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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    3rd Sep 2012 06:45 am Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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: 1,884
    2nd Aug 2012 01:17 am Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
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    10th Jul 2012 10:54 pm Go to last post
  20. SW 2012 running out of room

    Hi All, I am just getting involved with SW 2012, I am working on an assembly that does not have that many parts (under 100) and I am now getting a warning .... "critically low on windowing...

    Started by sockrahteez‎, 9th Jul 2012 06:23 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,751
    9th Jul 2012 08:05 pm Go to last post
  21. Solidworks Online Courses?

    Hi, I am looking for any and all information that I could possibly get about finding some online training for Solidworks. I have tinkered with Solidworks a little over the past 10 years, but I have...

    Started by GAcadman‎, 8th Jul 2012 04:42 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,466
    8th Jul 2012 07:29 am Go to last post
  22. Convert Solidworks Format to dwg

    When I want to save the Solidworks file in the Cad format.dwg. I get the "Property Manager" window. What is this about?o:) I just want to convert solidworks file to dwg. and then work on it in CAD.

    Started by User2012‎, 25th Jun 2012 05:22 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 7,312
    5th Jul 2012 09:44 pm Go to last post
  23. coordinates of a point on a moving mechanism

    I am using a personal copy of SW 2006 version I have a simple mechanism which has a linear rotating link rotating about an axis. Another link is attached to the end of this rotor link via pin...

    Started by ady_mech‎, 22nd Jun 2012 12:37 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,098
    5th Jul 2012 12:28 pm Go to last post
  24. Sheet metal drawing

    How to draw attached drawing using solidworks sheet metal?

    Started by kahaduwap‎, 29th Jun 2012 12:23 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,553
    29th Jun 2012 09:55 pm Go to last post
  25. Unhappy Beginner

    hi,im new to SW. currently im working on school project, where i need to build race car (F1 in schools). my question are: 1. what way should i start my design process? should i draw plane by plane...

    Started by hurrricaneFone‎, 3rd Jun 2012 02:31 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,107
    24th Jun 2012 11:10 pm Go to last post

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