I have an assembly which for some reason is no longer rendering, at all. When I open the part the general shape of the assembly shows black then once it loads it disappears completely. The models are all still there as I can hover over them and their faces and edges show up for selection (see image below). If I open any sub-assembly or part they view fine.
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3 hours ago
I am wondering if there is a simple way to get rid of unwanted cavities in a part that I want to be solid. I have attached the part and an image that shows the problem. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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5 hours ago
After many hours to dig I stop : if the coincident line between two planes does not pass by the origin the sketch is moved and sometime deformed depending the angle here the center of the hexagon over the plane 5 is over the coincident line
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5 hours ago
Helix sweep slanting problem I am trying to create an auger with a triangular fin. The fin has to stay normal to the axis.
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7 hours ago
My first post here... I am learning the sheet metal tools and have a drawing with a feature I don't know how to draw.
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7 hours ago
I have to blocks settled on each other, and I would like to know the force that could push them off each other. If I add mates to make them on top of each other, the force would move both of them. How can I tell solidworks that they are different bodies but attached to each other, so I could find the force to separate them?
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7 hours ago
Here's a macro that I wrote that saves the drawing in SLDDRW, DXF and PDF formats that you can copy & paste into a macro: Public Sub main()
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8 hours ago
I want to cut out series of holes all over this surface. I don't know proper procedure to do so. The circles must be projected properly means they need to be projected into unfolded surface and cut out of the surface and then to be folded again and gain its first shape.
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9 hours ago
Sweep takes unspecified path I want to have this sharp thread face buried into the tube surface. For that I made spiral to go inwardly.
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9 hours ago
I was wondering if someone can advise on what are the best restraints to model the wrench-bolt system please (Check picture). I have calculated the contact forces acting on the wrench between the jaws, but I am having trouble figuring out how to restrain the model to get the best results. Tags:none(add)soidworks simulation
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9 hours ago
Just wondering if anyone else is having this issue with Visualize 17, my VAR pointed out that I was using a later nvidia driver (381) which is not tested with visualise so they recommended I install an earlier driver (375), each time I do this Windows 10 force-able upgrades automatically to the latest untested driver which causes the render to 'fail' each time you attempt to create an image. So my VAR and I tried to roll back the driver and select the box to tell MS Win 10 update that it doesn't
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9 hours ago
We use Enterprise PDM and SW2016. We have data cards for model parts that IF the designer takes the time to fill out the fields in the data card, are then used to fill in custom property text in the part's drawing file. This works well for places on the fab drawing like title blocks and in some text in our standard notes. Really simple stuff like the part number and part description name get filled in automatically.
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10 hours ago
Can flatten surface be edited like adding holes and the be folded again? No Alex it can't. In some cases you can add a sketch to to the flattened surface then wrap the sketch to the model but these are limited.
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14 hours ago
I wish to have a smooth end to this face as like other end. Therefore I want to sweep this end inwardly. For that Helix and Spiral has to begin at this point. How to do that?
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15 hours ago
Some of my derived configurations are not appearing on the configuration selection drop down.These are all in a design table. Has anyone seen this before/ know how to fix it?
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15 hours ago
My question arises out of attempting to replace the glass bar, highlighted in the screen shot below, with a beam. The reason for this replacement, and for the whole modeling exercise, will become apparent (I hope) later, assuming you have the patience to read that far. First I must describe the assembly: The plates that support it against the restraints shown, and also the end pieces bonded onto the glass bar, are defined with very low density so that the COM of the assembly is essentially the
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15 hours ago
I know that Rhino can model free-form shapes easily but what about Solidworks? Does Solidworks have all surface capability which Rhino has? Is it worth to stick into Solidworks and carry out every modeling including free-forms in Solidworks?
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15 hours ago
I'm making a nozzle part that I would like to expose in multiple configurations, such as: The way I know to do this is to place multiple features, each enabled for a certain configuration, like this:
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17 hours ago
its a bike crank, so the pedal is fixed to the smaller one, and it is fixed at the other end. the force is 900N Jive Software Version: 2016.3.8.1, revision: 20171004112525.b7233dc.nomerge_2016.3.8.1
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17 hours ago
I want to cut a d shaped groove into the middle between the two circles to reduce weight, it needs to adapt if i change the offset on the circles to make the crank tapered. Thanks! Jive Software Version: 2016.3.8.1, revision: 20171004112525.b7233dc.nomerge_2016.3.8.1
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17 hours ago
I can't seem to find an answer to this in anyone else's post, so here goes... I want to create an axis in a part model that will be used to define some of my part's geometry. This axis is supposed to represent a rotation point in an upper-level assembly, so I want it to be obvious/easily-visible to anyone else that opens this part. Currently, it seems like I only have two reasonable options to define its location:
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17 hours ago
appearances aren't shown Why some appearances aren't shown?
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21 hours ago
Screen flicker with dual monitor So I am using Solidworks 2013 at work on Windows 8.1 and I just got another monitor. However, every time I click with my mouse, the part window that is open flickers.
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21 hours ago
Anyone have a macro to link all drawing views back to a BOM that has been replaced on sheet 1. My guys like to swap out BOM, but sometime they don't re-link the BOM after they load a new one. I have some assemblies that are 5-12 sheets long and can be as many as 30-40 views. Manually linking them is very tedious.
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21 hours ago