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I have a part I am designing for a class to be 3D printed as an assembly. My parts are complete but I have having a hard time finding/applying the correct mates to allow for the movement of the parts as needed. My part consists two ends. One end has a sphere attached to a neck, the other end has 4 legs with a 1/4 sphere cut out of each.
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2 hours ago
I have threaded holes created on parts level and on top assembly the threaded geometry disappear there is a settings something or I have problem on video card to my computer, thanks I appreciate. Best, I suppose you are using cosmetic threads.
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4 hours ago
I'm attempting to make exploded views to use for assembly purposes in manufacturing, parts catalogs, etc. I'm in the edit explode step, and I can't exit out of it. I can't save the drawing, I can't cancel. If I hit escape, solidworks pops up the "The current operation cannot be interrupted or the document is not accessible at this time".
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1 day ago
Where do I go to update my hardware library to get the smaller metric hardware? How are we to know what you have setup for a hardware library?You are not exactly clear on what you are having an issue with.
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1 day ago
I have a large weldment with a variety of reference dimensions for various features. I'm running this part through Drive Works, which deletes all of the features I don't need each time I run the project. After the new model is generated, all of the reference dimensions in the model that were attached to features that have been deleted become dangling. There are a LOT of these reference dimensions that go dangling, and I'd like to get rid of them so I can see and work with the ones that are still
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1 day ago
Need some help with an issue when opening an assembly in solidworks. After changing the numbering system i have some trouble to open an assembly. The message " document named "xxxx" is already opened, do you want to show this already opened document?" appears too often....
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1 day ago
Confusion with Mate reference having routing CPoint Hello SolidWorks users / members & gurus,
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1 day ago
I've created an assembly consisting of 5 flat square parts sandwiched together to make layers (see image). I then created a new empty assembly, and inserted the part into that assembly (Assembly tab - Insert Components, browse to the part (Layer1)), and from within that assembly created (Assembly tab - Insert Components - New Part) the next layer down (Layer2) by constraining the outer edges to the edges of Layer1.
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1 day ago
Using 2017 SP 5.0, I have an assembly that I've been tracking CG, mass and inertia's since creation since this is a rotating mass. I'm at the point where I'm making a drawing to aid in balancing and I've created a center of mass symbol which is an option in the mass properties window.The center of mass symbol was not created at the coordinate location as stated by the CG mass props. After a long and tedious investigation I found that the hidden but not suppressed parts in my assembly were
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2 days ago
I cant stop my assemblies loading lightweight. The odd thing, is that this has become a problem since implementing PDM standard. But I don't understand how that can mess with my system setttings.
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2 days ago
Can't delete mates! Trying to delete mates so i can move a part, but wont let me delete mates! Very irritating!
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2 days ago
Smart Component Patterns Is there anay way to pattern a smart component AND it's "smart" features.
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3 days ago
Pattern/sketch driven component pattern: I edit the pattern to base it on a different feature.
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3 days ago
Hello all, I'm having a problem moving/rotating a part that I've just inserted into my assembly, which contains parts and assemblies. Previous parts/assemblies can be moved.
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3 days ago
Is there a way to automatically compare threaded or clearance holes to the threaded fastener? The problem I've had on occasion is that I have a bolt from the toolbox in an assembly but I have the threaded hole incorrect (either diameter or pitch). I know this is my error but it would be really nice if SW could detect and alert me if the hole feature doesn't match the bolt. This is probably a long shot but I see some really handy things people have done that I didn't even think would be possible.
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3 days ago
Hello, I need help to assemble a rack and pinion gear Good for you! What is your question?
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3 days ago
I have been cruising here looking for more information of weld beads and not finding the answers I need. I generally prefer to just use weld symbols but most of our welders either don't look at them nor know what they mean so the beads and caterpillars would convey the meaning more clearly. I have a weldment (not a SW weldment) that utilizes tabs and slots along with a lot of skip welds.
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7 days ago
Interference Detection Tool You cannot exclude components from an interference detection calculation unless you suppress them. However, what if there was an additional option to select and exclude components within the dialog.
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7 days ago
I have assembly and part files which include prefix in the name: 'AAA'. I have now some development, let's call it 'XXX' request and I want to use 'AAA' Model as a base model. I make a copy of it using Pack&Go and exported 'AAA' to new location but changed the prefix to 'XXX'.
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7 days ago
I think I've seen this before, but the Quick mates menu/toolbar isn't working. ,context toolbar
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7 days ago
Have you noticed that the Assembly Visualization tool changed its behaviour in SW 2018? Instead of providing the report and leaving the components' appearances unchanged, now it paints them by default (the vertical slide bar is activated by default). In SW 2017 the user controls if and when the components get to be repainted.
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7 days ago
When we consider troubleshooting large assembly slow-down, SOLIDWORKS 2018 made a first step in the right direction by introducing theAssembly Open Progress Indicatorand by enhancing thePerformance Evaluationreporting. A few screenshots, showing examples for the feedback provided by the Assembly Open Progress Indicator (AOPI):
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9 days ago
Morning All, I'm new to solid works and I'm wondering if there is a way change the default settings for the distance and and angle defaults. They are currently at 1.00 and 30 deg. Strange as it may seem that value is assigned via theTools > Options > System options > Spin Box Incrementssettings.
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9 days ago
Hi i used to have an assembly of my machine bed where I used to just insert components, mate the bottom face to the top plane and drag it or mate it to where i need it onto the table. After downloading 2018 i didn't save this assembly and need to know how i can remake it. I'm not sure now how i can get my component onto my machine without this set up and can't believe how difficult and complicated it seems to be to remake it as all it was was a 1500x1500 rectangle on the top plane with X0Y0
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9 days ago