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  1. Mating a sphere to a helix spiral?

    Hey everyone, quick question. Im trying to create a system that will carry a ball up by spinning one rod with a spiral on it. In addition there are 2 other free spinning rods to form a triangle...

    Started by FRCmember‎, 8th Jan 2012 04:18 am
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    12th Jan 2012 02:18 pm Go to last post
  2. Anyone here good with API programming?

    I'm struggling with this whole "sheet index" thing and it doesn't look like SW will be able to do it unless I have a macro written for it. However, I suck at writing macros. If anyone's willing to...

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 6th Jan 2012 12:49 am
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Jan 2012 08:40 pm Go to last post
  3. Changing the Grain direction in wood finished surfaces??? Can it be done??

    Hey Guys, I am working on a Galley interior for an aircraft and when displaying the Grain direction Solidworks seems to always choose the direction 'Automatically' and it isnt necessarily always...

    Started by rhader‎, 10th Jan 2012 08:10 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Jan 2012 08:36 pm Go to last post
  4. HELP - Modelling a Pushchair in SolidWorks

    Hi CADTutor. I am new to this forum. I need some help on a project i'm currently trying to do and I have no idea where to begin. I am hoping some kind soul out there will show me the way.. I am...

    Started by Raz‎, 24th Dec 2011 10:37 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Jan 2012 11:33 pm Go to last post
  5. Need HELP with large curve

    I am trying to model a railway tunnel. But I am not happy with the result because when it comes to large swept boss feature, it just does not appear to be smooth. You could see it from the...

    Started by komengsky‎, 23rd Dec 2011 05:11 am
    • Replies: 3
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    4th Jan 2012 11:28 pm Go to last post
  6. first help

    Hi to all I want add a menu to solid works software. Can you please help me and tell me with what software and how can i write a program that when i install the program, it add a menu to...

    Started by sml2010‎, 4th Jan 2012 02:15 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  7. Sheet Index Table

    Is there a way to populate a table for a sheet index that would include the tab name and the sheet description all while keep the sheets in the same order that they appear in the feature manager...

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 17th Jun 2011 04:53 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    31st Dec 2011 02:12 am Go to last post
  8. Solidworks Basic Sketch Misalignment Issue

    Hi, Sorry this is a really basic issue. Maybe due to graphics setup. But I am struggling to find a solution. When drawing circles everything looks good initially. But when zoomed in the...

    Started by cecilone‎, 23rd Dec 2011 03:43 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    27th Dec 2011 08:29 pm Go to last post
  9. Looking for a new printer - advice

    Hi Guys i am looking for a new printer to print off my rendered images. Ideally a3 in size. I will be using keyshot and photoworks 360 for our renders. Any suggestions???

    Started by rdharvey‎, 22nd Dec 2011 10:20 am
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Dec 2011 02:38 pm Go to last post
  10. Creating parts from scratch inside an assembly instead of importing parts?...

    Is there any possibility?... I've been searching alot this thing and didn't found anything at all. EDIT: Actually, someone please delete this. I am stupid.

    Started by Deformat‎, 19th Dec 2011 08:55 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Dec 2011 05:09 pm Go to last post
  11. Wink Toolbox - Changing values

    Hi Guys... I would like to know if is it possible to change or add a configuration of the SoliWorks Toolbox. For example if I set a Socket Head Cap Screw M4 in de Design Library and I need a...

    Started by ctapia1311‎, 9th Dec 2011 03:53 am
    changing values, toolbox
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    14th Dec 2011 05:14 pm Go to last post
  12. Add texture to some feature of part

    Hi. I'm a new to 2011 solid works. Before, when I used to change the texture I could directly change it along with viewing of textures. But in new Version just shows me the color.For example when I...

    Started by marzie‎, 7th Dec 2011 02:07 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Dec 2011 05:19 pm Go to last post
  13. how do I put a section view onto a different page than the primary view??

    to clarify - I have a primary view that I need to take multiple section views of. for instance 'section A-A' thru 'section H-H'........... Too many views for the same page and would be nice...

    Started by rhader‎, 4th Dec 2011 05:26 am
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    5th Dec 2011 07:17 pm Go to last post
  14. friction

    I'm working at the moment on a project and for it I need to take into consideration the froction between a pendulum and oil (the pendulum will be in oil). I'm using meca3D to simulate the oscillation...

    Started by jverre‎, 12th Nov 2011 10:22 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    4th Dec 2011 11:32 pm Go to last post
  15. Creating a custom drawing sheet template

    Can anybody tell me how to create a drawing sheet format to my company's standard. Solidworks has a help file on it, but it doesn't make any sense to me! Ideally if I could save an AutoCAD drawing as...

    Started by Maxelkat‎, 30th Nov 2011 05:16 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    1st Dec 2011 12:21 pm Go to last post
  16. Equation to fix/unfix the position of a piece

    Hello I need to disable or enable the dragging of a body depending on a certain condition, such as the position of another body or the value of an equation. How can I get it?, Maybe linking...

    Started by skan‎, 25th Nov 2011 05:10 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    30th Nov 2011 08:29 pm Go to last post
  17. rev clouds?

    Several co-workers are saying utilizing rev clouds in SolidWorks is not as easy as it is in AutoCAD. Is there a preferred method drawing revision clouds in SolidWorks?

    Started by RocketSurgeon‎, 18th Nov 2011 08:08 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Nov 2011 05:15 pm Go to last post
  18. Multiple loads on Solidworks non linear dynamic simulation

    Hi, I am loading a shell with a time varying pressure load in Solidworks non linear dynamic simulation. I am getting fine results when comparing those to an analytical calc. In addition to the time...

    Started by morelg‎, 19th Nov 2011 07:19 am
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Nov 2011 02:10 pm Go to last post
  19. tread patterning

    I made a tyre and want to pattern it. I am using revolve round boss/base but this is not allowing me to draw on the tyre. I am attaching the file so let me know where to start the sketch on this...

    Started by endlasuresh‎, 7th Oct 2011 06:59 pm
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  20. I think we're making this harder than it needs to be.

    I'm trying to build a cabinet that has 7 different configurations. The only thing that really changes in each configuration is the size of the cabinet (height, width, depth). One of the CAD users,...

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 16th Nov 2011 09:56 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Nov 2011 05:16 pm Go to last post
  21. configuration manager vs smart components?

    What's the differnece between configuration manager and smart components? When should I use each of them?

    Started by skan‎, 7th Nov 2011 07:44 pm
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    14th Nov 2011 08:09 pm Go to last post
  22. mating a cylinder and a sphere?

    Hello I'm learning Solidworks. I have two extruded bodies, a cylinder and an sphere. I'm trying to apply a mate in order to avoid that they could penetrate each other. I've tried to get it by...

    Started by skan‎, 10th Nov 2011 02:22 am
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Nov 2011 06:43 pm Go to last post
  23. Smile New to solidworks and need some advice

    Hi, I am currently working at a company that has solidworks and have been asked to produce a 3d drawing of a new product they wish to have created, this product is a suet feeder for birds. I haven't...

    Started by stevecrofts‎, 13th Oct 2011 11:27 am
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    3rd Nov 2011 11:10 am Go to last post
  24. photoview 360 rendering issues

    I am using solidworks 2011 and when creating a preview of the final render of a scene set up looking through a camera i am faced with a preview window which looks as if it has took a render of a wall...

    Started by chapperz‎, 1st Nov 2011 03:46 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Nov 2011 02:09 pm Go to last post
  25. Projected view from a section view

    I am trying to do a projected view from a section I have taken. The reason I am doing this is I need to show the detail of a plate which is above the plates I am detailing in the first section....

    Started by Goomba‎, 27th Oct 2011 03:41 am
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Oct 2011 01:28 pm Go to last post

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