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  1. How to rotate an object in solidworks please?

    Hi, Can anyone tell me how to rotate the an image in solidworks? I have attached one image i need it to stay basically upside down rather than layed down like it is. Do i need to change it from...

    Started by alinaoac‎, 19th Jun 2012 07:14 pm
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    20th Jun 2012 02:30 pm Go to last post
  2. Model Disappears from Plot Preview & Plot

    When I open my SW drawing, the entire model is visible and everything looks great. However, when I go to preview the plot or even plot the drawing, only part of the assembly is visible (the part that...

    Started by Scoobydoo‎, 18th Jun 2012 11:10 pm
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    18th Jun 2012 11:10 pm Go to last post
  3. Tire Tread Problem

    Somehow i seem to have a problem with my tire treading.. if i would use circular pattern it would allow it and even make a preview out of it but if i would press the green check it would be...

    Started by derekgabs‎, 13th Jun 2012 02:08 pm
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    13th Jun 2012 11:25 pm Go to last post
  4. steam passages though 3d block from 2d dxf

    ok , i blew it now i'm stuck , taking a 2d dxf drawing into 3d sw how do i extrude the pipes threw a specific 3d curve . iv'e attached both the sw file and the orig dxf , i'm working from for...

    Started by cncbasher‎, 5th Jun 2012 03:11 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    5th Jun 2012 05:35 pm Go to last post
  5. Creating a model of the terrain

    I have a survey of an area that I need to get into SolidWorks so that a model of the area can be made of it. I have contours as polylines or points with X,Y,Z coordinates and I can create a...

    Started by Tyke‎, 19th Nov 2010 11:14 am
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    1st Jun 2012 08:43 am Go to last post
  6. Only one design table

    I play with design tables. I have a part -let's say for simplicity that's a cube- and I can link the length of the edge to a design table. If I insert that part in an assembly and I make a Linear...

    Started by fuccaro‎, 11th Apr 2012 11:44 am
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    1st Jun 2012 07:09 am Go to last post
  7. Formatting the standard toolbox spur gear

    Does anyone know how to modify the standard spur gear that comes with Toolbox? I'd like to enter my own values for pressure angle, pitch, etc. but I'm not sure how to do that. Thanks! ...

    Started by Speaker‎, 27th May 2012 03:27 pm
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    30th May 2012 12:44 pm Go to last post
  8. Weldment Table not showing mass correctly.

    I am trying to show the mass in the weldment cut list table for each item. If you go into the part and update the cut list and then look at the properties of the cut lists items the mass is...

    Started by Goomba‎, 9th May 2012 06:18 am
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    15th May 2012 01:20 pm Go to last post
  9. Unhappy Configuration does not save the Position

    Hi, As shown in the picture, I want to have 2 positions in order to put them in a Drawing file, but the Configuration does not save the first position :( How can I do it? Thank you ;)

    Started by Faouweb‎, 12th May 2012 07:38 pm
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    15th May 2012 07:45 am Go to last post
  10. Scale a loft cut,

    hay, New to solid works so take it easy on me, I have a model,its basicly a block with a lofted cut in it.6 sketches. I need to scale the lofted cut by itself but cant figure it out. I also tried...

    Started by urbanledge‎, 10th May 2012 02:46 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th May 2012 02:07 pm Go to last post
  11. Solidworks Literature

    Can anybody recomend a good book to learn solidworks from? I was taking classes but had to stop due to certain circumstances.

    Started by exo600‎, 18th Jun 2009 09:51 am
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    14th May 2012 02:00 pm Go to last post
  12. *.SLDASM Files?? Needing some help

    SolidWorks guru's!! How are y'all today? Great to hear. ;) Okay enough of that. I received some files from a guy who wants me to take over a project. I Googled SLDASM and SolidWorks was the first...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 11th May 2012 09:19 pm
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    13th May 2012 07:22 pm Go to last post
  13. Manufacturer's who provide Solidworks files?

    I thought this thread could be possibly be a place to post links to manufacturer's who make Solidworks Files available for download.. I had and extensive list that I had compiled but I lost all my...

    Started by ILoveMadoka‎, 24th Apr 2012 07:58 pm
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    10th May 2012 12:05 am Go to last post
  14. making a dent on curve surface

    i need to make a dent on a cylinder tank surface, i have tried indent function but i wasn't able to remove the tool body. Help is needed thanks

    Started by soraheart88‎, 3rd May 2012 12:29 pm
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  15. Link an ECN Number in a Rev table to EPDM (Solidworks)

    I'll keep this simple for now. We would like to enter a revision table into a drawing, then enter an ECN number within that table that has a hyperlink to a spreadsheet located in our EPDM. Is...

    Started by stevsmith‎, 25th Apr 2012 02:26 pm
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    26th Apr 2012 08:00 pm Go to last post
  16. Extruding in an added plane?

    Hi everyone, I'm new to SolidWorks and have basically taught myself everything thus far. I'm drawing a bioreactor for the lab I work in at school and I'm stuck on one part. Im sorry if this is...

    Started by bbulka‎, 8th Apr 2012 03:23 am
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    10th Apr 2012 12:57 am Go to last post
  17. How to link to a global variable?

    Please help me out, my friends. I defined some global variables ad I linked sketch dimensions to them. I used two sketches for a sweep feature and it works well; I can change the shape by changing...

    Started by fuccaro‎, 3rd Apr 2012 11:27 am
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    5th Apr 2012 07:52 am Go to last post
  18. New Book Solidworks 2011 Part 1 - Basic Tools

    Awesome! My new book arrived. I started reading this other book that is great, but way to basic. It was easy to read, and follow along, but the instructions assumed you had totally forgotten what...

    Started by PixelBender‎, 14th Feb 2012 01:54 am
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    1st Apr 2012 03:12 am Go to last post
  19. Sketch Equations (sorry another n00b question)

    I swear in Solidworks 2011 I could drop down on the dimension box and click add equation and then click on another dimension in the sketch and create an equation using it? Now it is no longer...

    Started by Goomba‎, 29th Mar 2012 04:06 am
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    30th Mar 2012 06:03 pm Go to last post
  20. Dynamic Input Dimensions when sketching

    I am 99% sure when our solidworks provider came in to do the 'whats new' presentation I asked about inputting dimensions while you sketch rather than sketch and then dimension and he showed me SW...

    Started by Goomba‎, 20th Mar 2012 07:51 am
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    30th Mar 2012 03:34 am Go to last post
  21. Reading Dimensions on drawings

    Hi, i am very new at cad systems and will shortly be going on a training course. I am needeing help w.r.t. reading of the dimensions on a drawing that has been brought in from autocad to solidworks....

    Started by Ally D‎, 28th Mar 2012 08:34 am
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    28th Mar 2012 10:00 am Go to last post
  22. add 300 mm of material around a body

    Hi! I am new to Solidworks and normally works in ProE, but an subcontractor has done some models in Solidworks and the surface gets error when importing to ProE. So now I try to solve a problem in...

    Started by Karltom‎, 26th Mar 2012 02:37 pm
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    28th Mar 2012 07:37 am Go to last post
  23. Question How to extrude and surface 3D sketch?

    Hi everyone, long time lurker, 1st time poster here. I'm trying to extrude a 3D sketch and also make it a surface so it will be a curved Cap for a Tank. Whenever I try to extrude the 3D sketch...

    Started by TigWelder‎, 12th May 2010 03:26 pm
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    27th Mar 2012 07:07 pm Go to last post
  24. SW resource

    Guys, for the last year or so i have been making videos for a VAR called MLC. Their site has hundreds of videos for SW and also mastercam. We have a lot of cool/good info on there. I personally...

    Started by shift1313‎, 23rd Mar 2012 12:20 pm
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    23rd Mar 2012 12:20 pm Go to last post
  25. how to rotate part

    Hi, i am very new to using solid works and this is the first peice of cad software i have used. i have only been using it for a couple of days.I have drawn a part but some how i have rotated it and...

    Started by djstar‎, 15th Mar 2012 09:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Mar 2012 08:08 pm Go to last post

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