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Why are many constraints, such as tangents, removed when you create a sketch block from entities? I understand that all external relations and dimensions need to be deleted. But how can I keep the internal relations when creating a sketch block?
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6 days ago
I started an assembly of a house in SW 2011 a few months ago. It is based on assembly sketches for layout purposes (floor plan, roof profiles, etc.). Sometime around the time I upgraded to 2012, the sketches would no longer display in the graphics area (without editing them) so I can referenced them for derived parts and locating subassemblies. When I chose the show/hide button (glasses), the sketch Icon in the tree changes, but the sketch simply won't display in the graphics area.
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8 days ago
Hello, I have found a problem in SOLIDWORKS 2019 in the 3D Sketch environment. When I am drawing a line (click to the Draw line button) and use the middle mouse button to rotate an assembly and release the middle mouse button then the line drawing is finished and the line ends in the “random” place where was the mouse cursor when I released the middle mouse button. This is very unhappy and it is different from the previous SOLIDWORKS I had. Do you have the same experience?
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9 days ago
copying lines from AutoCad I would like to ask about copying lines from AutoCad to Solidworks sketch.
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16 days ago
The goal is to have curve/spline tangent to both circles. Point is that the "gap" betwen curve and construction circle have to gradualy come from gap 10mm to 9,8mm on its way. Thanks for any idea.Clipboard01.jpg
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16 days ago
Previous behaviour in SolidWorks was that when making a Hole Wizard (ie, counterbore, tapped hole), in the positioning sketch you could use Sketch Linear Pattern to lay out the points. I would arbitrarily pick an axis (usually the default one selected) and just enter the quantity of holes, then define the remainder of the geometry with conventional sketch relations and dimensions. Somewhere in the past few versions of SolidWorks, this changed, and now its like it is "fully defined" from the
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19 days ago
Solidworks sketch relation In solidworks there is an option display/delete relation. In that when we select the any relation.
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23 days ago
'What does that mean?' I thought, 'Rotation of sketch instances? Why would my linear pattern instances rotate?'
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25 days ago
This is possibly a very basic question but can anyone please tell me what the difference is between these 2 sketch icons? you have used Sketch254 more than once. Whenever more Features depends on the same sketch, the hand is shown.
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25 days ago
Changed global variable defined sketch doesn't update second converted sketch In a new Solidworks part, I create a 2D sketch on the front plane of the outline profile of a bottle. All the key dimensions of this shape are made referencing a single global variable (A).
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25 days ago
When I want to add a cotation to something (line,circle,etc) it dosn't show up the little drawing of the cotations (with the arrows) and when I click the Left mouse button I can add a mesure but it dosen't show up. then Solidworks always display the cotation tool under the mouse no matter what tool i use. I suspect the problem is with your graphics card. SeeWhy am I getting weird graphics issues?
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26 days ago
I am trying to get a 3d profile of 2 2d sketches in perpendicular planes. Hopefully the pictures help illustrate my point2D-Sketches.PNGPlane Intersection.PNGExample.PNG In 3d sketch, there is a command intersection curve, see below captureca.PNG
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26 days ago
Worm Gear I am looking for a goodexample of a specific worm gear that i can deliver to a manufactor, i can't find it. It's a gear that i found on the internetlink,
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1 month ago
I'm just loving the trim entities enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2019. Have you tried the following two new options? If yes please share your thoughts.
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1 month ago
I import files from DXF into Solidworks and some of these files have a lot of points / nodes / breaks (not sure the correct terminology here) that cause my PC to slow down. Apart from the function called 'fit spline' is there anyway to modify the sketch so that these points do not show? Nicholas, I don't use Draftsight personally but I'm told it's supposed to have the functionality of AutoCAD which I do still use.
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1 month ago
i'm facing a problem at the moment. I use SW to calculate toolpaths on the modell. For a better visualization i use a 3D sketch an draw the toolpath with points and lines afterwards. Unfortunately the sketch can be seen through the part which can be irritating.
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1 month ago
Changing Smart Dimension Settings I'm editing a part that I did not create and I've found that there is a thin "8" placed at the beginning and end of the dimension in a sketch I'm creating within the part (see attached picture). Is this due to a setting within SolidWorks that I might not be aware of, or is it simply a bug?
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1 month ago
Im doing a school project and i don't understand what's wrong with this scetch, i can't fully define it. the scetch on the the right menu is blue so i'm taking it as if its not fully defined ? i'm new into solidworks.
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1 month ago
I recently installed SolidWorks 2018 but I'm having a problem with assigning global variables. I understand you have to double-click the dimension, and then use the 'modify dimension' dialog box to assign the variable to that dimension. But that dialog box does not show up...
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1 month ago
I just recently upgraded to the the 2012 solidworks and so far I am experiencing more and more problems. I needed to edit a bolt pattern on a housing and when I go to edit the sketch it won't let me select any of the lines. I cannot dimensions them or view any relations on them since they cannot be selected. Next to my cursor is a dimension symbol but I dont have smart dimension or any for of dimension selected.
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1 month ago
Eliminate Sketch Shadow Settings There is a
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1 month ago
Hello, when I'm making a sketch on a plane and I want two lines connecting to each other and I change one of line's size it makes it smaller/larger and also changes the other line accordingly. Is there any way to just change the size and shift the other line? Also, is it possible to type in the line's size before you click its end point?
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1 month ago
Hello newer to solid works coming from inventor. In inventor you can use the projection curve tool to create a complex 3D sketch that is a combination of 2 sketched splines. I would sketch a spline on the right plane in sketch 1 and then another spline on the top plane in sketch 2 then start a 3D sketch and use the projection curve tool to create a new 3D spline that was a mix of the 2 open splines.
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1 month ago
I have a sketch that is failing after I modified the feature before it. It is telling me that it "cannot find the face or plane" when I RMB and select what's wrong. I didn't modify the preceding feature in a way that should have caused this however I don't know how to fix this. Is there a way to reassign the sketching plane to a sketch that has lost this reference?
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1 month ago