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Our projects consist mainly of Assemblies, built from a common set of standard Sub-Assemblies, Parts, and purchased parts, in different quantities and layouts.. My first inclination is to have a folder for each Sub-Assembly, containing the top level (sub)Assembly, as well as it's components.
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50 minutes ago
I want to intersect this part by this plane in a assembly file. But intersect command is gray in the assembly file. What is reason for that? Video is attached.
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59 minutes ago
recreating Hello, I have attached a part that I need to recreate as sheet metal. I have tried to import diagnostics but it failed. So I am trying to recreate it from scratch.
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2 days ago
Letely I've been having problem with sub-assembly components becoming "un-mated" while in another asssembly. I say "un-mated" because they act as though they are mated into a fixed position, but the position it fixes them in is random and not where the component is mated into the sub-assemly. i used to have this happen with 2012 once in a while and you just just grab the part with the "Move Component" tool (Doing it with just the pointer never seemed to work. not sure why.) and it would snap
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3 days ago
Jive Software Version: 2018.10.0.1_jx, revision: 20181102150941.22e8dc7.release_2018.10.0-jx
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3 days ago
I'm working with a large assembly and after I rebuild the entire assembly turns red. Rebuilding again does not revert the colors back to normal. Closing out of SW and reopening shows the assembly with the proper coloring, but as soon as I rebuild again everything turns red. Any thoughts?
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3 days ago
I work in the furniture industry and we deal with families of products as well as custom sizes. I want to use top-down assemblies/modeling along with configurations to drive different pieces in a family. For example a design will have bar stool, counter stool and side chair versions. Each have different proportions but share common design details.
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4 days ago
We are reviewing our modeling practices (Skeleton Sketch Part) and I mentioned that planes have no performance cost to a coworker and should be used instead of sketches where possible (that's according to a presentation fromGrant Mattis). This got us talking. Are there other features that also have no performance hit? What is the hierarchy?
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4 days ago
Using 2017 SP 5.0, I have an assembly that I've been tracking CG, mass and inertia's since creation since this is a rotating mass. I'm at the point where I'm making a drawing to aid in balancing and I've created a center of mass symbol which is an option in the mass properties window.The center of mass symbol was not created at the coordinate location as stated by the CG mass props. After a long and tedious investigation I found that the hidden but not suppressed parts in my assembly were
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4 days ago
This is only happening with items from the solidworks vault (items with bolts for icons in the feature manager tree). For example, a 4-40 flat washer may show up with like a 1.75" OD. No one else's cpu is doing it so I figure it has to be a quick setting but I just can't find it. Has anyone encountered this before?
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5 days ago
Exploded view step sometimes snaps back when dragging Once in awhile when I want to drag an exploded view step with "auto-space components on drag" selected the components snap back into place when I finish dragging. I've found that if this happens I can type in a value in the distance window and they will stick and behave normally, but I haven't been able to figure out why the drag isn't working.
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5 days ago
Interference Detection Re: Interference Detection
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6 days ago
Hi all, quick question. For a school project, part of what I am doing is having a vehicle run on a track. However, when I add the vehicle assembly to the track assembly, the wheels and gears will not turn; however, they do turn in the vehicle assembly.
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9 days ago
We are started using solid works toolbox. We have made our own toolbox but the problem is when we use Smart Fastener command then it will allots hardware to the hole wizards. But it allots wrong hardware e.g. in counter bore it allots hex bolt etc.
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9 days ago
Mates break when I pull any part in the assembly of parts with micro-scale dimensions whereas with large dimensions such millimetre scale no problem happen. Tags:none(add)breaking mates
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10 days ago
I am using Solidworks 2018 with EPDM. When I file save as in an assembly, it then proceeds to give me a save as dialog prompt to save all the parts and assemblies in my original assembly one by one. I had this problem in 2015 and solved it by checking the box "Don't prompt to save read-only referenced documents (discard changes)" This check box is still checked. I also tried to change my registry to put a "1" in the "Abort read-only Top Docks" value.
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10 days ago
Hello All. I don't know if this is passable but I think there should be some sort of stop command in SolidWorks. For example. If I have a large assembly open and I right click in the tree and go to select collapse tree, sometimes I accidentally hit invert selection.
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11 days ago
I have an assembly that I was working on and once I was done, it showed that all of the features were showing fully defined. I got pulled onto another project for a few weeks and when I came back to it, and re-opened the assembly, it now shows under defined. Is there a way to show what features/components are not defined yet? I can't see where anything is wrong and if I click and try to drag any of the components to see if any mates are broken, nothing moves so it acts like it's constrained.
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11 days ago
Every time I am opening an assembly, an open window pops up to find it. I have to cancel it for every part. How can I disable this?
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11 days 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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12 days ago
mate references error Are you able to attach the complete assembly (with all parts) as a .zip file so that forum members can actually diagnose the parts and mates?
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12 days ago
Partially independent parts I am usingSolidworks2018 Student Edition and I have a question about making parts partially independent.
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13 days ago
I am extremely angry right now. I have been using SW for 5 years and it is impossible to believe that basic mates from reference plane of one part to reference keep flipping all over the place. It is Saturday I have to finish a project that is way behind schedule and here I am watching a simple pipe assembly flip mates all over the place! This is bull**t!
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15 days ago
When working with assemblies, Is it possible to quickly drag a selection fence around multiple free-floating parts LMB and drag left to grab multiple parts at once, or Ctrl + click each part/sub-assembly from the Feature tree and then select move component. All the components selected will move at once.
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16 days ago