I am used to it (from Catia) that when I start a sketch, the program automatically creates an origin with axes to which I can attach relations to (mainly symmetry between two lines, tangency, etc). In solidworks, there is only a point for reference in the origin, I cannot use symmetry (only midpoint) and I am ending up always sketching 2 center lines before I start each sketch. Is there an automatic feature to create axes in each new sketch with which I can use sketch relations?
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1 day ago
auto select frustrations I just upgraded from 2015 to 2017 and I'm vary frustrated with some improvements SW has made. (I've been using SW nearly every day since 2005.)
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1 day ago
I created a thin extruded feature that i then drafted 3 degrees outward a certain distance (not important). Then, the tail-end of that feature, I created a sketch and used the outer curve by using "Convert Entities" to then use "Extruded Surface" and extrude a surface using that outer curve. It looked fine from far away, however, the area where the two "intersect" from when zoomed in doesn't look like the two features are using quite the same curve. There seem to be some peaks and valleys
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2 days ago
This is something I've been aware of for a while, but it just nearly caught me out Sketch1Just a simple Rectangle
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3 days ago
I tried all the fonts and cound not find any that are like "stick" letters, just a simple single line construction if you have Mastercam they are called drafting fonts, if that helps to explain what I need. Try installing this font. We use this one when we want to use the CNC for text.
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7 days ago
closed sketch highlight In SW 2017, a feature was introduced which I call the "closed sketch highlight," meaning when you get a sketch closed and extrude-able, the area inside the boundary changes color to indicate that that loop is closed.
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7 days ago
after using "detach segment on drag" once, and unchecking (disabling it) it continues to take effect as if it is still active/checked in sketches. problem happens while sketching.
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9 days ago
I am having a bit of a frustrating problem with auto trace. I enabled it via Tools->Add-Ins, Created a sketch, went to tools->Sketch Tools->Sketch Picture, selected my picture, but I get no next button. The picture has the blue squares for adjusting the size, and imports correctly. What should I do?
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9 days ago
I'd like to add a couple new line styles to Swlines.lin but it doesn't seem to be straight forward. Has anyone done this and can I make style like the ones below? Is it limited to line segments or can I use ASCII characters too?
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10 days ago
You're asking how to "detail" this type of slot, but do you mean add the detail of the measurements or do you mean how to produce it? Jive Software Version: 2016.3.8.1, revision: 20171004112525.b7233dc.nomerge_2016.3.8.1
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10 days ago
I am currently trying to project a Single line TTF onto a curvedsurface for engraving. Solidworks will recognize any other sketch entities (lines/splinesetc.), and will project them correctly.
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11 days ago
This is a recent problem for me. When I open a model and start sketching or editing, I can double click on sketch dimensions to edit them as expected. However, I am finding that if I switch windows to a different model and then come back, I can no longer double click to edit dimensions. THe only way to edit them is to go to the dialoge box on the left, highlight the current value and then change it.
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11 days ago
There are two separate Helix/Spiral curve. I want to connect these two by a spline and make spline tangent to these two Helix/Spiral. It does not work. How to do it?
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15 days ago
I have tried to get 0.1° as set in SPIN BOX INCREMENT or UNITS but I have always I'm not quite certain what you're asking, but the xpin box increment is just that, an increment.
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15 days ago
I have a spline ( front plane ) which I need to move entirely without deform; I move it by its 2 extremities coincident to a perpendicular plane ( plane1 // right plane ) When I move the plane1 the point of the spline dont move so how to make them unlocked to there coordinate ?
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24 days ago
Smart Dimension Problem Hello I am Samir ,I changed my hdd drive swap with samsung evo ssd,I replace my old hdd,everything is ok,but solidworks and rest of all programs was working slowly,thats why I bought solid state drive,I upgade my laptops ram and so on,I install everything included Solidworks,my smart dimension tool is not working properly. I am able to giving dimension one time only after that it won't allow me to select another line or circle etc.
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24 days ago
Is there a way of trimming a line at the point where it passed perpendicular through a plane? Is there a way of trimming a line at the point where it passed perpendicular through a plane?
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27 days ago
This is a real annoyance, when every time you open a part sketch your angular dimensions have shot out into the distance. On top of that the leaders switch from being internal to exterior circular when the radial dimension lines converge. wow.
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28 days ago
Is there any tool to find Intersection point of a curve and a plane? New sketch on plane, add a sketch point. add pierce relation to curve.
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29 days ago
This is a chair making video it is said that mirroring is impossible for this 3D sketch, whereas I am able to mirror. What is the reason for that? Mirror 3d sketch is a new functionality introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2018 whereas video is from older version, hence the error.
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1 month ago
Line Intersections Hi guys, I am new in SW and have a simple question. I know how to intersect the end point of a line to another line but what I want is that the two lines intersect at their midpoints.
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1 month ago
Is there a tool in SW to split a curve at two points and delete the middle segment automatically? (Like the Break command in AutoCAD). Right now I have to split the curve, split one of the two resulting joined curves, then delete the middle curve.
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1 month ago
There is probably no reason for this to annoy me at all. But when all I want is to add a relation to a line and it picks the midpoint, well just start over because it inadvertently selects the midpoint instead. No bother that I pay $2000 per year (just one person) for software maintenance.
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1 month ago
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