Hello all, im currently studying engineering and trying my best to get better with solidworks. I have an object that i want to model in solidworks, so i can model a shell that will be used to strengthen its skeleton against falling, bumping and so on. I already have an idea for how my shell should look like, my main problem is modelling the object itself. You can see the object in the picture with white background.
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1 day 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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2 days ago
Clicking Smart Dimension button with sketch geometry selected I moved from SolidWorks 2014 to SolidWorks 2017 this year, and I feel like there's been a change in how dimensions are added to sketches.
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2 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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4 days ago
For some reason when I draw now the display by the mouse cursor gives me a = "length" and d = "degrees" of the line. As before when drawing a line or any other shape, it would let me enter the dimension right by the mouse cursor and have lines pop up and let me know I am perpendicular. I can not figure out how to get it back to the original that I am used too.
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5 days ago
Are there a lot of people who would be interested in this functionality? As I said... easy to program. It's an interesting challenge. I'm just about done with a macro to do this.
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8 days ago
I have a second orientation triad over my origin when I am trying to sketch. It's not a deal breaker, but it's annoying, since I already have one in the corner. Anyone know how to make the second one, over the origin, go away?
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11 days ago
Could you show me the way to perform offset entity like SW Mania 2008 @ 04:03. I don't know how to do that! I want 2 yellow lines to offset inside 2 blue lines!
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13 days ago
I am hoping someone can help me with a very frustrating problem. I am using a series of planes to drive a bunch of geometry (holes, the fitting that go in the holes, welds, etc). Out of the blue, the sketch planes I am creating suddenly started "rotating" 90 degrees. This means when you go to sketch, Y is no longer up.
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13 days ago
Starting from SW2017, all of a sudden SW locked the x-axis ofLinear Sketch Patternwithout any description (as far as I know) anywhere and how it can be useful to be locked. This is a discussion if you're interested.SW 2017 Linear Sketch Pattern
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14 days ago
Slow sketch performance I have Solidoworks 2017 SP4.1. Windows 10 x64 i5 7400 3Ghz, 16 GB RAM, SSD drive and i have problem with very slow sketch performance.
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14 days ago
What does 'dn' mean? What do those "dn"-s mean? How do I sketch that?
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15 days ago
I'm having this problem off and on. In sketches, vertices are shown some distance from their edges. When I mouse over the edge or vertex, the cursor has to be offset from the feature I'm trying to grab in order to work. In the attached shot, the red x shows where I had to take the cursor to find the highlighted edge.
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17 days ago
This is a fully defined 3D sketch. Two 3D arcs are in outside. When I exit from the sketch mode, I could see two 3D arcs have gone inside. What is the reason for that?
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19 days ago
How to fully define this 3D sketch? Start with basics, try dimensioning anything blue again, start with the straight lines. You will also note that your blue corner arcs (furthest right) show no radius.
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19 days ago
I'm kinda confused how to sketch this one: Does this video helps?How to model a Wave Spring/Washer
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19 days ago
Hi all, first time posting, hope I'm not doing anything wrong. I'm trying to make a 3d Sketch for a welded frame I'm designing, and no matter what I do I seem to keep running into weird situations where Solidworks thinks the sketch is overdefined for reasons I can't even begin to imagine. I'll have a perfectly fine sketch, and then I try to draw a line connecting two points, or a circle concentric with another circle, and all of a sudden over half the relations in the sketch turn yellow or red
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24 days ago
I've recently purchased a new PC. While transferring files I took the opportunity to upgrade to AutoCAD 2018 and updated SW to service pack 3. Now I cannot copy and paste from AutoCAD into a SolidWorks sketch. I've tried: copy with base point, or copy, or ctrl 'C' and they do not insert the drawing into an open sketch.
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24 days ago
Hoping someone can help me out, unsure if I'm just missing something - though I've spent a heck of a lot of time looking and searching! I have a part which I use a spline to cut from a body. I have 3 versions of said spline, subsequently 3 different cuts from body - as it is the same line but which the dimensions constraining it change between the configurations.
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27 days ago
and I appreciate the help the website is doing and I just wonder when I wan to make a circle in a sketch there is a choice of the circle to be construction, what is used for ?
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28 days ago
Fully Defined Sketch Sketch is a fully defined one but one of the dimension (I do not how to call it) is still blue color. What is the reason?
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30 days ago
If two lines geometrically cross each other but do not logically form an intersection point, is there a way to force the intersection upon them? I figured out a rather cumbersome way for the example in the image: Click to open this GIF animation:
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30 days ago
Trouble with Autotrace I am trying to use the autotrace feature using a fairly simple image (attached). When I get into the Sketch Picture menu I can select transparency from file and remove the "black rectangle" that shows up by default and see the image properly, however when I select Next to get into the trace settings the image again becomes completely black.
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1 month ago
Mysteriously, I may have hit something on my keyboard. Don't remember if I did but regardless of that, now I can't seem to exit this sketch. I can't make changes to any dimension already present. I can't add new dimensions.
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1 month ago