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  1. Large Radius dimensions in Drawings

    Hello; quick question that I hope is not too simple. If I have a part with a large radius on it, when I dimension the curve, the centerline is off the sheet and looks amateurish. Would there be a...

    Started by BikeGuy‎, 10th Dec 2013 08:47 pm
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    11th Dec 2013 05:44 pm Go to last post
  2. Cutting out thick surface from a body

    Hi all, first post here ! Sorry if I'm using the wrong terms, but I made a picture of what I'm trying to do: I have a body, and I'd like to "peel" some of it for a given thickness. I could...

    Started by trth‎, 6th Dec 2013 05:09 pm
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    9th Dec 2013 09:37 pm Go to last post
  3. Solidworks Sweep boss/base problem

    Hi all, ive run into a problem in solidworks.. im trying to create a half circle using sweep boss/base but i cannot get the ending end of the sweep to finish straight it always finishes on an...

    Started by jeffunik72‎, 7th Dec 2013 06:51 pm
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    9th Dec 2013 05:08 pm Go to last post
  4. changing units format in drawing sheets

    Hello; this seems like it would be simple, but ironically I'm having no success finding an answer. How does one change a drawing from displaying dimensions in metric to imperial? I can...

    Started by BikeGuy‎, 5th Dec 2013 07:15 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Dec 2013 09:08 pm Go to last post
  5. cut extrude error

    Hello; Can someone tell me where the error is on this cut extrude? I had trouble with this part and had to draw the 'C' shaped part on the other side. When I drew a rectangle to cut extrude it...

    Started by BikeGuy‎, 12th Nov 2013 04:46 am
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    5th Dec 2013 07:13 pm Go to last post
  6. Parts with keyed notches - mates and constraints

    First post, hopefully I've not jumped in too quickly. I looked through the archives first. Intro I have some metal parts that fit together simply with a keyed notch in each part, held in place...

    Started by phaset‎, 25th Nov 2013 10:21 pm
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    26th Nov 2013 03:47 pm Go to last post
  7. SW Macro - How to reference $PRPSHEET info in VB??

    Hello All, I am writing this macro to help handle our drawing releases throughout the company I work for. We have issues with Solidworks assemblies (and the occasional drawing) not being the most...

    Started by A_Reed‎, 20th Nov 2013 01:45 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Nov 2013 12:06 pm Go to last post
  8. Need some idea about how to do a plastic part in solidworks

    I am doing a plastic part in solidworks 2012. I am confused about where to start and how to start with it. I want anyone who has got some experience to give some hint about how can i make a move. I...

    Started by sukhbirsingh91‎, 21st Nov 2013 12:19 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Nov 2013 02:38 pm Go to last post
  9. Having trouble with features in Assembly Mode

    I'm trying to build something strait from a new assembly. When I start a fresh part and create a sketch none of the features are available except for "reference geometry", "curves" and "instant 3D"....

    Started by Optiq‎, 15th Nov 2013 07:08 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Nov 2013 01:32 pm Go to last post
  10. Unhappy how to draw fast and loose pulley

    how to draw fast and loose pulley in solidworks 2010 plz help:(

    Started by pijush‎, 28th Oct 2013 03:38 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Nov 2013 02:19 pm Go to last post
  11. troubleshooting error message

    Hello; I'm hoping to use this thread as a learning tool. I have often decided to delete and redraw sketches when there's an error msg in order to not spend lots of time troubleshooting. But this...

    Started by BikeGuy‎, 3rd Sep 2013 04:55 pm
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    12th Nov 2013 04:31 am Go to last post
  12. Unhappy FLex tool!

    I would like to bend something flat using the flex tool. With the help of tutorials, I have already been able to bend one of the angles(angle a at 90°) but then I cant bend the others because the...

    Started by carlaa‎, 1st Nov 2013 09:29 am
    • Replies: 4
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    6th Nov 2013 05:03 pm Go to last post
  13. Error "Cannot Knit Sheets Together"

    Hi I have this error that is stumping me from completing an assignment.. When it comes to solidworks I'm not to much of a newbie but when it comes to creating molds for plastic injection parts...

    Started by ScottUrban‎, 25th Oct 2013 12:06 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    29th Oct 2013 03:33 pm Go to last post
  14. Model export Issues

    G'Day all I am an aspiring inventor and are trying to have my first prototype of my first design made but I'm running into problems. Different companies are wanting specific files types for the...

    Started by BenamiArk‎, 14th Oct 2013 09:45 pm
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    22nd Oct 2013 03:19 am Go to last post
  15. Need some files converted - .easm files to Revit and/or AutoCAD

    Hey all, At work, I've been asked to find a way to convert 3 files from solidworks (.easm) to either a Revit file or DWG. File. To view these files we've used a free Solidworks viewer. We...

    Started by PotGuy‎, 7th Oct 2013 11:20 am
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    14th Oct 2013 01:51 pm Go to last post
  16. SolidWorks API - Copy part name text

    Hello, I am fairly new to SolidWorks and even newer to scripting. Our design department recently came to me wondering if there was a way to create a macro that when they selected a part in the...

    Started by hayyagahoy‎, 26th Sep 2013 08:44 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    4th Oct 2013 05:54 pm Go to last post
  17. Revolve issue

    I'm new to solidworks and have been helping a cousin of mine who is studying MECHANICAL ENG. We are trying to design the attached part in solidworks but are not getting it right. Aproach used:...

    Started by wnguza‎, 27th Aug 2013 06:36 pm
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    13th Sep 2013 03:46 am Go to last post
  18. trouble with Angle Mate

    Hello; I'm interested to learn more about developing assemblies and how they connect. I am enclosing a study model which I am working to create an angle mate so that there is no interference...

    Started by BikeGuy‎, 31st Jul 2013 03:58 pm
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    3rd Sep 2013 04:52 pm Go to last post
  19. Looking for help with Loft cut

    Hello; I have an unusual difficulty to ask help with. I've got a tube which is connected to another tube at an angle and I have to show the tube cut to fit. The ellipse is the shape that I need to...

    Started by BikeGuy‎, 28th Aug 2013 05:45 pm
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    3rd Sep 2013 04:45 pm Go to last post
  20. Flow Simulation

    Hello All, I'm back with more question(s). I just started to learn Flow Simulation. I been viewing many videos on this topic and have almost completed by first project, however. "That's Why I'm...

    Started by svrkjg‎, 30th Aug 2013 09:44 pm
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  21. .easm to .DXF Convert

    I have a .easm file which I view in eDrawings but I would like to get a DXF file of it and was wondering if I could convert somehow.

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 22nd Aug 2013 09:12 am
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    24th Aug 2013 10:55 am Go to last post
  22. Revolve following path

    Hi all, I am new here and also new to Solidworks. I come across a problem I can not resolve. I want to make a solid like a cone, but the base doesn't have to be a circle but an elipse. How can I...

    Started by Superfly‎, 21st Aug 2013 09:14 am
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    21st Aug 2013 09:53 pm Go to last post
  23. Changing Datum to make a toolpath.

    Hello I am a machinist new to CAD design. I am receiving files from my customers in IGES mainly. I am opening them in Surfcam but having a problem where Z axis is located. I can...

    Started by ken7491‎, 20th Aug 2013 07:42 pm
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  24. Showing extrusion length in BOM

    I wonder if there has been any updated advancements in automatic properties for part dimensions in BOM. There was a thread on this sometime back...

    Started by BikeGuy‎, 19th Aug 2013 01:01 am
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    19th Aug 2013 01:01 am Go to last post
  25. Exporting part to DXF file for CNC machining?

    Hello, I'm very new to the 3D CAD world and am having a bit of troubles with something. My favorite hobby is Car Audio, and in particular I enjoy building custom subwoofers. It has now progressed...

    Started by jc_smith‎, 16th Aug 2013 04:45 am
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    16th Aug 2013 04:45 am Go to last post

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