I get the error that "This part has more than one open contour" when I try to extrude my sketch. I've no idea what a contour in solidworks means. As you can tell, I'm new to this software. I attached the file below, any help would be appreciated.
I am having trouble creating the intersection and splitting the bodies. When I am in the feature, it looks like it will work, but once I press the checkmark, it doesn't do anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Problems with mirroring sheet metal part Hi - I am trying to mirror a simple part using the sheet metal features and keep coming up with this error, "To mirror a sheet metal part, please select a face of the sheet metal part as the mirror plane / face". The preview shows me what I am looking for as a result, however the error is preventing me from completing the command.
I have a small assembly, that I am setting up for our users to be able to easily edit, based on the depth of the body we are using. Currently I have the rivet holes set up and defined for the largest assembly. When the part is shrunk down to the next size the holes tend to "move" up instead of staying where I would think they should be. I am not sure how to fix this, or if it is even possible to do so.
I am trying to create a fish-scale type pattern on a non-symmetrical cylinder and was playing around with the wrap feature but not getting exactly what I was looking for. Wondering if anyone had any ideas. I've been toying with the idea of making it out of projected lines and then thickening them up but I think this will become too involved and complicated. The other consideration I had was making the individual scales a deboss using a circular pattern but SW is not really liking that.
Exploded View Issues When I make an exploded view and I have to modify positions later sometimes the parts will "bounce back" to their original position after modifying other stuff. If I edit an exploded step to add/remove features, other exploded steps move back to a previous position.
Using a top down approach I'm OK with creating dimn refs across components, but how can I make a male thread = the existing female? Cheers, S If you would like better help just attach your .SLDPRT file to you forum post and many here will be pleased to advise you.
I am trying to create a shell which will be 3D Printed. The goal is to design the shell so that if you sliced it at any point of its height, the 2D thickness of the cross-section would be equal at all points. To accomplish this, I would like to offset a 3D surface in only two dimensions.
Trying to thicken a ship hull, but I get the error Failed to offset or face could not be deleted? It's hard to know things like this won't work unless you have a lot of experience with failure. One thing is that you've got areas of the edge between the side and the bottom that transition from tangent to not tangent.
I want to save a few selection sets of components in an assembly. However, because the assy has hundreds of parts all in various level sub-assys the easiest way to do this is to ctrl+click in the 3Dwindow the parts I want. Saving this as a selection set will obviously only take the faces, not the body/components.
I am trying to import a curve from *.dat file to solidworks. I am using the "curve through xyz points" option and the curve is dislayed in the drawing window. Then, i could not extrude the curve or use any other features on the curve. Pls advice
So I've added a bunch of weldment profiles from the web to my weldment profile directory. Solidworks detects the folder I created "8020" however, I cannot select or use any of the profiles. Any idea how to fix? thanks
I have an issue, where Solidworks refuses to allow me to add a mate for a connecting rod. I have two rotating assemblies and a rotating arm mated together. At the top is a common axle, which Assembly 1, and a rotating arm, are attached to.
Is it possible to drive the length of a cylinder of a certain diameter from the volume of another part? I'm thinking about using an equation but how do I get the volume from a different model? That model is also split and I want it's total combined volume. I want the total volume of SPF1753-HS1 to drive the length of SPF1753-CO.
What I did: I offsetted a surface 0.188 units away from the surface of the extrude of the 0.6875 diameter circle. But I don't know how to ensure that the angle is 60 degrees. Don't use a surface offset, use a revolved cut with the sketch profile set to the 60 degree angle.
I am new for solidworks and I am not quite sure if this is the right section to ask this question. I have imported feature and I need to simply the file by removing the features, like fillets from the original drawing. I tried to use direct editing, but it only allowed to modify the radius.