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4 days ago
I'm trying to source a macro that will locate the centre of mass/gravity of all components within an assembly relative to a specific point (i.e. the assembly origin) and export this information to an excel file. I realise this has been brought up on several other forums but as yet there doesn't seem to be a solution. Effectively I'm trying to incorporate the parametric capabilities of solidworks to iteratively optimise the structural configuration of a concentric shaft/bearing arrangement.
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5 days ago
It`ll be very useful. I have a lot of bolt assemblies and each time it is necessary to find it in tree. It wll be like in Mirror-Component feature now
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5 days ago
I have a component that I want to keep visible on screen, but I do NOT want to be able to click anything on said componenet (no edges, faces, vertexes, etc). I just want it visible, not selectable. In Catia this is a boolean property called "pickable". Is there anything like this in SolidWorks?
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5 days ago
Brain tease Hi all, I came across this today. 1st I've seen of this type of error.
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5 days ago
assembly feature hole wizard holes do not appear in assembly unless propogated to part, is there a setting somewhere, or is this a bug? It's hard to say without seeing the file, but I suspect it's in the settings of the feature's Property Manager. Edit the feature to show it, check the selections near the bottom for Feature Scope, and make sure you have the correct components selected.
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5 days ago
Utilizing Multibody parts I'm in the habit of creating certain parts as a single multi-body part rather than using assemblies. It ends up making things a lot easier.
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5 days ago
Smart component help I’m delving into somewhat unknown territory here so bear with me and apologies if some of my questions are considered basic.
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6 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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6 days ago
This problem isn't obvious to be figure out. Let me describe: When I make a sketch of a new part (here namedPART A) with external reference of an assembly (namedASM B& it's rigid), there is no warning popping up.
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7 days ago
I am using 2018 Standard, SP4. I have an assembly and I delete all the attachments to a part and pull it out, and then turn it around and reinsert the part back into the assembly. The part did't have any attachments when I pull it out so it should be free to rotate. I pulled the part out of the assembly, but when I click on the part and try to rotate it so it can be assembled correctly, the whole assembly rotates with the part preventing me from reinstalling the part.
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7 days ago
I have an assembly with a few parts. I want to use some of the geometry from one of the parts as reference (create planes etc.) and create new geometry in another part. When I try to do that I get a message saying “the component being edited is locked. You can edit the component but can’t create an external reference
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10 days ago
This is totally weird behavior and happened once a while The part is visible but I can't select a face or edge etc - Seems like it's invisible
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11 days ago
Since upgrading to SolidWorks 2015, I've had two co-workers have an issue where some lights in their assembly are turned off without their input (at least that we know of). The lighting setup in our assembly template includes 1 ambient light and 2 directional lights, all turned on. When this issue occurs, the ambient light remains on but the two directional lights are turned off.
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11 days ago
For as long as I can remember, SW would occasionally behave badly when rotating models with the standard middle-click drag operation. The entire model would disappear completely, as though the rotation center was way off in space somewhere. Currently, I'm using SW2016 SP2, and it happened a few times today on one particular assembly model, so I decided to investigate.
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12 days ago
Is it possible to create a Customised Toolbar which would give the user access to the Standard Planes (Front, Top & Right), the planes which are located at the top of the Feature Manager? In an assembly, let say I need to assign a parallel mate between the Top plane of a part and the Top plane of the assembly.
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12 days ago
Say a electrical box connector added to a box and have the box connector cut the hole? Yes, smart components is the answer you need
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12 days ago
Its probably a setting right in front of me but I cannot find it. When I delete a components in an assembly the mates are remaining, just grayed out. Where can I find the setting so when I delete components it will delete their mates?
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13 days ago
I am new to Solidworks 2018. I built an assembly, but during the process I seemed to have done something that has eliminated my Mates folder for the part that I was working on. I don't have any idea what I did and I can't get it back. Any ideas how to recover that folder?
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15 days ago
SolidWorks 2012 SP1.0 A coworker is having trouble getting parts tostayhidden/unhidden in his configurations. He has three parts in the default config, but when he changes to a new config, hides 2 of the parts, then switches back to default, the 2 parts stay hidden.
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18 days ago
Working newton's cradle question? I'm trying to make a working newton's cradle using hooks to suspend the balls along the frame. This creates problems I hadn't anticipated with regards to making the object work.
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18 days ago
Just more of a check than anything. Is there a way in a subassemblies to mate individual parts to different parts in the main assembly.
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18 days ago
I noticed that solidworks defaults to fixed when inserting a new part into assembly and this really bugs me. Is it possible to change this so it won't fix. Normally I never use fixed and instead mate origin to origin in case it's a first part.
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18 days ago
I have a couple assembly files that have some sketch entities left after moving a part that I can't get rid of. They are template assemblies that we are using to layout the operations to machine parts. After it is all laid out we save it as .step to bring it into hyperMill to program. The entities don't transfer so it does not affect the usage it is just more of an annoyance of having bogus geometry that I can't get rid of.
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18 days ago