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  1. How to temporarily override constraints in an assembly

    I want to move a fully constrained part in an assembly. I have imposed mates. I want to work on it, how to move it and then to place it, automatically, back to it's place? In Inventor the move...

    Started by KarolR‎, 1st Oct 2012 07:06 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Oct 2012 07:44 pm Go to last post
  2. How to change the selected relation in a sketch

    I have a long spline, and i try to make a circle coincident at one point, at the beginning, but when i add a tangent relation it selects an other point.

    Started by KarolR‎, 29th Sep 2012 12:06 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Oct 2012 04:21 pm Go to last post
  3. How to trim a spline

    I projected a spiral onto a plane, and there are many redundant segments. I drew another line, with coincident constraints to a part of this huge spline and tried to trim the rest of the spline, but...

    Started by KarolR‎, 29th Sep 2012 12:02 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    1st Oct 2012 01:33 pm Go to last post
  4. cannot cut extrude

    Sketch 12 is fully defined. i cannot add coincident endpoints. I try to cut extrude it, but it says the contour isn't closed.

    Started by KarolR‎, 29th Sep 2012 06:31 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Oct 2012 01:27 pm Go to last post
  5. What is the compatible command of Sculpt in Inventor

    i don't know how to erase this thread. Can someone show me how?

    Started by KarolR‎, 30th Sep 2012 11:05 am
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Oct 2012 06:26 am Go to last post
  6. Can i extrude perpendicular to a bent surface?

    For example i want to extrude a hole from the surface of a cylinder towards the center, but i want that the walls will be in the radial direction. So far i extruded from a flat plane.

    Started by KarolR‎, 29th Sep 2012 10:54 am
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    29th Sep 2012 12:49 pm Go to last post
  7. How to subtract an extruded body

    I made the spiral and barrel, now i hide the spiral but i don't see the cuts in the cylinder. I want to make a round thread with the spiral, i wanted it to remove material from the inner cylinder,...

    Started by KarolR‎, 27th Sep 2012 09:37 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    28th Sep 2012 01:10 pm Go to last post
  8. How to sketch on a cylinder?

    How can i draw lines on a cylinder, without projecting? When i start a 3D sketch, it sketches on XY, or YZ or XZ planes only. When i select the 3D Sketch and point at the cylinder, nothing happens,...

    Started by KarolR‎, 28th Sep 2012 09:16 am
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Sep 2012 01:08 pm Go to last post
  9. How to import sketches

    I want to import a sketch from another part file, but it seems i can import only features or surfaces

    Started by KarolR‎, 25th Sep 2012 07:42 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Sep 2012 08:36 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
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    • Replies: 0
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  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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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  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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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    • Replies: 10
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    15th Aug 2012 04:13 pm Go to last post

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