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First/Third angle projection symbol in drawing sheet format

is there any inbuilt feature in Solidworks to appropriately add the symbol for First/ third angle projection into the sheet format as per our selection?
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Reduce line weight of border in Solidworks sheet format

Is it possible to reduce line-weight (thickness) of border in Solidworks sheet format. I want to reduce the thickness of the lines shown below as I find it too much thick.
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Show thread feature as thread symbol in Solidworks drawing

I have a SolidWorks part with a thread feature as shown below. Is it possible to show the same as thread symbol in corresponding Solidworks drawing
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Solidworks Extrude Base/Boss - Base Extrude Doesn't Seem to Exist Anymore?

I've started using SolidWorks migrating from other software, Creo Parametric (formerly Pro/E) and the Base/Boss terminology confused me. After significant research, I've found that a "base ...
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Flexible and “Squishable” Tubing for Peristaltic Pump Model in Solidworks

I have made a rough model in solidworks of a peristaltic pump we purchased in my lab. There are no moving parts. Screenshots shown below. Is it possible to make assemblies with the three sets of ...
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link text (note) with mass property in Solidworks for different configurations

I have a SolidWorks assembly with 2 configurations. I want to display the mass of each configuration in the model itself as a note (text). An illustration is shown in the figure below. I have two ...
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Smart fastener for male thread in solidworks

Is it possible to add nut using smart fastener feature in SolidWorks as shown below. Presently I have added nut using toolbox feature. I want to know if we can add nut and a washer to male thread ...
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Can I make a drawing view normal to a plane in my model

I am trying to make a drawing in solidworks, with a view normal to plane offset from the top surface and at a 45 degree angle from the surface. Here is an image showing my model with the plane. Sorry ...
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Import Coordinate System as Marker in MSC Adams

A very simple question, yet I couldn't find an answer: I created a simple part (e.g. in SolidWorks) with one solid body and two Coordinate Systems. I would like to place my Joints, Revolutes, etc. in ...
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How to constraint with objects out of sketch plane?

I would like to constraint the centers of two rectangles to be exactly across the part central axis (shown in the middle of cylindrical hole) Is it possible? Rectangles should be as wide as circular ...
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How to get rid of out of context references in Solidworks?

I got some sketches to have questionmarks. I found, that it means "Out-of-context external reference" I don't understand what it means and wish to get rid of it. Repair does nothing, rebuild ...
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How to set measure display units in Solidworks drawing?

I have already set millimeters in document propertis, nevertheless the display units are meters Why and how to fix?
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Why do I have uncertainty in my dimension in Solidworks?

I drew part and added some dimension on overall model and got value with uncertainty Why and how to fix?
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Unable to multiply the part along the same axis as rotate in SolidWorks

I am trying to multiply part with Linera Pattern and have each instance rotated by 180 degrees. Unfortunately, I can't specify the same axis for both rotation and ...
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Solidworks Loft error (guide curve not intersecting with profiles)

I am trying to add 'finger grooves' to my model of a brake lever and want to use a loft to do so. I have created (to my knowledge) all required sketches for the loft but SW gives me an error when ...
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calculate moment of inertia using components on 3 axis

I have some geometric shapes that modeled on Solidworks, and it shows me the moment of inertia taken at the center of the mass, my question is can I use these information (Px,Py,Pz) to calculate the ...
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issues with using variable pattern to control plane angle of feature

two different problems. first, I create a feature by creating a sketch for it on a plane that is defined using an angle. whenever I update some part of the part, it seems, the name I've given to the ...
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solidworks 2018 part geometry changes on scaling

See the follow file for details: https://www.filedropper.com/filemanager/public.php?service=files&t=757744643cd3d3972ae382af4a4deb91 . I create a spiral structure which is smooth and beautiful, ...
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How can I draw an angled wall with constant thickness per slice along an axis?

This questions is hard for me to formulate, so here is the problem: During these Covid-19 times, my dad (a mechanics manufacturing teacher) made two articles (1, 2) on how to design and model custom-...
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How to detach/unrelate one part from another in Solidworks?

I have created second part on the basis of first one. Why not? Now I can't neither delete nor suppress initial part without deleting or suppresing my new one. Why? And how to "detach" (or whatever ...
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Why is this overdefined? Can't I move right vertical line to the rright?

Why is this overdefined? Can't I translate eveything yellow horizontally to the right?
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Design table driven equation driven parametric curves for sketches in Solidworks

Do these exist? I suspect they don't.. Equation driven parametric curves for sketches yes, but not with their parameters set by design table.. The closest I'll be able to get, I think, is what I'm ...
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Solidworks gear representation in drawing

I have an assembly in Solidworks with gears that I want to make a sketch from it. I want to hide the gears teeth and represent the each gear teeth only as center line, like in the picture below on the ...
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Solidworks Simulation- Large displacement with Inertia Relief

I'm trying to use the Solidworks simulation package to solve for the stresses inside a body as it accelerates (very rapidly). Because I expect some small features to deform quite a bit, I need to use ...
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can a design table be created -only- for colours in solidworks?

exactly what the title says. and, what is the easiest way of doing this? I can do it clunky and manually by first creating a design table with only one dummy variable then adding the colour colums.. ...
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Is it possible to edit part inside assembly simultaneously seeing an assembly or some of it?

I would like to design a part, matching other parts of an assembly and I don't want to remember sizes. Can I just restrict editing to some part and/ or create new part from within existing assembly?
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can I scale my part in solidworks using a design table, but without scaling through any sketches?

title says it all.. scaling in solidworks with design tables usually involves providing the table with all the dimensions of the sketch, then producing alternate configurations within the table. is ...
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How to exit from editing part in place?

I was editing assembly, then selected one part and presses "Edit part in place". How to get out of this mode back to assembly editing?
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Solidworks motionstudy/motion study causes parts to “jump”

(solidworks files here) I've made a small assembly thet mooves smoothly manually, but when I try to moove it the same way is motion study, it collides is a strange way... what can be the cause of ...
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How to measure / calculate Tait-Bryan angles of a moving platform in SimMechanics

I exported a model of the mechanism created in SolidWorks to SimMechanics in order to explore the possibilities of control. To solve the problem, i need to know the angular position of the mobile ...
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how to automatically add non-specified dimensions to a design table

I would like to create a boss using a spline with many points, then scale it using a design table. The catch is that I don't want to manually set dimensions (in x,y, and z) for each of the points of ...
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activating motion study causes parts in assembly to move in solidworks

I have an elaborate assembly where I have fixed all the parts, (which are frequently assemblies themselves), then suppressed most of them to simplify things while I work on other parts of it. I then ...
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extruded Boss/Base error

im importing my 2D sketch from AutoCAD and trying to extrude base in Solidworks. I realized that when I tried to extrude a shape, it's connected to another shape, and it's extruding together with it ...
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how to twist a sweep around a spiral in solidworks

. I create two helixes, identical except for two different diameters of wind. connecting their ends, I create a spiral slide as a surface. I then create an hour-glass like revolved surface, then ...
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generating “organic” forms with solidworks by making extensive use of semi-random number generators

I'll do my best to describe here what I'd like to do. 1) create a set of planes whose origins would be defined using three numbers, each of them defined using the Excel RANDBETWEEN Function, or ...
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flexing operation fails when structure is too long

I have a linear repeat such that for up to 11 repeats, the flex operation works perfectly. for 12 and more, the operation goes haywire. is there an alternate way of doing it that avoids this ...
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Unexpected stress concentration results

I've run some stress simulations but I keep getting some unexpected results. I have 3 parts connected using 4 bolts as follows: A torque of 1N is applied to the hole on the right to simulate a hung ...
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Solidworks - Copy equation driven linear pattern sketch to other plane

I am trying to create a 3d sketch similar to this (that is equation driven) (the image is a screenshot from a tutorial but the sketch in the tutorial is not equation driven unfortunately). image ...
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How to model Motor Windings in Solidworks?

I want to model a DC motor in order to eventually do some simulations (temperature/cooling related) and I'm wondering what is the best way to model the motor windings? I've seen a few video's on how ...
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Using the „Singularity elemination factor“ in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

I’m new to the nonlinear static simulation in SOLIDWORKS… and therefore I’m trying to understand the advanced options in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. And here the “singularity elimination factor” is ...
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How do I create nano-scale mesh electronics in Solidworks?

I'm trying to complete a project for my solidworks course and it involves nanoelectronics. The idea is to create a mesh array of field effect transistors (FETs) that will monitor the firing of neurons ...
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how to pattern a cut-loft around a helix

I'm trying something fancier.. hopefully it will be clear from the screen-shot.. linear and circular patterns work. now, however, I'd like to spiral the cuts. first try isn't working.. it gave me ...
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Solidworks hole table export data format

I'm trying to help a student with a project. The task is to generate CNC G-Code from a Solidworks hole table export (CSV) using VBA. The problem is the export format is going to be a difficult to ...
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“Intermediate profile #2 could not be solved. Consider editing the relations and dimensions of the original sketch.”

this should work.. surely.. I even tested it in another file with another solid body present but not connected.. moved the operation to the very beginning of the design tree, suppressed everything ...
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how to automatically create an assembly from a part

something really funky happened recently, trying to track down what actually happened. I created a sweep on a 3d-sketched path, then mirrored it accross a plane so that the initial sweep and the ...
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Trim parts against parts in assembly level solidworks

In solidworks , is it possible to trim a part against another part in assembly level
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Equation driven conical spring not rebuilding properly in Solidworks 2019

I'm trying to make an equation driven conical spiral, you can download the file here. I know that I can use the spiral tool to achieve this but there are reasons why I want to do it like this. I have ...
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Trying to get a plane at a certain distance and angle

I'm working with solidworks and trying to make a plane at a certain distance and angle from another plane. Just for some context, I want to do something like this: My plan was to create a plane at ...
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prevent shaft from moving in solidworks

i designed a gearbox with 3 shafts.i wanted to do sth so shafts only have rotating movement and not any other type of movement.i cant find any type of mate that can do that,any suggestions?
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SOLIDWORKS - 3D Sketch of Trombone

My task is to create a 3D Sketch of a trombone like the one below My professor recommended defining the points 1-4 and putting a spline through them. I did that, but my resulting design looks weird. ...