I'm creating a configurable standard pressure vessel assembly and I need some suggestions for a sub-assembly I would like to promote in the main assembly. I'll try my best to describe what I would like to see as best as I can. The pressure vessel can have a number of nozzle connections depending on the specific need and/or function.
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14 hours ago
Hello all. Still my first week of using Solid Works and this forum. Many years using CAD starting in 1990. Just came from Solid Edge.
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16 hours ago
COMPLETE newbie OK. I looked through forums and blogs for a week before deciding to post my "issue" I am trying to learn how to mate this pad onto the cylinder in the orientation that I want.
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22 hours ago
I have always used the Lock Rotation option in my Concentric Mates, because, coming from a Pro/E background, I am conditioned to need everything fully constrained. I recently did a consolidation exercise, in which I took the Options settings from another user's system and applied them to mine, using the Copy Settings wizard - I decided my settings were too 'idiosyncratic', so I wanted to have us all working with something that looked similar.
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1 day ago
Driving component dimensions through assembly equations I am creating an assembly of a pressure vessel to be used through a spreadsheet input in the design table rather than generating configurations, there are too many options required to make configurations feasible. One problem I am coming across is when I attempt to modify dimensions in components with multiple configurations.
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1 day ago
How do I remove appearances defined in an assembly without affecting the sub assembly or part file appearances? When looking at the assembly I see all appearances that were defined in part files or at the assembly level.
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1 day ago
Hi. I want to fix a gear in space but let it to rotate. In Inventor I can make assembly level axis in the center of a gear and fix axis in space. And then mate gear to it.
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2 days ago
I understand solidworks have tools to perform tolerance study. But can it extend to study the impact to moving parts? i.e. if I have a few moving parts making up an arm each has some gaps and fabrication tolerance, is there a tool that can simulate or determine if the resultant assembly would have problem with arm's function?
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3 days ago
route lines Is there a feature to expedite creating route lines? some feature that associates routing line to the parts mates?
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4 days ago
Out of the box, the only way I know how to apply a certain property to an instance of a component, is by using the Component Reference Field. It is great, because it could be shown in BOM, could be used in advanced selection and other processes.
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6 days ago
Assembly Modeling 2010 Training files Does anyone know where I can get the assembly modeling Training exercise files for Solidworks 2010. I went thru the class sometime ago and I want to refresh my knowledge but I'm missing the training/exercise files (Solid Model) that are needed to for the course.
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6 days ago
When opening a Step file, I have Solidworks set so that multiple bodies are imported as parts. Can SW be set to make any parts/sub-assemblies generated by the step file virtual by default? The long-winded way I have to do this currently is open the Step file as normal, save the resulting imported files, highlight all in the tree and select "Make Virtual", save the assembly again, then delete the redundant part/sub-assembly files.
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8 days ago
Large Assembly Performance Discussion I would like to start a discussion on performance with large
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8 days ago
I have an assembly which I created with 4 configurations, each configuration with slightly different equation parameters. It was fully functional up until I saved and closed the file. I opened it up later and now I'm faced with this:
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8 days ago
I have created a custom part template, with my own properties linking to my title block on drawings. Right now it works fine creating a drawing from a part, I get all the properties on to the drawing.
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9 days ago
I have a STEP file I open in SW. Although I saved it as a SW file with all the parts but I don't see the AssemblyXpert under Tools that I can check. Does anyone have a solution? Thanks in advance!
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10 days ago
pattern driven component pattern mirrored parts Hi Guys, I often mirror sheet metal parts, and also often use 'pattern driven component pattern' using components like nuts and bolts. Using pattern driven component pattern on the parent part is no problem, but it won't let me use the same feature inside the mirrored part, even if I select 'use hole wizard data'.
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10 days ago
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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13 days ago
I am using SW 2016 SP 1 - I had this same problem with 2014 and 2015. When I add a part or sub-assembly to an assembly, then go to the drawing to see the items are added.
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13 days ago
SOLIDWORKS has introduced solutions that allow you to more quickly interact with your dataset. One of the more flexible methods that have been implemented isLightweight Mode. From the Help:
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13 days ago
Just Curious (_$$dummy@@_) Anyone know why this "_$$dummy@@_" keeps showing up in my tree? If I ctrl-q it goes away.
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14 days ago
solidworks 2013 can you copy a part in an assembly drawing? I could mirror the part, setting up another plane etc, but I cannot seem to linear pattern the part in a Z direction either, or do I just insert the part again? I know of no reason why you couldn't linear pattern the Part in the Z direction.
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14 days ago
I am getting the following error message when trying to open a large assembly: "One of the current assembly components has been modified outside the context of the assembly."
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14 days ago
I have encoutnered an issue that I never had before. the assembly file i downloaded from my supplier
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15 days ago