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  1. Problem with handles of a 3D spline

    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....

    Started by KarolR‎, 25th Sep 2012 11:10 am
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Sep 2012 04:23 pm Go to last post
  2. How to improve resolution on export to Word

    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...

    Started by KarolR‎, 24th Sep 2012 07:58 am
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Sep 2012 03:49 am Go to last post
  3. How to add a coincident constraint

    The circle isn't fully constrained. I want to add a coincident constraint in the center of the circle, with the end of the line, but when i select the point there isn't such a constraint available.

    Started by KarolR‎, 23rd Sep 2012 06:52 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Sep 2012 09:15 pm Go to last post
  4. Solidworks api saveas problem

    Hi, I have a macro that copy all sheet from a drawing and open new template and paste the sheets on. Then close old drawing and saveas the new one with the same name of the original one to overwrite...

    Started by PATPOWER‎, 18th Sep 2012 12:27 pm
    api
    • Replies: 0
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    18th Sep 2012 12:27 pm Go to last post
  5. Poll Poll: 7 Guides to help making springs.

    There seems to be alot of people asking about spring recently. This link doesn't provide a method to make them, only guide you in a better direction on what methods work best. ...

    Started by stevsmith‎, 13th Sep 2012 07:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Sep 2012 08:36 pm Go to last post
  6. Need Human Models for SolidWORKS

    Does any one know where to get "free" human erogonomic models for SolidWORKS. Perhaps and Man and a Woman. Similar types would be the Body Work - Human Engineering Model and the Pro/Engineer -...

    Started by dlockie‎, 4th Mar 2009 10:29 pm
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    • Replies: 15
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    14th Sep 2012 08:21 pm Go to last post
  7. Acad 2D drawing Import to Solidworks with units default to Millimeters

    Always been a problem for me. If you want the Import box to say mm instead of Inches in Solidworks. This is really strange: In Autocad type 'DDIM' (for the 'Dimension Style Manager') in the...

    Started by Grant‎, 13th Sep 2012 02:32 am
    autocad, import, solidworks, units
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Sep 2012 03:19 am Go to last post
  8. Spring Creation in SOlidworks

    Hi. I just wanna ask how to create this type of spring. The spring needs to be in very close revolutions and with some bend on the tip of it(i know the bend can be done thru "Fillet").Now the problem...

    Started by Rewind23‎, 9th Sep 2012 04:48 am
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Sep 2012 03:54 pm Go to last post
  9. How create AUTO MATE point in new part ?

    Simple, but stumping. I've created a generic "control knob" PART. I want to designate the hole where the knob fits onto the control shaft as a "concentric auto mate" (so, when the knob is...

    Started by MichaelBrenden‎, 4th Sep 2012 01:34 am
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Sep 2012 02:24 pm Go to last post
  10. How to change the "standard views" (change the "left" into the "front", for ex)

    Was wondering about this months ago, just stumbled across a video on it -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcwRGiBoX3U

    Started by MichaelBrenden‎, 5th Sep 2012 05:33 am
    • Replies: 0
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    5th Sep 2012 05:33 am Go to last post
  11. Orientation Problem in 'Make Assembly from Part"

    I am trying to make an assembly from two parts that were sketched in such a way that the orientations they were created in are not compatible, so I need to reorient one part during assembly, but...

    Started by jimemack‎, 29th Aug 2012 02:08 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    3rd Sep 2012 06:45 am Go to last post
  12. Placing Tapped Holes on a Curve Surface

    Hi! Its always nice to be here as you always learn new things from fellow CAD Tutor members. I have to admit my knowledge is SW is really beginner, been using the program for 1 month.To begin with,...

    Started by Rewind23‎, 27th Aug 2012 01:19 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    29th Aug 2012 11:00 pm Go to last post
  13. Solidworks Extrusions

    Forgive me, for I am new to Solidworks and, therefore, only have dumb questions at this time. Anyway, I am wondering why, when I extrude, 2D or 3D, I can't seem to do anything with the side of the...

    Started by jimemack‎, 27th Aug 2012 06:22 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    27th Aug 2012 06:45 pm Go to last post
  14. Help me with curve driven pattern

    I try to make a timing belt. It sounds easy, but the Curve Driven Pattern feature has its own mind. I have a Composite curve (the blue one) and a boss (green). The Curve driven pattern should...

    Started by fuccaro‎, 17th Aug 2012 02:44 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Aug 2012 06:49 am Go to last post
  15. SolidWorks 2012 Routing Issue

    Our IT dept just upgraded my Solidworks from 2009 Premium to 2012 Premium. I have been using the Routing add-in for the last 2 years, and have been doing alot of electrical cable routing in switch...

    Started by Scoobydoo‎, 16th Aug 2012 11:03 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    16th Aug 2012 11:03 pm Go to last post
  16. Help needed

    Hi, first of all. Have a small question for someone who knows Solid, how to "cut the lump" in assembly composed of 2 parts like on image. So, I need to smooth cylinder with eliptical cap shape....

    Started by the condition‎, 13th Aug 2012 05:51 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    15th Aug 2012 04:13 pm Go to last post
  17. Attempting to align parts of an assembly using a sketch.

    Hello, I've got a reasonably simple assembly consisting of three unique parts and I am trying to align a cut-extrude hole to the centre-line of the second part. Since a picture is worth a thousand...

    Started by MrMudd‎, 15th Aug 2012 03:03 am
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Aug 2012 05:22 am Go to last post
  18. Help with extruded cut in Solidworks!

    Im a newbie to Solidworks and is still learning... Im trying to do a model of a footpeg widener for my motorbike and having trouble to do an extruded cut for the pegs... What a want to achieve...

    Started by crazytok‎, 10th Aug 2012 04:51 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    12th Aug 2012 02:38 pm Go to last post
  19. HELP - Anamoly in Stress concentration

    I am joining two segments of a boom with a shank and ran the stress analysis on it. The shank diameter was the same as the hole in boom. I got the peak stress of 100 mil. Then I reduced the shank...

    Started by bloodlustdk‎, 2nd Aug 2012 08:50 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    5th Aug 2012 12:16 am Go to last post
  20. Annoyed, highly, again

    The thing I notice about SW is its infallible tendency to get itself so tied up in a knot that escape is totally impossible - I'm constantly battling SW to make it do something that seems so simple...

    Started by MichaelBrenden‎, 20th Jul 2012 01:47 am
    2d-3d tools, annoyed, dwg import
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,566
    2nd Aug 2012 01:17 am Go to last post
  21. Question Interested in SolidWorks, Need help, Thanks.

    I was wondering if anyone knew if you could get a 30 day trial, or a student version like you can with AutoDesk. If I do have to pay for the license how much would it be for a student and a full...

    Started by Print_Master‎, 19th Jul 2012 09:42 pm
    autocad, inventor, newbie, solidworks
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Jul 2012 11:26 pm Go to last post
  22. What to do after you create a bend table

    Hi guys So I am trying to setup a bend table to show material thickness, bend radii, and k-factor. I understand how to create it but how do I link it to my properties. I want to be able to...

    Started by JRJOHN‎, 17th Jul 2012 05:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Jul 2012 01:19 pm Go to last post
  23. Unhappy Mold Tooling Split Error: Cannot knit surfaces together

    I know this is an old problem, but I've tried multiple techniques posted around and have had no success. In SW, the parting lines message says the body is good for mold cavity, so I'm very confused....

    Started by cadista626‎, 18th Jul 2012 04:48 am
    knit surfaces together, mold, solidworks
    • Replies: 0
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    18th Jul 2012 04:48 am Go to last post
  24. Linking bounding box dimensions to properties

    I have been creating bounding boxes on our sheet metal part by flattening and unflattening the part. Then I place reference dimensions on the bounding box lines. When I open the custom properties I...

    Started by JRJOHN‎, 17th Jul 2012 05:11 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    17th Jul 2012 05:11 pm Go to last post
  25. Revolving a Parabola

    Hi I want to use the revolve feature to revolve a parabola, creating a nose cone type object. However it won't let me. I figured a parabola line, with a center line would work, but it says the...

    Started by thronedflame‎, 10th Jul 2012 07:48 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,795
    10th Jul 2012 10:54 pm Go to last post

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