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We first gave the "Advanced Hole" wizard a try when in came out in 2017. We had zero success getting it to remember the favorites we would create, making the feature rather useless to us so we didn't really dig much farther into it. We figured we'd let Solidworks work the bugs out and try it again in 2018. Later learned of the complete lack of hole callout capability for holes created using Advanced Hole, and we were glad that we didn't spent too much time trying to use it.
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56 minutes ago
I am trying to make this part and its not working. I have attached an STL of what I am trying to recreate. I have tried using sweeps, sweeps with guided curves and honestly im a bit dumbfounded at the moment on how to do this. Can anyone help please
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2 hours ago
My question is maybe more as suggestion/thought inquiry than actual question. I am often working with aluminum/steel profiles. In my case - it is not suitable to work as structural membrane for various reasons.
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3 hours ago
CONFIGURATION COMMENT I recently updated to SW2017 and opened a part that some unknown person modeled. When I add a configuration it automatically adds a configuration comment.
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5 hours ago
I'm trying to merge the bottom edge of a loft with the top edge of a vertical base. The loft's reference curve is an edge of said vertical base (I'll attach file and photo so you can see more clearly what I mean). I tried turning off the edge view to see if it was just a weird rendering issue, but it's not. The surfaces won't close.
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1 day ago
I have a couple of patterns that I would like to hide on a particular drawing view. I know how to accomplish this through creating a new configuration with suppression, but I really don't want to do that, as I already plan on having many configurations and it would complicate things too much. I had the bright idea of using a display state and hiding the patterns, it works fine till the pattern changes - then I have random bodies all over the show.
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1 day ago
tried a few different method`s but none i can get to work closed i came with it is this
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1 day ago
Does anyone else experience frequent crashes when renaming a Display State? I've been irritated by this for a few releases now and was just wondering if it was only me experiencing this problem. It's happened to me a number of times.
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1 day ago
Hole Wizard using existing sketch I've seen comments along these lines - I just want to confirm
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2 days ago
I will collect all winning solutions from the SWPUCs in this playlist: Let's see how many videos we can record before the end of the year.
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2 days ago
Below is a custom material called 44W. The material has a material specific property called "GeneralName". That property has a value of "Steel". To be clear, all of these properties are within the Material.
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2 days ago
I'm in the process of modeling some phone cases for the fun of it, and have come across a problem with the four corners of my case. As you can see, the interior walls are extruded to match the phones curved body, but I cannot figure out a good way to create the same feature going around the interior corners. I feel it is easier than it is made out to be, but thought I might post here for some tips and tricks on this problem, as well as for my overall design.
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3 days ago
A curve like solid is cut by using Surface Cut command. Boundary-Surface gives correct result whereas Surface-Loft gives an error message. What is the reason for that?
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4 days ago
In modeling a bowline knot by sweeping a spline, and choosing circular pattern to sweep on that spline, the end result looks good to the eye, but only until I zoom in on either one of the ends. Then do I find, not a circle but instead a circular-looking polygon of many segments. And the problem with this, is that I need one of those ends to mate concentrically in an assembly.
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4 days ago
I'm trying to trim (cut) the outer surface geometry of a part to match where it contacted a surface that was revolved 90 degrees around the parts axis. In the attached Part File, the part would be rotated around it's axis (yellow boss) 90 degrees and the outer surface of the part would be trimmed to match the contour of the red surface (similar to grinding the outer surface of the part with a cupped wheel while the part was rotated along it's axis 90 degrees). What is the best way to model this
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5 days ago
Wraping Flat Pattern I am new to the group and not sure if posting this in the correct location but here goes, we are using SW 2018 and was wondering if there Is any way to wrap the flat pattern around the contoured part? I just need it to wrap down the sides.
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5 days ago
I had a user attempt to use the Hole Wizard to put a M12 Shoulder screw counterbore into a part. Myself, I've never used the HW for this type of hole. But the user didn't find M12.
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5 days ago
I am puzzled why Draft5 will not circular pattern? Any ideas? hmm.. are CirPattern12 and CirPattern11 the same?
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5 days ago
I'm working on a macro that would make the process of saving parts as Step-files easier. But I have some issues and can't solve.
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6 days ago
Extrude surface along curve Hello!
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6 days ago
Help repairing corrupted files This morning when I tried to open two of my parts on SolidWorks, I got an error message saying that "an error was encountered while trying to open your file. Contact Technical Support for a possible solution."An error was encountered.PNGSolidWorks threw this error for only two of the part files (out of 14) that I have been working on recently.
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6 days ago
all section view colors in blue on solidwoks 2018 premium, what happened? Have you checked what your current appearances are?
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6 days ago
After the 2017 SP4 update i seem to be missing the dimensions within a sketch. I got View Sketch Dimensions turned on, aswell as the standard color scheme. Everything worked as normal before the latest service pack.
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6 days ago
If that title wasn't confusing enough for you, here is the more detailed version. I attached a picture of my part. I need this duplicated about 200 times unfortunately each part needs to be labeled A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2, B-3, and so on..
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7 days ago