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  1. Extruding in an added plane?

    Hi everyone, I'm new to SolidWorks and have basically taught myself everything thus far. I'm drawing a bioreactor for the lab I work in at school and I'm stuck on one part. Im sorry if this is...

    Started by bbulka‎, 8th Apr 2012 03:23 am
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    10th Apr 2012 12:57 am Go to last post
  2. How to link to a global variable?

    Please help me out, my friends. I defined some global variables ad I linked sketch dimensions to them. I used two sketches for a sweep feature and it works well; I can change the shape by changing...

    Started by fuccaro‎, 3rd Apr 2012 11:27 am
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    5th Apr 2012 07:52 am Go to last post
  3. New Book Solidworks 2011 Part 1 - Basic Tools

    Awesome! My new book arrived. I started reading this other book that is great, but way to basic. It was easy to read, and follow along, but the instructions assumed you had totally forgotten what...

    Started by PixelBender‎, 14th Feb 2012 01:54 am
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Apr 2012 03:12 am Go to last post
  4. Sketch Equations (sorry another n00b question)

    I swear in Solidworks 2011 I could drop down on the dimension box and click add equation and then click on another dimension in the sketch and create an equation using it? Now it is no longer...

    Started by Goomba‎, 29th Mar 2012 04:06 am
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    30th Mar 2012 06:03 pm Go to last post
  5. Dynamic Input Dimensions when sketching

    I am 99% sure when our solidworks provider came in to do the 'whats new' presentation I asked about inputting dimensions while you sketch rather than sketch and then dimension and he showed me SW...

    Started by Goomba‎, 20th Mar 2012 07:51 am
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    30th Mar 2012 03:34 am Go to last post
  6. Reading Dimensions on drawings

    Hi, i am very new at cad systems and will shortly be going on a training course. I am needeing help w.r.t. reading of the dimensions on a drawing that has been brought in from autocad to solidworks....

    Started by Ally D‎, 28th Mar 2012 08:34 am
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Mar 2012 10:00 am Go to last post
  7. add 300 mm of material around a body

    Hi! I am new to Solidworks and normally works in ProE, but an subcontractor has done some models in Solidworks and the surface gets error when importing to ProE. So now I try to solve a problem in...

    Started by Karltom‎, 26th Mar 2012 02:37 pm
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    28th Mar 2012 07:37 am Go to last post
  8. Question How to extrude and surface 3D sketch?

    Hi everyone, long time lurker, 1st time poster here. I'm trying to extrude a 3D sketch and also make it a surface so it will be a curved Cap for a Tank. Whenever I try to extrude the 3D sketch...

    Started by TigWelder‎, 12th May 2010 03:26 pm
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    27th Mar 2012 07:07 pm Go to last post
  9. SW resource

    Guys, for the last year or so i have been making videos for a VAR called MLC. Their site has hundreds of videos for SW and also mastercam. We have a lot of cool/good info on there. I personally...

    Started by shift1313‎, 23rd Mar 2012 12:20 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    23rd Mar 2012 12:20 pm Go to last post
  10. how to rotate part

    Hi, i am very new to using solid works and this is the first peice of cad software i have used. i have only been using it for a couple of days.I have drawn a part but some how i have rotated it and...

    Started by djstar‎, 15th Mar 2012 09:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Mar 2012 08:08 pm Go to last post
  11. dimension to an intersection

    How do you dimension to and intersection in a dwg? In inventor you can right click and select intersection. sw doesnt seem to have this option. and it has a rather long winded way of doing it. i...

    Started by stevsmith‎, 14th Mar 2012 10:29 pm
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    16th Mar 2012 08:49 pm Go to last post
  12. Unhappy How to make Zipper?

    Is anyone know how to make Zipper style(in Solidworks) for a BAG that is going to go straight then to curving at 90 degree? Any sample you had? Thanks in advanced.

    Started by lulumara‎, 11th Mar 2012 08:47 pm
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    zipper in solidworks
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    16th Mar 2012 04:16 am Go to last post
  13. help request fillet on wheel

    find link to rar file with jpeg and sw sldprt please see the jpg and the area shown in red , this fillet is causing me headaches can anyone suggest how to achieve it . done in sw 2012...

    Started by cncbasher‎, 15th Mar 2012 10:03 am
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    15th Mar 2012 08:47 pm Go to last post
  14. Read Only Dims

    I don't know why all the pieces in one of my assemblies now show me the read only dim warning. I need to set new equations but this wont let me do anything to the dimensions. Can anyone help?

    Started by andresperezcera‎, 13th Mar 2012 05:57 pm
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    15th Mar 2012 07:18 pm Go to last post
  15. XML Tables in SolidWorks

    I would like to create an XML table to use for the various cable/conductor/wire sizes that we use. However, I am not sure on what the from/to reference should be as it depends on what I am using the...

    Started by Scoobydoo‎, 13th Mar 2012 06:15 pm
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    13th Mar 2012 08:08 pm Go to last post
  16. Configuring features

    I was wondering if there was a way to have two different configurations, where they both have the same boss/extrude, but in one you set it to merge & the other to not merge??

    Started by Browny_76‎, 6th Mar 2012 08:28 am
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    9th Mar 2012 12:16 am Go to last post
  17. Free Solidworks tutorials download

    Update (Oct 2010) i have quitted the job in the university. All links under (http://myweb.polyu.edu.hk/~mmdsham) are invalid. Please don't email to my university's account. Thanks for your reading....

    Started by Dicksham‎, 23rd Feb 2008 06:54 pm
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    4th Mar 2012 05:43 am Go to last post
  18. Solid works beginner question. how to change colors in drafting mode.

    Hi all, I am usually on autocad, but now tackling Solidworks. I cannot find a way to change the colors of different elements in the drafting mode. Geometry is black, but any additional element...

    Started by mattloops‎, 27th Feb 2012 06:36 pm
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    28th Feb 2012 02:03 pm Go to last post
  19. Help convert SLDPRT to Autocad .dwg

    Hi, I only have Autocad available here & could use help to convert a SLDPRT file to a .dwg file. I've tried importing the SLDPRT file all different ways in Autocad with no luck. From what I've...

    Started by nar456‎, 16th Feb 2012 04:00 am
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    28th Feb 2012 09:00 am Go to last post
  20. A Performance Comparison of Solidworks on Windows Vista with Solidworks on Vindows 7

    Hello! Please write your observations of the performance of Solidworks for various operating systems. If you already have such tests, give the link. My test results below: Testing the...

    Started by Designmaster‎, 21st Feb 2012 05:47 pm
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    23rd Feb 2012 08:44 pm Go to last post
  21. Unhappy Scan to 3D - Point cloud to surface to solid major problem

    Hi. I am a student at Melbourne Uni currently taking a project in the modelling of complex 3d structures such as bones. I have usex a 3d scaner to create a point cloud for a number of bones...

    Started by EdClay99‎, 20th Feb 2012 07:34 am
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    22nd Feb 2012 03:02 pm Go to last post
  22. Sheet Metal - I don't get it :-(

    Hi, i made a Lowboard for the living room (Multibody Part). I made the front with arcs and thin extrude: That gives me one Solid Body:

    Started by Paradise‎, 17th Feb 2012 02:27 am
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    17th Feb 2012 05:48 pm Go to last post
  23. Help: Extrude cut using a circle with offset end points

    Howdy every one, Hope everyone had a great week. Thanks to those who helped me with my last task. This task is a little different. I hope someones game, if so, thanks for the help in advance. I...

    Started by PixelBender‎, 4th Feb 2012 07:44 am
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    8th Feb 2012 01:14 pm Go to last post
  24. Unhappy Solidworks Assignment - Missing Instructions. Need help

    Solidworks Assignment - Missing Instructions. Need help Hi there, I've been stumped on this problem for the last couple days. It seem that what the book does is leave a little for you to figure...

    Started by PixelBender‎, 24th Jan 2012 09:50 am
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    4th Feb 2012 07:49 am Go to last post
  25. Scaling a sketch to different X & Y ratios

    Can SW scale a *sketch* differently in X & Y like can be done with blocks in AutoCAD, etc. I can work around by converting a closed sketch to a surface and then scaling but it's a PITA. Sort of...

    Started by sigmatero‎, 17th Jan 2012 04:46 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Jan 2012 01:24 am Go to last post

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