Is there a way to make lines snap to the nearest orthogonal direction see picture below. I want to draw lines Along X, along Y , along Z by SW inferring a direction when I get close (snap behavior) It's difficult to get it to show up in a screenshot, but when placing lines in a 3d sketch, when it gets close you should get an icon beside your cursor that says XY (or whatever is appropriate).
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46 minutes 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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3 hours ago
Is there a way to get a macro to rename a prefix of a part number using #task. Or better yet have it do this when you use #task generate drawing macro. Example of what I am doing -
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4 hours ago
i have seen some annoying behavior and i think i've seen this in 2014 as well as 2017 that i'm using now. the assembly consists of several sheet metal parts, all of which have a "flat pattern" configuration. as we all know when we turn a sheet metal part into a flat pattern it creates a sketch that defines the border and bend lines. typically this sketch is only visible and active while in the "flat pattern" configuration. now my issue is that i open the higher level assembly and all of these
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6 hours ago
I try to create an exploded assembly by using the exploded feature. This feature does its job well and the parts collapse in the proper manner. However, when I try to animate the collapse by right clicking on the exploded feature in the configurations tab, it performs the animation and gets stuck. Supposedly I am supposed to see an Animation Toolbar appear, but no extra toolbar appears.
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7 hours ago
From the beginning SW had part file,assembly file and drawing file.Later (SW2004) we get possibility to have several bodies inside one file. But after this I think SW went wrong way:they made weldments which contains a lot of bugs up to now (SW2018): I found out that PTC Creo use usual assembly for weldments.In this case it is not necessary to make cut-list, their cut-list properties,derived parts with transfer of cut-list properties to file properties and so on.
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7 hours ago
Earlier today I was modifying a model and deleted a hole wizard hole. The delete dialog box showed the usual stuff associated with a hole wizard feature plus two features called aligngroups These holes were originally created at the top-level assembly and propogated to this part.
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7 hours ago
Trouble with Mates How is it possible to have everything fully constrained but the assembly is still under defined? Also, how can all of my mates be good, then I delete a part and a majority of my mates become over constrained?
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8 hours ago
I want to create a sketch to represent a custom mounting point and use it in multiple places in my assembly. The issue I've had is that I am still testing the mounting point design, and will probably need to edit it in the future. Is there any way to make my design flexible?
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11 hours ago
I'm struggling with the tutorials! So frustrating. Features can't be constructed and I can't tell why. I try to go back and fix them, but the feature closes out and I have to start over.
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12 hours ago
Whenever I try to edit a sketch which was extruded, SW 2017 won't let me do it without creating errors for all of the preceding items in the model tree. This is frustrating, because I am so new to the software. PTC Creo allows you to edit your sketches after extrusion...
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13 hours ago
I have modeled a sheetmetal box and when i unfold it, there is a bounding box that shows up to show the smallest size sheet that i need to cut this piece out of. That is good and all, but how do i get that view of it unfolded with the bounding box into a drawing so i can dimension it?
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13 hours ago
mirror part orientation Not sure if this is a bug or not, but I'm trying to mirror a part in my drawing, and none of the 4 orientations give me the desired result. The only way to make it work is to select "Create opposite hand version" which creates a new part file, even though it is a simple flat plate (left and right should be exact same part).
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14 hours ago
So I screwed up all of my dimensions in a design. I thought the "radius" measure was actually a "diameter" measure, so all of my dimensions are 2 times too large. I know that scaling a part in SW 2017 does not scale the dimensions as well, but I was wondering if the scaling factor would at least carry over to a larger assembly?
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14 hours ago
I swear to the Heavenly father that if this software doesn't improve during 2018 this company is going to crap-can it. Almost $10K a year to maintain something that doesn't work. Simple assembly.
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15 hours ago
Hello SOLIDWORKS Power-Users and welcome to the simplest WPUC so far. For10,000 pointsand eternal glory create an assembly that contains thebiggest number of part components.
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16 hours ago
I am trying to show that a complex part can be maneuvered out of a circular hole within a motion study for a presentation. I know it will not be able to be done in 1 step, so I planned on using a series of motors to rotate it then move it in a straight line. It seemed logical enough even if it isn't the best way. But, the rotary motor is not working and I am not sure why.
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16 hours ago
I have made a SW assembly from inserting separate SW parts . I am trying to send a single assembly file without including all the attached component files along with it - ie I wish to embed the component files in one single assembly . I cant seem to find any break external reference option for the parts and haven't come across anything on the forum that seems to make sense here
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16 hours ago
I've referred to using Plate in weldments on several Forum posts, and a member contacted me about sharing my files, so I created this Discussion in case someone else is interested. For some background, a few years ago I created a folder with some plate profiles (simple rectangle sketches, centered on the origin, with additional points for alternate insertion locations).
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17 hours ago
sunil kumar pandey Please check this post and share more details:Some very important steps if you are a NEW FORUM USER....
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18 hours ago
Merging part with many faces Hi, I have a part with an incredible number of faces. I would like to find a way to make this part have one face/surface.
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18 hours ago
will anyone please tell me how to I make any design with the help of images. Jive Software Version: 2016.3.9.0, revision: 20171215204634.b96715f.release_2016.3.9
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18 hours ago
Just a quick heads up, if anyone is having difficulties to vote it could be because you are required to first vote on how the R&D resources should be allocated. Use this link for that:https://forum.solidworks.com/community/solidworks-world-2018-top-ten-list After that no one should have difficulties voting.
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19 hours ago
By default the 3D dimensions I insert into an assembly are grey and hard to see. Is there any way to change the colour? Can't find any way to do it...
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21 hours ago