I've looked through the forum about using the scale feature/function to reduce or enlarge the size of a model. What I find amusing is that the icon itself for 'Scale' actually depicts an enlargement. Why do I find this amusing? Because it seems that on my SW2016 SP3 that's all I can do..... enlarge.
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47 minutes ago
Hole Wizard selecting near side countersink after creating countersunk hole Hi, When I use the hole wizard to create a countersunk hole it creates it as it should, but when I use the hole wizard again and select a different hole type, the 'Near side countersink' option is always ticked. It is really annoying and sometimes I forget that it has been ticked and add the extra feature, the countersink dimensions are equal to that of the last countersunk hole size I used.
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4 hours ago
scaling down knitted surface (solid) I cant seem to scale down the knitted surfaces even though i made them into a solid, does anyone know why?
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6 hours ago
Looking for the best way to create a rack & pinion from scratch SW 2018 Standard. Thanks Rick but I am running SolidWorks Standard which does not include the Tool Box. I want to design from scratch.
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9 hours ago
Is anyone have trouble with the variable radius not working in 2018? See below images. This is the preview window.
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11 hours ago
Assembly cuts from part sketch? This is a difficult question. I'm looking for any method to accomplish the following.
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12 hours ago
Attached is my very first Solid works part. And it has a problem. The software think's it's and imported part (I get a green arrow). in addition it can't be deleted or copied inside an assembly.
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13 hours ago
I'm sure there is a shortcut for this, but I can't find it. When I mate a screw to a hole, I select the OD of the screw and the ID of the hole and SW helpfully pops up the mate menu, where I click Concentric.
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13 hours ago
Was hoping someone could help me with this problem I've been battling with for a couple of days. I have a 3D sketch with a helix (created by converting entities). The axis of the helix is vertical (the Y axis), the line is sitting on the top plane along the Z axis. I have an arc connecting the two but if I make the arc tangent to both the helix and the line then the sketch is over-constrained.
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14 hours ago
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
While trying to find a problem, I came up with this question. Figured it would be useful to have something like this when troubleshooting. The only thing close that I could find was filtering the featuremanager. The problem is that only works with sketches that haven't been renamed...
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15 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
I want to apply the extruded boss feature but just on the corners of the part, can you please help me. I attached a file of the part. I don't think that I understand what you want to do.
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16 hours ago
What command can I use to obtain a molded part if i have their mold: ,plastic injection mold making
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16 hours ago
See that attached video. In this particular assembly, I have 1 sub assembly and everything is fully mated (except the one fitting). The sub assembly is fixed. There are no mates on the fitting at all.
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16 hours ago
I have 3 vendor files that I need help getting as Solidworks files. Unfortunately all they have is SWB files and I am having trouble converting them by running as a macro, I get error 91. Can someone help with them?
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19 hours ago
Hi, I am struggling to shell my solid to create a wall thickness, please can someone help? ,thickness
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20 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 a part made complete that is, say the LH side. Our company standard requires that the left and right hand parts are not linked because in some instances there may be small differences needed between them so I cannot just mirror the part and use configurations. So right now the only way I see making this happen is basically starting over and building the model to the RH side. Was hoping someone might know a better or faster way to make that happen.
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1 day ago
Hole wizard is showing tap drill size for M10 screw is 8.8mm diameter whereas Machinery's Handbook is saying 8.5mm or 8.6mm. What is the reason? M10x1.25 is fine thread and uses 8.8 tap drill.
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1 day ago
I'm following this part of the weldments tutorial. I can't select End Butt 2 because it's grayed out
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1 day ago
Not sure where to ask this one. I badly need properties in model/assembly configurations to pass into drawing files. I thought just adding the properties to PDM was enough to keep everything sync'd. How do I get properties linked between part/drawing?
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1 day ago
reference calculations Is anyone else frustrated with the 'reference calculations' SW started doing in 2017 and 2018? It takes me 2-3 minutes to place a simple screw.
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1 day ago
I'll leave the title as repetitive and as generic as the stupid message that is showing up Lucas, how about a blind extrusion?
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1 day ago