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I would like to create a feature that seems simple enough from a machining perspective but I can't figure out how to model it in SW. I want to create a radial slot in the surface of a cylinder wall. To machine this feature, I would mount the cylinder on the 4th axis so the end mill is aligned with the radius of the cylindar. The cut would start with plunging the end mill through the cylinder wall and then rotating the cylinder about its axis while moving the end mill axially to create a pattern.
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1 hour ago
In SW2017, When doing fonts on a part, the size of the font changes back to default everytime I change the dimension (locating font on the part). In order for the font to go back to the correct size you have to double click it,once doing that it just pops back to the correct size. In the attached Image you can see the how the font shrinks (in yellow) then once you double click it returns to the correct size (in blue). Has anyone else had this problem?
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2 hours ago
I have a part file called spacer. I set up different configuration to show different length. (The part is like a ruler with 10mm in thickness). I use this part quite a lot in my assembly.
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2 hours ago
I have this in assemble but one part isn't a "solid" and I really need to get the outline of this shape transferred to the other piece so I can laser cut it. Tell me what I'm doing wrong or a method on getting there. I have a good many more parts to make like this so figuring out how to get this done is important.
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17 hours ago
I wondered if there was a way to grow the surface of a part that might be quite complex, a bit like scaling but not the same. i mean grow the part like it had a 0.25mm thick layer of plating equally all over? What I actually want to do is create a pocket into which my part fits, but I want it to easily fit - with a clearance. But the part shape is quite complex.
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20 hours ago
I am working on a project where I need to determine the volume between two 3D scanned objects. Because 3D scan data is produced as a point cloud, I have used Meshlab to create a mesh and FreeCad to create a solid part. The solid part can then be imported into SolidWorks and the Tool -> Mass Properties option can determine the volume of that part. So far these steps work for finding the volume of one 3D scan data object.
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20 hours ago
I want to change the material to fiberglass so I can have an accurate weight in my drawing. I looked through the materials and found several glass fiber materials. Which one do I use for a mailbox?
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21 hours ago
File size increase after updating configuration I have a multi-body part with 230 features. I have several configurations set up to show different sections of the part.
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22 hours ago
Has anyone experienced working on a part file and suddenly find that the solid body becomes completely invisible on the screen but still exists and is "shown" not hidden? If I roll up and down in the feature tree sometimes I can get it to reappear, other times I toggle the hide/show option on the body to get it to display, and other times it just will not display anymore. The oddest thing of it all is that I can still select faces on the model and highlight the edges, but I can't see anything
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23 hours ago
Configuration order problem I have a sheet metal box. If I want to show the door open at different angle, do I add configuration in the part file or assembly file?
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23 hours ago
I have some models where I need to know the limits of the thread cut-out, but I also keep losing track of which holes are tapped, and which aren't Is there any way to set the thread to always show a cosmetic image so I can keep track? Or do I have to add manually?
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1 day ago
Ok, so my coworker was trying to make an extrude off of another planar surface by offsetting the whole sketch (a rectrangle with fillet corners) by 0.0001". The preview shows what you would expect (a shelf of .0001"), but when the model rebuils, SW decided to just merge it into one! So, really there is a tiny taper, like a loft. Very weird!
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1 day ago
Quick question - I think the answer is "NO" but I thought I'd ask anyway. Can I use a design table to control the "Driven" state of a dimension in multiple configuraitons?
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1 day ago
There is probably a pretty simple solution to it but I haven't found it yet. I just selected 4 edges and placed a 5/8" x 30° chamfer on those edges. As you can see on the print below 2 went 30° from the bottom and 2 went 30° from the side. Is there a way to select the edges to make them all cut the same?
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1 day ago
I am trying to go through a tutorial on how to model a Lamborghini aventador and I don't see the option for planes when I click reference geometry. How do I fix that? Thank you in advance.
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1 day ago
Appearances Having a small issue with Appearances. When I apply it to my part at assembly level, it changes a pastel color that I don't want. Even if I have this option turned of in the 'Edit Material', it still shows anyway.
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2 days ago
problem updating coustom properties I am trying to use “Task Scheduler” to change some text in
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2 days ago
Hello SOLIDWORKS Power-Users and welcome to the 10th WPUC! Other than having fun solving riddles, the goal of this week's WPUC is the same as always: facilitate through brainstormingthe finding of new techniques for the benefit of the SOLIDWORKS Community.
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2 days ago
So I had this tricky sheet metal part to model for a customer . I couldn't seem to build the part and then add the cut out on the top with out errors (This feature can not be unbent). So I made pre cuts to make them separate flanges running on the same plane. if you have a look at the pictures of the part you can see I have these 3 flanges coming off the one over 90° bend. Then I add the next flange at 90° and tried to merge this area all together with drawing in the relief . but if I merge
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2 days ago
One of our users created a part file yesterday and saved it. When he opened the file this morning, all of the geometry was missing (no features in the tree), and the origin and default planes were missing. The options to show the origin and default planes are set to "show". No other part files are affected and opening the "corrupt" file on another machine has the same missing items.
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2 days ago
I can't open the 3D model from McMaster-Carr because I older version of SW. I selected the step file but don't know how to save Parasolid (*.x_t) file to part file. There is no options for me to choose. Thank you
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2 days ago
I was under the impression that when your drawing screen was in the 4 view port configuration, when you edit a spline handle it was supposed to move co planar to the active view port ONLY. That doesn't seem to be the case. When I move a spline handle in the "right" view port I see it get whacked out in the "top" view port.
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2 days ago
I'm trying to dimension two circles, and when I put the dimensions on, the following happens (the circles are 2" and 2.5" - the numbers are correct, but the lines aren't to the edge of the circles): When I take out the break view, they instantly "snap" into the position I want them to appear:
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2 days ago
hello guys i have a problem for drawing a sheet metal part and it show me this massage " unable to convert this part to a new sheet metal part.this feature can be only applied to a part with a uniform thickness ". i have louver in curved face and i create a forming tool as attached then i need to make hemming at sheet edge but it show this massage any one can help me ?
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2 days ago