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  1. BikeGuy

    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 extrude straight and then along the shown curve. I tried at first creating a loft (thinking I could build them together and break afterwards. However the loft didn't work. So I tried creating it as a surface, but the lofted surface wouldn't work either. Does anyone know why lofting is acting strangely? btw -this is SW2011 curved-downtube.SLDPRT
  2. 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 solidworks? Something that looks like this instead of one of the two options within solidworks would be great: http://imgur.com/RhYRtiF I could right click then "Hide section line" and then manually put a block in its place but it would be good if the Letter in the block was linked to the view that was created by the hidden section line?? Wouldnt even mind if the reference text (yellow in the im
  3. digger2307

    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 towards the bottom of the helmet the ends start to flute (I do believe thats the right term). Now I have used the flex tool to taper out the bottom half but I'm not getting the desired effect, and was wondering is there a way to flute the solid model or curve taper the bottom. See ref images above. thanks
  4. ILoveMadoka

    Comprehensive SW Equation Info?

    Is there a website or other where I can see all the variables and correct syntax for creating Equations? Is there a good book on the subject? Looking for some advanced and comprehensive information if it is avaiable... Thx!
  5. ILoveMadoka

    Solidworks 2011 to Excel?

    I have a directory with about 70 SW drawings in it. I have been give the task of pulling a report that will give me the following: $PRPSHEET:"Description" $PRPSHEET:"Revision" $PRPSHEET:"PartNo" For each drawing and have it all in an excel spreadsheet. We do not have PDM or Windchill or any other such program. Is this possible and if so could I get some onstruction of how to do this please? Thanks so much!!
  6. I am trying to model a Ram's head, and cannot get the horns to work. I've used many combinations of the sketch tools and features; helixes, lofts, 3d sketches, new planes, extrusions...the list goes on. I am attempting to make either a square or a round extrusion, just twisted, following a helix. I guess you could call them twisted pyramids or cones, respectively. I don't mind which one, I say feel free to go with the one that is easier to explain. Loft worked with a 3d sketch endpoint, and made a cone, once I put the helix in as the path to follow it stopped working. Helix works but c
  7. My work computer has a Quadro FX 4800 and dual monitors, i want to add 2 additional monitors. I was wondering the pros and cons of putting a Geforce along side the Quadro. Geforce is cheaper then Quadro and all I need it for is the extra monitors. I run Solidworks, Autocad, and RasterCAD, but Solidworks is the program I am worried about as it requires the most strain on the computer and I don't want to limit it by adding the Geforce card to the computer. Any help would be appreciated
  8. I'm looking to purchase a dvd training series for solidworks. Wondering if anyone can could recommend one over the other? Here is what I have found available: http://www.lynda.com/-tutorials/SolidWorks-Essential-Training/90422-2.html http://www.inspirtech.com/index.php/fundamentals-of-solidworks http://www.myigetit.com/training/solidworks-training.aspx http://www.totaltraining.com/prod/solidworks/insp_solidworks09_fund.asp http://www.solidprofessor.com/product-matrix.asp http://www.infiniteskills.com/training/solidworks-2012-training-bundle.html http://www.v
  9. 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 command line - click your current dimension style in the 'Styles' list so it is highlighted. Click the 'Modify' button. Click the 'Alternate Units' Tab. Now: Click the tick box for 'Display alternate units' to turn it on under 'Multiplier for Alt Units' make it: 25.4 for Inches 1.0 for Centimeters 0.1 for Millimeters Now Click the tick box for 'Display alternate units' to turn it off Now clic
  10. Hi Guys, New member here - although I must confess to reading posts on this board for quite a while now. Thanks for all the helpful comments. It's a question that comes up from time to time. Rather than asking a general question, I wanted to ask in form of a list. 1. Someone commented a couple years ago (I think... it may have been more recent) that he observed more students signing up to learn Solidworks than Inventor and that it was the first time this has occurred. Has this trend continued? Do you see Solidworks gaining more popularity? 2. Relates to question 1. Has
  11. 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 version of this software? I do know how to use Inventor, Revit, and Sketch Up, and I have heard about this software being like the "Mercedes" compaired to Inventor. I would like to learn how to use this software. Thank you all in advance for the help.
  12. 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. The file link is below, can anyone please help? \ http://www.filedropper.com/mainhousingleft
  13. My CATIA tutorial 8- Rebuild Audi R8 (1:1) Highlights: - freeform 3D curves - surface merging & trimming - disappearing fillets - solid modeling - assembly design - design with a master model - design in context You can now download the complete training pdf (9MB) via http://www.dicksonsham.com Let's see the preview first. http://www.youtube.com/dicksham#p/u/3/LSBvrjlsPp8 -dickson sham
  14. 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 incredible, whopping, unbelievable speed increase of SW over AC (all versions), all other things left as equal as possible. The third thing I notice is 1/10th the memory consumed by SW vs AC (all other things left as equal as possible). Fourth, I'm blown away by the shocking speed of possible changes to the model. Fifth, I'm blown away by the dramatically increased interconnection and features -
  15. fleagle8t

    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 I'm in weldments and go to use Structural Sections the software is only giving me two Standard options!!! Is there any way of getting more standards in there?? Any help will be greatly Appreciated Also can anyone advise any good tutorial websites for Solidworks?? Many Thanks
  16. 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 have used similar things like this in Nx7 when i was in school. I currently do not use this for my job but would like to learn.
  17. 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 ideas?
  18. i have solidprofessor solidworks premium video tutorial 2007-2011 package with latest 2011 updates(2007,2008,2009,2010 update video also include). all together there are about 11GB and 98+hours videos. contact me at rsampath99@yahoo.com
  19. http://hotfile.com/dl/71081408/db26694/solidworks_kahve_makinesi_izimi.rar.html
  20. Hi Everyone, I'm trying to align "drawing views" of different parts on a single drawing. Does anybody know if there's a way to do that apart from default "align by origin", i need to say align 2 views by left edge vertically. thanks in advance
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