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Learned Something Today about "New Part" Behavior ...I'd get a dialog box asking me to select my Part template, then when I had done so a virtual Part would appear in the Assembly tree, and it would be "Fixed".
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2 hours ago
Session Title:Best Practices for Large Assembly Management in SOLIDWORKS 2016
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11 hours ago
Has anyone experienced a instance of a derived component pattern changing itself to a different config other than the seed component on its own? I and other users here have seen this multiple times lately. In my screenshot below, I know for a fact that I did not change this screw.
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1 day ago
I have been having a few problems with adding chamfers to components within assemblies, when dealing with a chamfer on a part at for example 30 degrees you have a 50:50 chance of the dimension being in the correct direction, normally this isn’t an issue as you can click the little pink arrow or use the “Flip direction” checkbox under “Chamfer Parameters” but every so often that doesn’t have any influence over the direction of the angle that the chamfer cuts into the part. The preview updates
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1 day ago
Pretty much anything I do, results in that window. The window itself is not the problem, but the time wasted while SW is processing a function. I am well aware that some commands takes longer than other, and I often work with some quite large assemblies - but it also happens on parts, drawings and smaller assemblies.
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1 day ago
Am I thinking of one of the other CADD packages I have worked on??? I thought we (SolidWorks pilots) use to be able to change the color of just selected faces of a component when in an assembly.
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2 days ago
Replacing Mate References when they aren't missing However, what if I just want to replace the mate reference everywhere, but it isn't missing? The prompt to replace the mate reference everywhere doesn't show up.
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2 days ago
Jive Software Version: 2018.13.0.0_jx, revision: 20190118155848.7eaeabc.release_2018.13.0-jx
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3 days ago
Currently, it appears that when you drag and drop the first part into an assembly, it is always fixed in position. Is there an option to leaving this assembly component floating by default? Around here we always float this component, then add a coincident mate with align axies checked to align the first part to the assembly origin. This lets all of the parts in the feature manager tree of the assembly have the first numbers of their part number in-line.
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3 days ago
I was wondering if there were a way to save my display states when saving to 3D PDF. As far as I can tell there doesn't seem to be an option for this when saving and in the 3D PDF there also doesn't seem to be an option to switch display states. Which leads me to believe that the SW just saves whichever display state/configuration you have selected at the time of saving to the 3D PDF. Am I missing something?
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3 days ago
I am struggling with a problem for quite a long time. I have a system in which there is a Double Hydraulic Cylinder and my goal is to have stems A and B entering their respective cylinder at the same time when I rotate my body (not present in the image for simplicity) around point 1. Could you please give me a hint on how to conjugate these two mates?
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5 days ago
mirror component Thank you for your answer but the problem is if i will increase the instances from the component pattern feature ,the mirror does not create the new component , and must to rebuilt the mirror component feature, but if i will to decrease the instances from the component pattern feature there is not any problem ,the problem is only when i make increase.
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5 days ago
I do Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis on our mechanical designs. I use a combination of SolidWorks and VR to do this. Could anyone suggest what the easiest way is to mock up an assembly and go analyse it part by part? So for example, if an assembly has a base plate as its' foundation, uprights and other miscellaneous tooling and then standard off the shelf parts within the assembly, at the moment I'm trying to arrange them in order of how they would fit together.
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6 days ago
I opened an assembly in LDR mode, in SW 2019. Some components have the * character attached to their name in the feature tree.What does that mean? "The following is the explanation regarding the asterisk in the feature tree of Large Design Review.
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6 days ago
No but sounds like a great idea. Can you please raise the idea hereSOLIDWORKS World 2017 Top Ten List Re: pack and go configurations
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7 days ago
Hello, How do I change the opaque level (transparency) of part in an assembly? Now, I'm NOT talking about "Transparency During Part Editing".
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8 days ago
I am attempting to convert a STEP file of a circuit board assembly taken from Alitum to an assembly of solid parts. I can import the STEP files into SolidWorks and view the assembly, but each component remains a STEP file that I cannot open individually or modify. I do not currently have access to the library of components from the original Altium file.
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8 days ago
,assembly feature pattern Content tagged with assembly feature pattern
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8 days ago
I started having issues with dynamic highlight turning itself off a few days ago in a large assembly. I found the checkbox under tools > options > display, checked the box, problem solved. The problem reoccurred the next day only the checkbox was grayed out. I eventually restarted my computer and was able to check the box again.
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9 days ago
I'm trying to open a assembly file wch was at good condition when i saved it yesterday.. Today i tried to open it and getting this error "An error was encountered while trying to open your file. Contact Technical Support for a possible solution". Other files open fine.
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9 days ago
Handy Hand Tools The attached model is a 3/8" (9.5mm) drive deep well socket with configurations for standard hex sizes from 10mm-19mm and 3/8" thru 3/4".
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9 days ago
If in an assembly file a choose "insert components" -> "new parts" , create this way a new part inside the assembly drawing, and then I save the assembly, in my solidworks 2014 the new part is automatically saved as an embedded file inside the assembly file. Actually I remember in the past solidworks was at list asking me if I wanted to save it in an external file (way that I prefere), but not now. Tools > Options > System Options > Assemblies --- Save new components to external files
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10 days ago
By "select more than one component" I mean doing something like Ctrl+click on several components in a row (from the graphics area or feature manager) or using a drag/drop selection box in the graphics area. By "lag" I mean the cursor will flicker between the mouse -> mouse+circle icons, (indicating that SolidWorks is processing something) and I'll be unable to do anything in SolidWorks until it is finished "doing its thing".
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10 days ago
I have assembly and part files which include prefix in the name: 'AAA'. I have now some development, let's call it 'XXX' request and I want to use 'AAA' Model as a base model. I make a copy of it using Pack&Go and exported 'AAA' to new location but changed the prefix to 'XXX'.
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10 days ago