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I work with a lot of large assemblies that contain multiple sub-assemblies. Whenever someone changes the hidden/shown state of a part from the top level assembly, it over-rides the hidden/shown state of that part in the sub-assembly (a part can be hidden in the top level, but when the sub-assembly is opened it will still be shown). The problem this sometimes presents, is that the sub-assembly loses control, so any display states that are setup in the sub-assembly no longer work correctly, which
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1 hour ago
Every time I have used Toolbox this pops up then and now. I have tried to change settings in "toolbox settings" but to no avail. How exactly can I stop this box from popping up.
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2 hours ago
Mechanical Mate In this video Concentric Mate has been used to align nut and bolt. After that this Concentric Mate has been supressed to create a Mechanical Screw Mate between Nut & Bolt.
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17 hours ago
I am creating 3D sketches in an assembly with entities in the middle of the parts. When I try to add a dimension to a sketched line I can't place the dimension because if I click SW tries to select the face that is behind my cursor instead of just placing the dimension where I have it. You can see in my screenshot below that SW highlights a face orange and if I click (intending to just place the dimension I have created) it will instead try to add that face to the dimension selections. Is there
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1 day ago
This is driving me crazy and I thought it should be easy. I mate this rack and pinion assembly per the help file and I am at a lost as to why the pinion does not move after mating. The problem stems from conflicting parallel/perpendicular faces.
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2 days ago
I need to model 1/2" tape coming off of a 12" reel and going through a series or rollers. Now this doesn't sound like too big of a deal. But the tricky part is that I need to have the tape twist 90 degrees as the rollers change it's direction. What's the best way to do this?
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2 days ago
So we are a die shop and we take customer parts and because solidworks is Y up instead of Z up like every other industry. I have to Take customer parts and start an assembly and move the part around until it looks tipped right. then I can start the die design how ever I have to go through about an hours wroth of work before I can die lock. How can I get around this? Cause I spend an hour just to find out I have to start all over.
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2 days ago
I was wondering if there is a way to eliminate all lightening and textures applied to parts in an assembly. I just want the part to be a plain color with zero effects. Kept playing around with the lightening trying to get the appearance that I want - but it is just a nightmare . Attached is the end result of the appearance of the part for a cylinder.
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2 days ago
Hi i need to do exhibit (3D model) for an exhibition, with this corner cut into 3 axes. Tags: none (add) broken-out section
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2 days ago
I have a assembly and want to create a bom from all items of underlaying assemblies but i dont want sheet items and length items from cutlists . Is there a simple way to disable this ?
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2 days ago
Design bearing rail guided table? I have some experience with Autodesk but none with SolidWorks. I am applying for an internship and there is some expectation of skill involving CAD.
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2 days ago
I recently noticed that the incorrect material had been selected for one of our bolts. I changed it via the configuration wizard, but it won't update the assy. In Inventor, you had to refresh the library items with a 'click-of-a-button' icon in the editor.
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2 days ago
I want to make my cylinder have a basic always rating in my family more a running length (which can be changed at any length but this more the base). Then I have the stem of the cylinder which must be the master one says you measure 10 of stroke more the initial base of the stem. But this one is not the same base as the cylinder. So my question is how to make it there are two different initial base for each object but while being linked by the race which is variable?
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2 days ago
I am trying to animate my overhead rail conveyor, however, when I click on motion study, solidworks 2017 tells me my assembly mates are over defined. I need these mates so my components along the path mate can move according along the sketch. Also, as I drag the components along the path, the components of solid works is poor and laggy. I've attatched the file.
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3 days ago
I have an assembly that uses a part file (this file has many configurations). I added some new configurations to the part file, but now I can't select those configurations in the assembly design table. I can't select them in the dropdown or by manually typing them. It only shows about 1/4 of the configurations in the design table.
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3 days ago
I have a large assembly of a chemical plant with over 30,000 parts. I have 64G of ram but SW is only using 7G. SW is slow. Need to load all models in full to send to customer in a SAT file.
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3 days ago
I have a part that is gray and black. When place it in the assembly, the black color disappears. All parts in the assembly appear in a gray color and all parts put into that assembly change to the gray color.
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3 days ago
I have an assembly that has a sub-assembly and some other parts in it. We have several of them that are basically the same except for the sub-assembly is different (all the parts are the same). We have a “cloning” process where we make new assemblies from old ones by copy and paste in Windows Explorer, re-name and change the sub-assembly reference during the open dialog box. For the first time in years of doing this, when I try to change the sub-assembly reference, it says that it (the current
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3 days ago
Moving exploded view components into subassemblys Don't you love when management comes up with a new way of organizing structures to make their life easier and wants your models changed to reflect their ideas?
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3 days ago
I have a bolt that has shaded cosmetic thread in it, but when transferred into an assy in order to "alter" the standard bolt to a specialized bolt, the shaded/cosmetic threads are not showing up even though I have them turned on in the properties. I have them turned on in the dwg as well and they aren't showing there either.
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3 days ago
I have tried selecting/deselecting the individual parts, changing orientations, selecting "create opposite hand", etc... But haven't had any luck. The parts themselves don't required opp-hand mirrored versions.
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3 days ago
Tracking down offending files I have a rather large assembly with a bunch of sub assemblies that I packed. No matter what I do with the file I can't seem to get it to open when I'm not connected to the network from where the pack came from.
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4 days ago
Annotation, Show DimXpert Annotations I'm having trouble viewing DimXpert annotations in both parts and assemblies.
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4 days ago
When I try to mate parts/assemblies to a pipe routing section I get the following message: If I check the box then the piping moves to attach to the part/assembly or if I un-check and select okay the part/assembly mates how I like. Is there a way to disable or turn this warning off?
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4 days ago