I got a problem regarding in contact stress between two cylinders(static simulation in solid works). When i run the simulation and looking at the results of contact pressure (see in vector plot), the max stress is not exactly in axial direction. The maximum stress in axial direction is achieved when the mesh size is above 2mm but the results are not matching with the calculations, with fine mesh at contact location can match the calculation but the axial stress is not in center exactly. Any
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So I was under the impression that Solidworks Electrical had over 500,000 parts form different suppliers in their library. However after paying for the software I found these had to be downloaded from their portal (which is fine) but what I've now realised is that 99% of these parts are incomplete. In Solidworks Electrical almost all of them don't have the most basic information needed to make line drawings/schematics/3d assemblies. Surely I must be missing something - does anyone know if these
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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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So I am at my wits end with the bloody program! It crashes often both on my laptop and PC and each time I lose valuable time and money. I can replicate the crashes easily and I want to know what is causing them and how I can fix them. One example is when working with sheetmetal, often if I open up a part and unsuppress one of the unfold commands it will crash.
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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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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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I am working on a project to render a SolidWorks assembly and show it in a home environment. To save time, I suggested looking on TurboSquid to see if they could find something they liked. Here is a link to what they purchased:
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Joule Heating Tutorial Is there any tutorial for setting up a Joule heating simulation or does anybody have any tips? We have a need to run a study using it but I am not sure what inputs are required to start such a study.
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Let me preface this post with a profound thank you. As a beginner-to-intermediate SW user, I make frequent reference to these forums and can usually resolve my issues without posting. So again, thank you to everyone for sharing your knowledge!
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I found this article and peaked my curiosity. What's your go-to music while you work?
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Is there any hot key to toggle between these options? Why you need hotkey while you can enter the number same way for both
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2 ч назад
Thanks to the great help here my PDM task worked great for a few weeks, until we updated to Solidworks 2018, which no longer supports ExportFlatPatternView. I now have to use ExportToDWG2 which is much more complicated to use.
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3 ч назад
I have been looking at every PDM admin related question and discussion I can get my hands on to learn what other PDM admins are doing, and find whats good and bad or things that cause issues. I have created this discussion to hopefully start a valuable discussion that others who are just starting as PDM admins can look at to learn from others experience and expertise. Feel free to post links to valuable topics that have already been discussed. Topics to discuss here:
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in the Static Study can anyone tell me what the difference betweenApplying a forceandApplying a pressure? if this question is any where else i apologize i couldn't find any. Basically, Force can be applied to a point where you need a face to apply pressure
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Just that. When I start a drawing packet for a multibody sheetmetal part, when I select body, then flatten part.... oh wow does it hate that. takes 2 minutes minimum of spinning blue ring for a part with 1 bend... upwards of 10 for something with a few more normal cuts and up to 4 bends. Most are convert from solid sheet metal parts, with features put in them afterwords.
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4 ч назад
I just tried to create a Stand Alone Application. However i tried to connect to my current Solidworks App.
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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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5 ч назад
Did you know that Solidworks rescinded the ability to activate your license on two separate machines? This was super handy when you had a portable laptop and an office computer setup. Or, some call it a "home" license, allowing you to activate at the office and at home. Now we have to transfer our license between the computers or purchase an additional license for the second machine.
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5 ч назад
Really bizarre behavior I'm seeing. When closing a part or assembly that has been modified (indicated by the * next to the file name), I am not prompted to save the changes and they are automatically discarded. This is normal behavior of the document is read-only, but I am experiencing this with non-read-only documents. I have to manually hit ctrl+S to save the document before exiting, otherwise all my changes are lost.
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For practice, I've been modeling parts from the Model Mania challenge and I have a question on the 2002 part. After figuring out how to model the part, I would dimension the part in a drawing document, just for practice. One of my dimension on the part isn't correct. After adding a Draft to get me angles, it changed my dimension from 7mm to 7.08mm.
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Modeling thermal path through screw I am trying to figure out how to model the heat path through a screw head and into the bodies that the screw is joining together, mainly being a conduction heat transfer problem. My problem is that when I use the toolbox 100 deg screw, simulation obviously says there is interference between the screw and the body it goes into.
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6 ч назад
I am a student member of an SAE Baja team. We have a 4 axis plasma table on the way that should be able to do our tube notching off of the cad models. In order to do so we need a flattened or unrolled version of the tubes that can then be exported as a DXF file. Below are images of an example tube and the desired result.
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When I export my treehouse structure to an excel spreadsheet it only pulls from the custom properties not the configuration specific. Is there any way to get it to pull the configuration specific properties into the spreadsheet when it exports? I can verify that I have the same issue when exporting to excel.
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