started by poorya‎, 15th Apr 2017 01:25 pm
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    18th Apr 2017 02:10 pm Go to last post
  12. 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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    15th Apr 2017 02:14 am Go to last post
  13. Technique used to edit Solidworks Fonts in the Text mode?

    I'm fairly sure that we all have experienced problems extruding some of the fonts that are native to Solidworks while in the text mode. Of course it depends how close we space lettering, the point...

    Started by chubarka‎, 8th Apr 2017 11:43 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Apr 2017 04:02 pm Go to last post
  14. perfect aligning

    I'm new to Solidoworks and I have a problem. I need to perfect aling two objects and i've tried the 'mate' function in assembly, or to build the second object directly on the first, but nothing seems...

    Started by Svetlana‎, 5th Apr 2017 12:05 pm
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    5th Apr 2017 01:41 pm Go to last post
  15. Hole Wizard

    Hello, I am new to solid works and I am having trouble with a hole wizard part. Any help will be appreciated. I will attach a image of what I'm having trouble with, I cant get the dimensions I...

    Started by gigi‎, 24th Mar 2017 06:17 pm
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    29th Mar 2017 04:21 am Go to last post
  16. How to create a pattern of extruded sheet (bulkhead) that fit in a varying shell?

    I want to create a series of bulkheads or diaphragms inside a non uniform cross sectional shell. I design a leg of a RTG (rubber tired gantry), this leg has a non uniform cross section (in x...

    Started by dimasmr21‎, 12th Mar 2017 12:51 pm
    solidwork, vary sketch
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    26th Mar 2017 03:17 am Go to last post
  17. Novice in need of help

    I am using solidworks 2010 at home and I am fairly used to where everything is located. I have just recently changed jobs and the c ompany I work for uses version 2015, and I of course need to learn...

    Started by reggy‎, 25th Mar 2017 07:15 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Mar 2017 03:08 am Go to last post
  18. Free Solidworks Lessons from my old site

    In addition to my Solidbox.tv site i also have a site that I started back in 2011 with a bunch of info. Unfortunately there were some issues and i lost the domain name earlier in the year. Since I...

    Started by shift1313‎, 17th Jun 2016 04:17 am
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Mar 2017 10:28 am Go to last post
  19. Loft around a helix + circular pattern feature

    Hello! I'm trying to make a model of a spinning top shown in the attached image, and I'm having trouble doing it, even though I think I know what each individual step should be. I've made a...

    Started by asptamer‎, 5th Mar 2017 07:33 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Mar 2017 10:43 pm Go to last post
  20. Mini CNC Milling Machine

    I am looking to build a mini CNC mill and has been looking in CNC zone forums from long time. They have given some suggestions, but still want some machining feedback. There are so many files on the...

    Started by endlasuresh‎, 1st Mar 2017 06:08 am
    cad, cnc mill
    • Replies: 4
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    6th Mar 2017 06:41 pm Go to last post
  21. Solidworks : How to Draft a L shape groove

    Hello, I'm facing an issue with the Draft feature in solidworks. Probably because I don't practice so much on this soft. I do have a L that need to get a 5° angle draft to let the die get in and...

    Started by fraggle‎, 18th Feb 2017 01:40 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    3rd Mar 2017 07:09 pm Go to last post
  22. Camworks Instruction

    Would anyone here know if Camworks is offered as a course in any of the CNC programs in any of the Colleges or Universities in the New England area? Chubarka

    Started by chubarka‎, 20th Feb 2017 05:42 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Feb 2017 04:26 am Go to last post
  23. Smart Chair on SolidWorks

    This video shows how to design a Smart Chair on SolidWorks. Video at here: https://youtu.be/Wo5eW3TjUl0

    Started by rocket‎, 10th Feb 2017 04:43 pm
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    10th Feb 2017 04:43 pm Go to last post
  24. Linking sketch lines with a note

    My question: Is there a way to link or associate sketch objects with a note object so that when the note is moved the sketch objects move with it? I don't think inserting an empty view and...

    Started by Belgarion115‎, 23rd May 2016 06:57 pm
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    1st Feb 2017 05:23 pm Go to last post
  25. Problem with video card on Solidworks 2017

    Have this strange problem with video card in Solidworks 2017 on Windows 10. As you can see it on video that I made it, it's like the video card is lagging. It's not certified video card for...

    Started by xyz‎, 15th Jan 2017 02:23 pm
    2017, card, solidworks, video
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,588
    21st Jan 2017 09:01 am Go to last post

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