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  1. 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
  2. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    13th Sep 2013 03:46 am Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd Sep 2013 04:52 pm Go to last post
  4. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd Sep 2013 04:45 pm Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. .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
    • Replies: 2
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    24th Aug 2013 10:55 am Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Smart Notes

    Hello; is anyone familiar with a source on Smart Notes? I've learned how to put them into drawings and drawing templates. But I would like to learn more about customizing them. Specifically I...

    Started by BikeGuy‎, 10th Aug 2013 11:49 pm
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  12. inserting fractional dimensions

    Hello; I'm new to learning Solidworks and after spending time with Inventor, it's still a big learning curve. Unfortunately I'm stuck here in North America and struggling to input fractional...

    Started by BikeGuy‎, 25th Jul 2013 08:21 pm
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    10th Aug 2013 06:54 pm Go to last post
  13. Customizing Section Line in Drawings

    My workplace is 50/50 SW/ACAD and we are looking at how to make our output from both look as similar as possible. Does anyone know if you can somehow replace the standard section lines in...

    Started by Goomba‎, 5th Aug 2013 08:06 am
    custom, drawing, section, solidworks
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  14. Seeing geometry below when in shaded with edges mode

    When I am in shaded with edges mode sometimes I can see the geometry below the 'top' part. For example I have a work bench with a 26ga galvanized top on it. I can see the joints in the plywood...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 23rd Jul 2013 03:59 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    23rd Jul 2013 08:48 pm Go to last post
  15. Screw Hole Threads

    Hello All, I'm very very new to solidworks. I have version 2013 Premium 64bit SP3. I'm in the process of going through some training using some videos I downloaded from the net. I draw very...

    Started by svrkjg‎, 23rd Jul 2013 04:15 am
    • Replies: 5
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    23rd Jul 2013 04:56 pm Go to last post
  16. Modeling a Helmet using Fully-Defined Lofted Surfaces

    I am taking an old project out of 3D Studio, and using 3d poly curves as reference lines to draw new splines. To maintain that my new splines stay Fully Defined in SolidWorks, I need to sketch...

    Started by Uriah509‎, 23rd Apr 2010 10:40 pm
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    21st Jul 2013 07:57 am Go to last post
  17. What Is An Ordinate Dimension?

    What is an ordinate dimension?

    Started by automaticad‎, 7th Jul 2013 11:38 am
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    20th Jul 2013 03:11 pm Go to last post
  18. Content Center Files Location ???

    In INVENTOR, the files were called the Content Center files. For SOLIDWORKS, I have no idea what they would be called, or where they would be located. We have recently moved over from INVENTOR...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 11th Jul 2013 10:45 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Jul 2013 08:02 pm Go to last post
  19. How to easily input NACA 0012 airfoil coordinates into Solidworks?

    I am fairly new too Solidworks and I have been heavily searching online how to figure out how to import NACA 0012 airfoil coordinates (coordinates in general) into Solidworks, so I can develop a...

    Started by lrobert4‎, 21st Jul 2011 10:42 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Jul 2013 06:44 pm Go to last post
  20. surface intesect sketch help?

    hi im trying to make some ribs for a plane wing. im having problems with just one of the ribs. ive got a plane then doing surface intersect. for some reason on this plane it isnt drawing the sketch...

    Started by homer93‎, 23rd Jun 2013 01:57 pm
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    25th Jun 2013 06:36 am Go to last post
  21. Swept features in an assembly

    I am trying to run a gas line through a floor using a sweep. What I would like to do would be to use the same path for both the cut and the boss. Is this possible? I can do the swept cut easily...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 14th Jun 2013 05:44 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Jun 2013 03:51 pm Go to last post
  22. Recommendations for Solidworks Tutorials

    Can anyone recommend a site that has good solidworks tutorials? We are moving over to this software and I wanted to get a little familiar with it before I go on training. I do have a pro/e...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 8th Apr 2013 05:27 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    9th Jun 2013 06:22 pm Go to last post
  23. Motion of Hinge Subassembly in overall assembly

    Hi all, I am relatively new to solidworks and i have drawn a hinge subassembly and brought it into an overall assembly. The problem is that in the subassembly the hinge pivots but in the overall...

    Started by Browny_76‎, 6th Jul 2011 12:17 am
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Jun 2013 09:54 pm Go to last post
  24. curving a taper? magneto bucket.

    Hi all, here is my dilemma, Ive been working on the magneto bucket from first class and its been a good little piece for practicing surfaces and other features. now the problem Ive come to is that...

    Started by digger2307‎, 27th May 2013 07:27 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    28th May 2013 02:57 pm Go to last post
  25. Completing the part

    Hi guys, Just trying to create a transition, with the thickness shown, from one sketch to another. Kind of confused, I thought this was a loft operation.

    Started by zeddydee‎, 9th May 2013 01:23 am
    • Replies: 3
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    20th May 2013 09:56 pm Go to last post

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