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  1. WOWOW - new to SolidWorks from AutoCAD - HOLY SMOKE BLOWN AWAY

    The first thing I think of is how much time I've wasted trying to bend AutoCAD 2000, 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2011 into doing what SolidWorks was born to do. The second thing I notice is the...

    Started by MichaelBrenden‎, 17th Jun 2011 08:34 am
    autocad, performance, solidworks, speed increase, wow
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Jun 2011 12:17 pm Go to last post
  2. TROUBLE using Equations with Driven Dimension in Assembly to Generate Linear Pattern

    Hi all, I'm new here, and new to SolidWorks in general but we've been making a lot of progress in company recently. Right now we've got an assembly which so far is made up of two sides of a...

    Started by TheBigPineapple‎, 16th Jun 2011 03:21 am
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    16th Jun 2011 02:17 pm Go to last post
  3. relationing dimensions in assembly mode.

    Hello! I'll explain my problem. I have a simple assembly with 2 parts. One of the parts has an extruded hole (the female), and the other part has the extruded male. I want to "link" male's...

    Started by Lambolico‎, 8th Jun 2011 02:39 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Jun 2011 10:08 pm Go to last post
  4. Exporting mesh data from point cloud data input?

    I have figured out how to import point cloud data into SW using the ScanTo3D add-in and then create a triangular mesh using the Mesh Prep Wizard. At this point I am trying to export the triangular...

    Started by swilson‎, 10th Jun 2011 04:52 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Jun 2011 06:17 pm Go to last post
  5. Please Help me i need to convert latest solid work formats to DXF (.dxf,.dwg,.wrl,obj

    Hello Friends, i try to convert but get error i think i have new version files, i have solid work 2010 and and i have files i want to covert in DXF (.dxf,.dwg,.wrl,obj for 3ds max...

    Started by Yasmeen‎, 10th Jun 2011 11:33 am
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    10th Jun 2011 06:07 pm Go to last post
  6. Viewing SW2011 drawings/sketches with SW2010

    The title says it all ,I was sent some sketches that were drawn with 2011 and they won't open up in 2010.is there an easy fix to this or maybe some sort of viewer I can use to view them. Thanks,...

    Started by darco32‎, 7th Jun 2011 11:17 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Jun 2011 10:53 pm Go to last post
  7. BOM and Solidworks Toolbox

    Hello, can you give me an advice on how to create a BOM with an assembly made in SW and using Ibeams and Channels from toolbox that I assigned a part number,how can I make that SW put on the BOM what...

    Started by mingyar‎, 4th Feb 2011 07:59 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Jun 2011 01:38 am Go to last post
  8. Solidworks Structural Steel.

    Hi Folks, I've recently joined a new company which is running Solidworks 2010, which I have to pick up in record time (I have been using Inventor for Years). The problem I'm having is,when...

    Started by fleagle8t‎, 2nd Jun 2011 10:26 pm
    new user, solidworks, structural sections, tutorial
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Jun 2011 01:54 pm Go to last post
  9. Question Look for some challenging meshing projects

    I have been working with solidworks over a year now but have not had to do any meshing or anything like that if anyone has a good starter or tutorial that will allow me to really get into this. I...

    Started by clydemit‎, 3rd Jun 2011 05:32 pm
    challenge, clyde, meshing, nx7, solidworks
    • Replies: 7
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    6th Jun 2011 02:52 pm Go to last post
  10. Dealing with 8020

    I'll apologize up front, I'm very new to Solidworks. That being said, please bear with me if I say something stupid. In any case, I'm constructing an assembly involving 8020 parts. I've been to...

    Started by IanCharles‎, 4th May 2011 05:41 pm
    8020 solidworks
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    6th Jun 2011 01:24 pm Go to last post
  11. bet no1 has done this in solidworks.....

    look what i intend to do is that i have two steel rods hanging from the ceiling.i need to shine a laser beam onto the bottom ends of the rods .now for this i have a small box(very light ...

    Started by lapachacha‎, 4th Jun 2011 02:53 am
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    4th Jun 2011 02:53 am Go to last post
  12. Mold dimensioning

    Hi there, I am using solidworks and have made a mold of the part I am designing, I now need to make a detailed drawing of this mold for the manufacturer however, Solidworks will not import the...

    Started by qwertyuiop23‎, 3rd Jun 2011 04:24 am
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    3rd Jun 2011 06:05 pm Go to last post
  13. Question about constraints

    I have read on a German blog that I go to,where over constraints of a sketch will dissallow the option to use the pierce relation. How do I delete a constraint. I get a message "entities which do...

    Started by gotchy‎, 27th May 2011 11:42 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Jun 2011 08:49 pm Go to last post
  14. Solidworks VBA - all variables are empty...

    Hi all, Just started playing with Solidworks VBA for the first time, and I'm a bit miffed about this problem. After running this bit of code from the Solidworks Help. I've reached the break on...

    Started by Hickoz_bro‎, 21st May 2011 12:09 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    25th May 2011 07:48 am Go to last post
  15. Add view scale to Base Model View label?

    Hi all, Is there any way to manually add a view label (including scale) to a base model view on a drawing? Cheers

    Started by Hickoz_bro‎, 16th May 2011 09:23 am
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    16th May 2011 09:23 am Go to last post
  16. Record macro in simulation

    Hello everyone. I have faced such a problem. I am doing a research and have couple of hundreds of assemblies. so I figured out that using macro to change what I need would be the easiest way. the...

    Started by Radzha‎, 15th May 2011 06:16 pm
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    15th May 2011 06:16 pm Go to last post
  17. Drive feature dimensions with sketch dimensions?

    Hi all, How do I go about using sketch dimensions to drive feature dimensions? For example, I have a sketch with a driven dimension D2@Sketch9 which contains an angle I want to use in a...

    Started by Hickoz_bro‎, 12th May 2011 12:42 pm
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    15th May 2011 01:41 am Go to last post
  18. Eliminating twisting from sweep around a helix

    Hello, I am having trouble modeling a multi-layered solenoid in solidworks. The issue arises when I sweep a sketch around a 3D curve that describes my helix. Although the sweep is done as...

    Started by spopa2‎, 4th May 2011 08:46 pm
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    13th May 2011 04:48 pm Go to last post
  19. SolidWorks Edrawing to dwg converter

    I've received a .easm file that i can only open in Solidworks Edrawings and I could do with the image being converted into dwg/dxf format. Does anybody have any ideas how to sort it? I'm losing my...

    Started by mhejdner‎, 4th May 2011 03:13 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    4th May 2011 03:24 pm Go to last post
  20. Solid Works Pricing

    Hi, I just started working with a new company in Phoenix, Arizona. I'm there to do a set of short projects from design to fabrication, But the company does not yet have a license for any form of...

    Started by professorbell‎, 30th Apr 2011 01:34 am
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Apr 2011 02:12 am Go to last post
  21. Putting ANSI Inch into the Hole Wizard menu

    As the title says I am trying to get the ANSI Inch option in the hole wizard.Iam using a study book to teach myself and now the tutorial requires ANSI Inch .Any help as always would be...

    Started by darco32‎, 27th Apr 2011 02:38 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    29th Apr 2011 05:38 pm Go to last post
  22. Help in modelling bottle in Solid Works

    I am trying to model a bottle in solidworks. I know how to use boundary, loft, sweep tools. But i don't where to start the model. The height of the bottle 240 and width 85mm and thickness 1mm. Any...

    Started by rajesh9b‎, 26th Apr 2011 11:18 am
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Apr 2011 01:12 pm Go to last post
  23. Mechanical Cam Mate

    I have modeled a cam, and a cam follower, yet when I attempt to mate these 2 models using a mechanical cam mate I get the following error message. "The selected faces do not form a closed and...

    Started by FusiveR‎, 23rd Feb 2009 04:54 am
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    • Replies: 23
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    22nd Apr 2011 06:15 pm Go to last post
  24. How to put a diameter dimension on a 2d sketch

    I have a small sketch and the instructions are to put a diameter dimension on it even though its a 2d sketch with just lines.The actual sketch lies within another sketch.I hope this makes sense to...

    Started by darco32‎, 20th Apr 2011 09:06 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Apr 2011 12:36 pm Go to last post
  25. Directional light

    Solidworks 2008 : Is it possible to insert a lamp in a model and have directional light that always shines out of it (as it would from a real lamp) no matter where you move the lamp to? I can add...

    Started by barrowfordred‎, 19th Apr 2011 02:21 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,407
    20th Apr 2011 08:04 am Go to last post

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