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  1. I was wondering will there be any issue later on if i modify the drawing in 2018 solidworks but the file was originally drawing in 2017 solidworks version, someone had informed me that Solidworks if the file is created in 2017 it must be opened in 2017 to edit or work on it. is that true?
  2. shinojitsu

    Empty Toolbox When Configuring?!

    Hey folks, I'm a bit new to SolidWorks, so I could be missing something obvious, especially since no one else on the internet seems to have this problem. I'm trying to get my toolbox configured. The "Hole Wizard" screen looks as expected, but when I get to the "Customize Hardware" screen, nothing is there! See the image: I have followed this tutorial (http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2013/05/sw2012-manually-updating-toolbox/#.V_3CuvkrJD8), but still no love. I'm using SolidWorks 2014 on Windows 8.1 Pro. Any help is much appreciated!!
  3. I have never used solidworks before i have more experience with Autocad and little inventor, i am planning to start taking some solidworks class during spring at community college. Can someone recommend me if there any good site for solidworks beginner like me? i do know youtube will have some but i try to look for more sources for learning new thing. I am looking something like "mycadsite" it's very helpful for learning CAD but don't know if anything for solidworks? any good Solidworks books?, CD tutorial that i can buy? any suggestion will be very much appreciated. Note: CAD Tutor site is always best site for me.
  4. mariuszbruj

    SolidWorks free tutorial

    Hi guys! Happy New Year! I have been recently working on free SolidWorks tutorial. Makes no sense to keep all the knowledge that I have gained just for myself. If you don't wanna pay and still have good quality course please have a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6r28nVR0QM&list=PLG0iXWb03eQ_psG5nbfmSk8os9iPrfPFg Let me know what do you think about it! :) Cheers
  5. This video shows Designing Hanger Bearing Tutorial. And It also show you Top-Down Design method See Tutorial Full HD Video: FB: https://www.facebook.com/SolidworksShare/
  6. ILoveMadoka

    BOM Cheat? Qty Value Override

    As a rule, in our BOM the QTY (quantity) equals how many of a part/assembly are included/inserted in an assembly. We've recently come across a couple situations where we need to override that number for a particular item. As an example, we have Screw X and we want the quantity to equal 100. Is there a way to get a manually entered QTY to show in the BOM for only one specific item when the BOM has many lines? For all the other items I want the QTY to equal the total in the assembly. It's like I need only 1 line in my BOM to read a Custom Property for this one item. If this do-able? Is there a different methodology for accomplishing this? I really want to avoid inserting 100 instances of this one screw in my top assembly, even if it's a pattern. (If possible) I know about manually typing in the cell to override that way... Looking for a "different" option.. Solidworks 2015 (if that matters) Please Advise Thanks
  7. Does anyone know of a commercially available ($$$.$$) library of fasteners per standard/Spec available anywhere? I know you can create them in SW with the library but my supervisor has taks me with finding pre-made fasteners per spec (ANSI/ISO/Etc) with materials and properties all pre-assigned to "eliminate" any human error. I have argued the fact that someone had to create and assign materials to anything we purchase so why not do it in house... It's not the way they want to approach it.. So far I have found this: http://partsolutions.com/ but I wanted to look for others as well. Any input is appreciated.
  8. This video shows Bee Puzzle Assembly Introduction: See Video Tutorial: FB: https://www.facebook.com/SolidworksShare/
  9. rocket

    The flat form of Y Joint

    This video shows you how to Calculate the flat form of Y Joint. This is the fastest way. See Tutorial Video here: https://www.facebook.com/SolidworksShare/ https://www.facebook.com/SolidworksShare/posts/1382109128578432
  10. I am attempting to run a simulation that consists of the following: a heat exchanger mounted to a vibration test fixture, which is mounted by bolts to a flat vibration test stand. I applied fixed geometry to the bolt holes, and a mass load to where the heat exchanger is to be mounted. When I run the simulation, I get low resonant frequencies. I believe this is because the areas with the tower pieces are displacing a large amount. I would think that adding a roller would model the effects of the flat test stand which the fixture is mounted to, as it would be preventing the fixture deflecting downwards, but the roller in solidworks prevents upwards deflection as well. I am wondering if anyone has an idea to constrain the fixture to prevent downwards deflection on the bottom of the fixture, without preventing upwards deflection.
  11. Which would you recommend for modelling guns from 2D reference images?
  12. Hello, I'm facing an issue with the Draft feature in solidworks. Probably because I don't practice so much on this soft. I do have a L that need to get a 5° angle draft to let the die get in and out. Draft doesn't work as the direction have to be both horizontal and vertical at the same time to get a draft on all the walls. Is there another tools to achieve this in solidworks Thanks for your help.
  13. Have this strange problem with video card in Solidworks 2017 on Windows 10. As you can see it on video that I made it, it's like the video card is lagging. It's not certified video card for Solidworks, it's NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750. Before Solidworks 2017 had I Windows 7 and Solidworks 2015, with no problems. This happens when I work in Solidworks 2017 couple of minutes. When I start working, everything is normal and then is beginning that to hapen. That happens if RealView is turned on or off. If I enable software OpenGL is everything working more slowly, but normal. I have tried everything for video card that this wouldn't happen, but nothing helps. Is there something that would help with this problem, or just simple must be certified video card for Solidworks? Or it's maybe related to Windows 10? video:
  14. timtom1

    re-build error on fill

    Hi I am new to solidworks and I have a part that at full scale is fine but when I scale it to 1/48 scale holes appear. So I then use the fill command which works great except for 2 holes where it flags up rebuild errors? I will post the part and the error messages later. Thanks Tim
  15. Season's Greetings, I recently found this on YouTube and thought I'd share in the holiday spirit! It seems legit. Happy Holidays, PLQ
  16. ILoveMadoka

    Weld Display Issue...

    (I am using SW 2013 per job standard) I placed a fillet weld between two pieces of metal and the weld comes in as a cylinder rather than a 90 degree representation like one would expect. I have tried all sorts of combinations in the settings with no desirable results.. Can anyone shed some light on how to get a more accurate representation for my fillet weld? There was nothing about this in the weldment exam!! Thanks!
  17. Hi I am new to solidworks and have created a new template for a drawing. It consists of a large picture inserted for the main background (whole page) with a frame and subtle watermark logo plus a small additional logo added in the opposite corner. When creating adding the views to the sheet they add OK until I shade the perspective type view, then it appears to be part of the view missing. It is the back ground that covers the whole pagecausing the issue because as soon as I remove the main picture background all of the shaded view appears. I have had a look to see if I can send the background to the back similar to how layers are arranged in other software programs but I am unable to find a command. I have attached a sceen shot of part of the sheet to show issue. I have a number of templates I need to create in a similar way. I'd appreciate any assistants. Kind Regards MC
  18. This video show you how to design a Coca Cola bottle on SolidWorks. Video is at here: FB: https://www.facebook.com/SolidworksShare/
  19. ILoveMadoka

    Creo for Solidworks Users?

    I've been using Solidworks for several years now and am about to start on a project that is Creo 2.0 specific. I am starting at square one. Software and no training... Are there any websites comparable to this one that are specific to Creo where one can ask questions and have knowledgeable people answer questions...? I wish there was a Creo forum on here! Anyway..can anyone point me to any good websites/blogs/forums where I can ask questions? I wish there was a book "Creo for Solidworks Users" Maybe if I get to the point where my Creo chops are pretty good I can write one! I'm sure there is a market for it.. however small.
  20. Spring motion on Solidworks Tutorial See tutorial video: FB: https://www.facebook.com/SolidworksShare
  21. I am trying to dig deeper into my programming and learn how to set up our router for full 3d work. Currently it is set up as a 3 axis machine, but it was designed with 4 axis equipment present. By my current understanding, I simply have to plug in the other axis and figure out how to program it. I don't know if I have to do anything additional to the controller or not. I have tried looking around for info, but it's confusing. Does anybody have recommendations on a forum where I can learn more about this? I was hoping CADTutor would have a section for it, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Alternatively, I would love to receive links to some tutorials on how to get started. On the other side of things, I've been looking to change software. Does Solidworks offer a demo version? We have an old version of Mastercam, but I'd like to get into something more recent. I'm also looking to test out other programs before buying anything.
  22. Sarah Jayne

    Appearances Help Please

    Hello, So basically I work for a company which designs and builds cupboards. We have particular textures available (i.e. different types of wood or gloss) I was wondering if it is possible to be able to drag an appearance (a JPEG image) onto an already drawn cupboard and for the mapping to be automatic. So on the front of the cupboard the wood grain should be vertical and on the side of the cupboards it is also vertical but with plain coloured filleted edging. Please could you help to find: 1) How to make a folder of our personal wood grains available from the SolidWorks Screen 2) How to make the mapping automatic so that when applying a certain wood grain it is always orientated in the correct direction along with the correct coloured edges. Any help will be greatly appreciated Thank you very much Sarah x
  23. ILoveMadoka

    Solidworks Macros - 2 Part Question

    1) Are there any SW API Power Users Here? That could help modify macro code? 2) Are there any sites that anyone can recommend similar to CADTUTOR specific to solidworks (More specifically Macro programming/editing) I find a lot of blogs but not a lot of interactive type sites.. I know there are some experienced SW users here but I am trying to learn more about Macro creation/modification. Here is an example: I have multiple details in a SW drawing that each have "Detail X" on one line and "Scale 1:2" on the second line. I have to make the "Detail" text one size, the "X" another size and the "Scale 1:2" text a third size. (Not my idea! ) I recorded a macro highlighting each text portion and changing the text size but when I run the macro on a new piece of text, it changes the entire text item to each size in turn. These labels are identical so it seems easy enough but not sure if a macro can do something of this nature in a single step. Any help, links, etc is greatly appreciated!!
  24. Writz

    configure dimension - option

    Couldn't find it in solidworks 2015, the guy is using an old version of solidworks in the book i'm reading from, searched google to find out that that option has been removed since SW2010 SP2.1 Why would they do that ? Is there any alternative or any other option that does something similar ? Off topic: I can't find "solidworks" in the list of "Current Autodesk Product" in the profile, why is that ?
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