dimension arrows What settings do I need to change so it will draw arrows correctly when there is still space and not overlapping number?
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21 hours ago
is it possible to extract thickness from object found here in similar way you can with other custom written properties? Re: drawing - extract thickness property
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1 day ago
Is there a way to change the color of a visible sketch in a drawing sheet from a part/assembly? I am using 2018 solidworks. I know I could go to ' System Options → Colors → under color scheme settings: Sketch, Inactive '. The problem with this is that it changes all sketches throughout the program and I only want to change a certain sketch for a drawing sheet and not have to go change the color back to black when im done with drawing.
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1 day ago
Design table I have a set of equations for my first configuration , after inserting a design table and setting up new dimensions for my new configurations the geometry is changing according to the new dimensions but the equations remain the same as the first configuration
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1 day ago
I would like to know how to change auxiliary view reference edge after dimensioning and gd&T without recreating the view again Does anyone know whether this was implemented between 2014 and now? It is quite annoying if your auxiliary view then also has quite some detailing and cut views, and there is no way to update it.
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1 day ago
Since the implementation of Flag Notes, and also other methods in Notes to create balloon-like annotations with borders, is anyone still using the old Flag symbols in the Symbol Library? For those who are still using these old symbols, for what are you using them? How often do you use them?
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1 day ago
I want to add an annotation note to templates that shows the name of the SW file used. Linking it works fine if just one file is used, but when more than one file is used in the same drawing file or even on the same sheet, what can I do? Is there a property I can link to that lists all these names, or a macro that can be run? Or should I just instruct people how to do this for every drawing, and just give them an empty field to fill?
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2 days ago
Diameter Dimension Hello, I'm trying to achieve a dimension like on the right. The best I can do is hide the lines, but hiding the middle line would hide everything.
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2 days ago
Nasty section diameter issue! Yes the section should, if possible, be controlled by the hole as a matter of good practice but that isn't always possible or desirable.
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2 days ago
We upgraded to 2014 recently. I find when I paste text into a drawing note, it isnotusing the document font. "Use document font" is checked and greyed out. Wasn't this way in 2012, I think.
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2 days ago
create layers that are more specific and other than what is listed in the drop down of the layers mapping window? Let me see....I think that it is ctrl click and then you can select the balloons and then change them in the property manager. The layer thing should be about the same....I have never needed to use layers on my drawings....but they are there to use as you see fit.
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2 days ago
Several versions ago, we used to be able to dimension between geometry in an alternate position view and the parent view that the alternate position was in/created from. But, at one version (I forgot which one) we could no longer do that. The workaround since then has been to draw a line and constrain it to the geometry in one of the views, then dimension between that line and the geometry in the other view. I haven't tried this in 2018 or 2019, so I was wondering if anyone has tested this and
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2 days ago
Is there a way to have a few metric dimensions in a drawing that has units in English? I'm not sure whether or not to go "all English" on the drawing, because the two bores that need to be added are for metric bearings. I think it would be easier on our machinists to give the rest of the dimensions in English.
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2 days ago
When I switch, for example from A size to B size, I have to change the paper size to one of the Tabloid choices. Is there a way to eliminate all but 3 of the choices? That would be a big time saver in the long run.
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2 days ago
i need to create this piece, and i have no idea where to start from. i though of starting by creating the sphere and carving it using swept cut but i dont know how to create this specific pattern - since its different all around. would love to receive to specific instructions so i could start at least. feeling pretty hopeless at the moment.
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3 days ago
When using enter to complete the edit, the selection then automatically moves to the next space in the same column. You should be able to just start typing without any additional selections to edit the value and press enter again to go to the next. Re: pressing enter on solidworks drawing
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3 days ago
I have a need to create a drawing of an impeller that we have in house that is very similar to another impeller that is produced from a hand job drawing created in 1987. The hand job drawing has 2 section views (Section B and C) that show the impeller blade cut in a radial manner so that the Francis vanes can be defined for the pattern shop. (See the image). After looking at my options in Solidworks, it doesn't look like Solidworks gives the opportunity to make a section view that is cut along a
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3 days ago
We need to convert our solidworks drawing into autocad dwgs to keep into our archive. I mapped the layers with different SW entities like below figure, while export like many of you must be doing. After each export all these entities are channelized into an autocad dwg file.
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3 days ago
How does one set up a text box on a drawing sheet that can be populated without going to sheet format? Yes I have read a few posts on similar topics and yes I could set up a text box in the drawing custom properties and to link the field in the title block and fill it out in the custom properties task pain but as I understand the drawing custom properties links only to all the sheets in a drawing file and not to the individual sheet in view. The reason I want to do this is I have a main assembly
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3 days ago
Tiled printing Tiled printing
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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
Jive Software Version: 2018.10.0.1_jx, revision: 20181102150941.22e8dc7.release_2018.10.0-jx
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3 days ago
Broken-out section views are necessary many times when you don't want to create whole new section views just for one feature. They seem to be fairly popular on drawings. So, my question is, what would you like to be able to do with Broken-out sections that you current cannot? For example, were can't you add them, but want to?
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3 days ago
I am wondering why every time a update my sheet format, it makes another file to choose from at the bottom (highlighted) I created these by copying the drawing template file (.drwdot) and pasting in folder where the sheet formats are. I change file extension to .slddrt
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4 days ago