is there a way to take info out of a BOM and insert it into a general table after adding text to it? for example if i have a BOM table with "part name", "description" and "quantity" now i need to create a new table that takes that info and puts it into a second table with "7+part name", "description" and a bunch of other columns. can i do this with a macro? Tags:none(add)manipulation
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2 hours ago
Our products have intricate high-pressure tubing designs.Our production team is working on speeding things up. Production manager wants a all-in-one BOM with exploded view of assembly. I have no idea how to structure this so that its a functioning template with custom properties.
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2 hours ago
I need to cover up some lines in solidworks drawing. I dont want to change my model to get rid of the lines, nor do I want to start the drawing from scratch. I tried importing a blank Bitmap file and stretching it to cover the lines, but solidworks forces the bitmaps to be layered under the lines not above, is there a way I can change layering order?
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2 hours ago
The bounding box values should remain the same regardless of the component being made virtual. You can try to delete the column and re-create it. Otherwise, verify the file properties are updating and still evaluate correctly as it should be the same as what shows in the feature tree.
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5 hours ago
rapid dimension icon When in a drawing I use the rapid dimension tool (the one with blue half circles), sometimes I move the dimension too far away and the icon disapears.
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7 hours ago
I have a dimension aligned to an edge, but for some reason it is forcing the dimension line thru the dimension. Not sure how to correct it. Went in to leader and tried all the options but nothing worked.
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7 hours ago
I'm sure this has been asked a million times on here already...but how do I get a balloon to follow a certain row in the BOM that has no physical geometry when it gets sorted? For example, if I call Loctite out on a fastener and then re-sort the BOM, it should follow that row and not be a manual thing you have to go back and re-adjust. I know Inventor has this type of functionality a long time ago with virtual parts. Just seems like this should be baked in for SW.
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10 hours ago
Trying to figure out the most elegant way to do this on drawing title block. Sometimes our drawings need to have the scale of a sheet display NONE. If I just assign a custom property to it, then it becomes "dumb" when it needs to have actual scale, the user will have to manually type scale, which can lead to errors. Any options on the best way to implement this?
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10 hours ago
I modeled a weldment as a multi-body part and made a drawing with the complete weldment on one sheet, and only one body that needs machining on a second sheet. For the first sheet, I found it easy to display the part weight in the title block by linking to the mass property of the part file. But on the second sheet, the weight still displays the value for the entire weldment and not just the body/bodies shown on that sheet.
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14 hours ago
Can we round decimal points for angles as we do for other dimensions. I am talking about the bent angle. Please refer the attached image. Can I make the angles (38.27 and 37.73) 38 degrees but adjusting the number of decimal points ?
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18 hours ago
I just want to make a leader pointing my bending dimensions. can't make it using note option ( it comes with a box to type in.) I don't want the box. any help ? Unless your Note is set to have a border, it won't. Have you tried just typing the Note and then clicking away to see what happens?
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1 day ago
Cosmetic Thread limited size I was trying to apply a Cosmetic Thread into the part which has a diameter of 70mm. When I do select the edge, the TYPE changes to "Straight Pipe Tapped Thread".
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1 day ago
I am having an issue with a SLDPRT file, where the model is "hollow". I had experienced this before and came to this forum for help, but someone just "fixed" the file for me. I still would like to learn and know how to do it myself.
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1 day ago
I have a bit of a weird situation where, when I open a drawing on my computer, a countersink hole diameter tolerance on a hole wizard dimensions is set at +/- 0 (and the property manager shows the tolerance set to symmetric), but when coworkers open up the same file, the countersink hole tolerance is set to 'None' in the property manager and the dimension displays correctly (no tolerance). Another odd, maybe-related thing is that in the property manager of the hole wizard dimension, I only have
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1 day ago
For years many of us are wondering why SW can't allow some of the quantities of a balloon to be distributed to other of the same item on different drawing views. If I have 50 1/4-20 screws we should be able to take some of them and place them on other 1/4-20 screws elsewhere in the drawing. ProENGINEER has been doing that since the 90's. Why can't SOLIDWORKS?
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1 day ago
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1 day ago
Can't Edit Auxilliary View Letter. VERYstrange. I have always been able to edit the label letter in section and auxiliary views, but I have created an auxiliary view that won't accept a letter edit.
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2 days ago
I have a simple piece of bent sheet aluminum. The lower tab is bent at 5 degrees from the vertical axis and it has a hole in it. I wish to show the tab and hole in a side view in it's true shape (not foreshortened). I've succeeded partially by using an aligned section however the section is showing material from the opposite (left hand side) flange.
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2 days ago
These Notes are included inside a Block. I find that when I edit the Block, then open the Note dialogue (as in images below), I get the desired changes in the live preview, but when I click the Block Confirmation Corner (upper right), the changes revert themselves. Fig.
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2 days ago
1. In this case the BOM made what should have been Item 11, Item 14. It skipped the number 11 entirely and continued with Item 12.
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2 days ago
is it possible to create an annotation balloon in a drawing that references the sub-assembly file name? i am detailing a assembly drawing that contains parts and sub-assemblies. i am trying to create (file name) balloons for the sub-assemblies. I can create balloons for individual parts and parts within the sub-assemblies but not for the actual sub-assembly itself.
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2 days ago
I have a Hole Table I am making and have to have dual dimensions. With that said, I have a Dowel and want to hold the Diameter 4 places Inch and 3 Places Metric, now the Depth does not need to be that precise so 3 places Inch and 2 Places Metric. When I change the Dual Dimension Precision to 2 places it updates the Diameter, yet the Inch units work correctly.
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2 days ago
i have problem with setting up Bill of materials table. Any one know if its possible to make table like this one in example, extracting info from mine file. Thanks
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2 days ago
One more note: if you will benefit from this huge enhancement, send a thank you note to our forum colleague,Grant Mattis. Also, many thanks toSolidworks Swcare, Mark Johnson for being the first to listen to Grant and for bringing in the cavalry.
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