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I'm working on Level winder Project...Which software is easy to show the animation of cable or wire winding on a reeling drum (Inventor/Solid works/Pro Mechanism) Can anyone suggest a...
Hello, I've been using SolidWorks for a few months & it's really a very good package.I am an undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering.I want to know where can I get practice...
I exported a part from Inventor as extension x_b, but when i try to open it in Solidworks it says it can't because it contains other things than solids.
Can you look and say what do i have to do in...
I'm looking to purchase a dvd training series for solidworks.
Wondering if anyone can could recommend one over the other?
Here is what I have found available:
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I have a macro that I use to generate a pdf of an open drawing. My drawing
filename is simply the part...
I mirrored both parts around plane 1.
Part 1, the plate at the bottom, mirrored o.k., but the beam with holes, apart from being mirrored, has also turned upside down. look at the 4 close holes at...
I made some weld beads in an assembly and they became, i don't know how, external part files.
Can i convert them to internal, virtual prats?
And where is the choice which kind do i want?
I copied a part in an assembly and made modification to the new copied part, but the changes propagated also to the original part. how to avoid this? can this connection be cut?
I'm using SolidWorks 2012 and when I'm trying to sketch the basic spline, the Spline Points feature is innactive. So, basically, I cannot draw it in the way I need to.
Screenshot is attached....
I insert a countersunk bolt from the toolbox.
I made holes with 45 degree chamfer, but when i try to impose a coincident constraint between the chamfer and the conic face of the bolt-no.
I made a new part in an assembly.
I moved the pointer to the graphics area and pressed somewhere.
I made the part, now i cannot move it since it's fixed. there is the (f) writing in front of it's...
In an assembly i made a sketch with points.
Now i activated the hole wizard, but cannot select these points.
I can't dimension, during hole creation and even later, the hole to anything.
Part's rear has hundreds of holes in dozens of clusters, each with different dimensions.
I'd like to place four of the same BACK VIEW onto four different SHEETS, and focus on different sets of...
i solved the problem, please, someone tell me how to delete the thread!
I want to move a fully constrained part in an assembly.
I have imposed mates.
I want to work on it, how to move it and then to place it, automatically, back to it's place?
In Inventor the move...
I have a long spline, and i try to make a circle coincident at one point, at the beginning, but when i add a tangent relation it selects an other point.
I projected a spiral onto a plane, and there are many redundant segments.
I drew another line, with coincident constraints to a part of this huge spline and tried to trim the rest of the spline, but...
Sketch 12 is fully defined. i cannot add coincident endpoints.
I try to cut extrude it, but it says the contour isn't closed.
i don't know how to erase this thread.
Can someone show me how?
For example i want to extrude a hole from the surface of a cylinder towards the center, but i want that the walls will be in the radial direction.
So far i extruded from a flat plane.
I made the spiral and barrel, now i hide the spiral but i don't see the cuts in the cylinder.
I want to make a round thread with the spiral, i wanted it to remove material from the inner cylinder,...
How can i draw lines on a cylinder, without projecting?
When i start a 3D sketch, it sketches on XY, or YZ or XZ planes only.
When i select the 3D Sketch and point at the cylinder, nothing happens,...
I want to import a sketch from another part file, but it seems i can import only features or surfaces
I made one turn of a spring, but when i watch from above, the end surface isn't vertical, like the beginning surface.
I tried to add Along Z axis constraint to the end handle, but didn't succeed....
I save an assembly in JPG format and then insert it into Word, but it is inserted in a medium size, and when i increase the size of the picture i loose resolution.
How can increase the size in...
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