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I've used Solidworks in school but now that I have to for work, I'm trying to improve my skills and do things more efficiently. While sketching a hole, I tried to add relations to make it in the centre of a rectangular passage but could not seem to do it. I know that I could very easily draw a construction line and fix the centre of the circle to that line, but is there no way no use relations to place it in the mid point of the rectangle?
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20 hours ago
I am trying to recreate a simple electronic part in Solidworks. I got the IGES model from Digi-Key, but I need to modify it so the leads are poking through the circuit board housing. I tried sketching the geometry on a face and then extruding the housing from that sketch, but when I delete the imported model I get errors saying "This sketch contains dimensions or relations to model geometry which no longer exists." If I delete all the dependencies on the original geometry then it tells me, "
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1 day ago
I have been attempting to make a rough sketch of a gear to show someone just a little of what I know but I have encountered a situation where a line says that it coincides with the arc of a circle but it isn't connected and so does not count as a closed sketch. You can see the coincident boxes where it should be attached but the rectangle is not shaded grey. Here is an up close view of the supposed coincident
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1 day ago
Hello Mac- Look in the Help File, Insert Curve.
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5 days ago
Why are many constraints, such as tangents, removed when you create a sketch block from entities? I understand that all external relations and dimensions need to be deleted. But how can I keep the internal relations when creating a sketch block?
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5 days ago
Is there a way to get the path length from a 3D sketch into a design table? The path length dimension tool works great for 2D sketches but is not available in 3D sketches? The only way i can do it is to use fit spline to make it one spline, then RMB and simplify curve, you can then dimension it.
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7 days ago
Multi-wall ok, the above photo shows my newest assignment. Here is my question.
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7 days ago
Please seeHow can I attach a file to a forum post?, especially the part about not attaching .rar files. And you've gotten several replies back onwhy excrute boss in there. Can you please reply back there to let us know if any of the replies you got helped?
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8 days ago
Probably because that's not a closed profile (assuming I understand the question). Add a line where shown below and try again to see if that gets the result you want. Ruben Rodolfo BalderramaMay 14, 2018 11:14 AM(in response to Rafi Amarta) You can't do this one?
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9 days ago
Basic question here...I'd like to use notes within sketches to clarify intent and label various elements for documentation purposes. Things like "This inside edge should not be smaller than ...". The idea is to be able to run through the sketches in six months or a year and understand what's going on quickly due to the notes.
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11 days ago
Ok, so this book is explaining nothing to me. Here is the instructions from the book. On opposite side is just a picture of what we are supposed to be drawing. Been here 2 hours and nothing so far.
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13 days ago
Offset Entities Bug? I'm getting some funny behavior when using the sketch tool "Offset Entities". I select the tool, enter the value, and check the box for "Reverse"...
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13 days ago
Just a quick question (I hope). I'm using SW2009, and having inconsistent problems selecting edges of cylinders in my sketches, either to add a mate or convert entity. Sometimes I'm able to, sometimes not. This morning I found that I was able to select an edge if it was the first thing I did in the sketch, but not if I drew other lines first.
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13 days ago
Ello all. New student here:) Today is my first day ever using solid works.
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15 days ago
I have been using SW 2017-2018 since it was released, and it worked fine for a while. I dident have to use it for a few months and when i came back to it SW constantly crashed when trying to sketch. I have an Nvidea GTX 1070 and know its on the naughty list as far as using approved graphics cards. But it worked, for a long time, and now it wont.
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16 days ago
Today my instructor is gone to a conference for the school. So i can not ask him any questions. In the pic bellow, i am on step 3. Step 1 and 2 were to create a sketch, then revolve it.
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19 days ago
When one of our users creates a sketch off the front or right datum planes, the X, Y & Z directions go wonky. It doesn't matter which side of the datum plane he chooses. The top view is fine, but if he selects the front datum to place a sketch, the Z points down instead of up. I looked at the options, but I didn't see anything amiss.
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20 days ago
Ok, in my class we are following a book by Paul Tran. I had a question on why he chose to draw the part the way he did and my instructor and i seem to think it has something to do with machining the part. Here is a picture of the part with fully constrained dimensions.
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21 days ago
I have encountered an extremely annoying problem that's driving me insane - i have 2 points in a sketch the WILL NOT delete no matter what I do. I keep getting the error -"Sketch endpoints and center points cannot be deleted unless the endpoint is a split point of a curve." To keep things simple I have deleted every thing else in the entire file and left just this 1 sketch with the 2 dud points enclosed by a simple rectangle for easy locating.
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21 days ago
Hello. First off, thank you all for such a warm welcome on my past posts. I am back with a question regarding systems options and settings.
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22 days ago
Problems when editing sketch Hello, Let's see if someone can help me please.
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25 days ago
Circle is a 2D sketch on the front plane. Other sketch is 3D. What is the meaning of this arrow mark? Circle is on the front plane therefore it is understood.
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28 days ago
I would like to be able to change the state of geometry in a sketch from "construction" geometry to "sketch" geometry within the same sketch based on different configurations. Much like you can have different values for a dimension for different configurations. Is this something SW can do now or something they could do as an enhancement request? Would it be difficult?
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29 days ago
In projected curve, sketch on sketch option produces this result. Are you able to understand this? What are you trying to accomplish?
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29 days ago