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What does “do not scale drawing” in a drawing sheet mean?

I opened a new sheet in Solidworks drawing, in the title block, there was a field written "Do not scale drawing". What does that mean? There is a scale already being chosen over there. It was just a ...
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Trying to simulate the bending of a right angled pipe in solidworks

I have created a bent right angled tube in solid works. It has a constant inner diameter of 1" and thickness of 1/8". The tube is comprised of a straight portion 1 ft in length, followed by a 90 deg ...
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How to extrude an edge in SolidWorks?

I am new to SolidWorks and am designing an enclosure. My model looks like this - I want to add a projection onto the sides of the surface with the slotted hole, so that the front view vaguely looks ...
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Solidworks Flow Simulation “Rotation” option missing

I am looking for assistance to understand why, with SolidWorks 2019, in the "Flow Simulation wizard - Analysis Type" I have no "Rotation" option? I have already tried reinstalling/repairing ...
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Solidworks - How to safely clone a large multi-assembly project?

I have a top level project directory with about 40 Assembly files and several hundred SLDPRT files and they are all highly dependent on each other. The original version of this works fine and has no ...
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Ignore the thread in Collision Detection in Solidworks

How can I ignore the thread in standard parts in Solidworks (for Example nut with thread) in the collision simulation without deactivating the component? I can disable all the 180 nuts in the list of ...
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Solidworks on Azure

Would it be possible to install solidworks on Microsofts cloud platform (azure) and access solidworks remotely. Actually, my computer is quite old and cannot install the newer versions, so i thought i ...
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Solidworks export the 3d points of a spline

Is it possible to ( how do you ) export a series of points along a spline. A spline has been created in 3d from various segments. I would like to export a table of 3d points along the spline starting ...
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How to know the maximum offset distance in solidworks that doesn't result a defromed shape

using the offset tool on surfaces can result a shape different from the one offset from, as in broken lines or edges instead of curves like this: is there a way to know the maximum distance i can ...
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After I knit the surface some blue sketch lines presist

Knit command on SW 2017 results blue sketch lines even with all surfaces selected I was following the steps in a tutorial and I am sure i got them all 100% correct up to that point. what could be ...
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How to restore In-view Sketch Toolbar?

My in-view sketch toolbar has disappeared recently - How can you make this reappear? So confused, don't even know what it's name is!
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Calculating the lifting force $F_{Kab}$ with SolidWorks – according to VDI 2230

I’m not sure if my procedure to simulate the lifting force $F_{Kab}$ is correct. So I illustrate my way how to get the lifting force $F_{Kab}$ using SolidWorks and the simulation tool. I hope you can ...
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Show all sides of a solidworks part in a solidworks drawing

I'm new to solidworks, and I built my part and would like to put it into a drawing. Its a small square box-like base with one side of the base having holes in it. When I put my parts into the drawing, ...
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How to convert Joules(kinetic energy) plot chart into watts?

How to convert Joules(kinetic energy) plot chart into watts? Anyone know how?
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Difference in Diameter calculation using Solidworks and manually

When I try to create a flat form of a archimedes screw using Solidworks it gives me a diameter different from what is calculated manually basically using a Pythagoras Theorem. Can anyone explain the ...
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Bolted joint junker test with finite element method

Anybody knows a tutorial to make a finite element analysis for bolted joints like junker test(fastener vibration) in Solidworks or Ansys?
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Solidworks: Make a copy of a sketch on a different plane

I have Sketch 1. It's on Plane 1. There's a different Plane 2, and I want to make Pketch 2 which is simply the entities in Sketch 1 copied to Sketch 2. I don't want to copy-paste, because I want to ...
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Dimensions on a STL model

I have an STL file, all I want is to be able to measure dimension from point A to point B on the model in the file. How can I do this? I do have access to Solidworks but don't know if that the best ...
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Solidworks Motion capabilities

Is Solidworks Motion capable of finding the torque of the planet carrier (output) in a planetary gear set when in steady state? The sun and ring gears are both inputs and all gears are rotating at a ...
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Solidworks 2014 - Convert a complex assembly into a single “inert” geometry file and import it

I have a large and unwieldy Solidworks assembly and I would like to save it as an "inert" geometry file such as an STL or STEP format. Then I want to import this into another project assembly and ...
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Creating a “half dome” in solidworks

I have a half cylinder shape, and another half cylinder sketch perpendicular to that first cylinder. I wish to create a "half-dome" between these two surfaces (picture what should look like almost a ...
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What is a method to export a SolidWorks part (with distinguishing between materials) to a voxel cloud?

i'm doing a simulation in matlab which uses a 3D matrix as input, i.e. the matrix has the form (xDim, yDim, zDim). With a simple STL export and a voxelization of this STL file i can get only a matrix ...
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I need some help with 'pattern mirror' tool in Solidworks

I drew a quarter of my element and i want to generate the whole part by using 'pattern mirror'. The actual element is totally symmetrical (as you can see in the first image sketched by yellow curves) ...
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Solidworks - Projected Curve is incomplete

-- This issue might be due to a bug in SolidWorks 2014 SP2 -- I'm trying to route a water hose from one location to another without passing through a keepout area (the red box shown). I am simply ...
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Selecting edge of a circle in Solidworks

When I am drawing things (Assembly) in SolidWorks, on some parts which I work on, I can select the edge of a circle and then measure the dimension to a line, like shown below: But the problem is that ...
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Sweep with guide curve in SolidWorks

I've been trying to get this sweep to work for a while now. It works with a solid circle. It doesn't work with an annulus. I can provide more info if necessary. I made sure the order of the features ...
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How would I get my hands on something I designed in Solid works?

Lets pretend I designed a plastic Lunchbox, like the ones pictured below in solid-works. What processes or options are involved in obtaining a physical sample of my design?
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Solidworks 2017 Dowel holes misaligned

I have following assembly: and I have following Dowel holes misaligned: Now, both sets of holes (for both parts) were created using ...
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How to model the inside of a server for CFD and thermal studies?

At my workplace I have been assigned to create an accurate 3D model of our Dell PowerEdge R820 servers so we can insert our custom cards and run a CFD and thermal analysis on them. The end goal is to ...
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How do you create multiple configurations of an assembly quickly in Solidworks?

One way is to go to the configurations manager, right click, and select add configuration. This is super slow if you have many to add. There must be a faster way, similar to how you create new ...
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Determine force distribution from a bolt pattern

Need some help designing a bolt pattern for a pressure tight enclosure. How do i determine the force applied at a distance from a bolt location so that I meet the minimum force to compress the ...
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Cannot Create Centerline between 2 Holes in Solidworks Drawing

I am new to Solidworks, my part has several holes (created using the Hole Wizard) which needs Centerlines drawn to connect them. However when I click on the Centerline tool in the Drawing, then ...
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Gear Design - Teeth Fit [closed]

I am working on designing a set of gears for 3D printing. I have not done any gear design before - how should I improve the design to prevent gear slipping?
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How to have multiple copies of the same component all with different colours in Solidworks?

Regarding Solidworks 2014 (SP2)... In an assembly I have three identical copies of a single transparent acrylic component. How may I give them different colours? When I change the colour of the ...
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How to determine if a part in an assembly keeps the same when mirrored in solidworks

I believe someone suffers the same problem as me. I created a complicated assembly in Solidworks. The assembly needs a left-hand and right-hand configuration. Currently I created the left-hand version,...
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Solidworks Flow Simulation the Rotation option missing

I am looking for assistance to understand why, with SolidWorks 2017, in the "Flow Simulation wizard - Analysis Type" I have no "Rotation" option? What do I need to do in order to see it?. The "...
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Creating flange from 3D surface

I have essentially a hollow tube created from 3D splines that define the inner and outer surfaces. How can I extrude a flange from the exterior surface? I did not mention, this is Solidworks 2012. ...
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Is Fusion 360 compatible with SolidWorks?

I.e. can I save a model in Fusion 360 that can then be opened in SolidWorks?
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Moving part of my object along the z-axis

I accidentally made a part of my object (Highlighted) 2mm higher than it's supposed to be, I want to grab the entire thing and translate it -2mm along the z-axis. Blender (A free application) is able ...
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Is there an equivalent to the 'equal' constraint from solidworks in fusion 360?

I used to use Solidworks a few years back and am now trying to learn Autodesk Fusion 360. So far I'm pretty impressed but one thing I've not found is something like the ...
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How to design CAD bevel gears from known outside diameter?

I'm working on a problem where I need to design and 3D print bevel gears to fit in the inside of a box and transmit a gear train around the inside corner, as roughly illustrated by the cross section ...
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Does solidworks store license and user information inside files?

For patent and security issues I want to know if SolidWorks (relevant versions are 2012, 2015 and 2016) stores user, license and further metadata inside .sldprt, .sldasm and .slddrw files. If so: ...
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Autodesk Suite vs SolidWorks comparison [closed]

I've worked in SolidWorks for 3 years now and have found it to be a highly productive and capable software. I recently heard in passing that Autodesk surface modelling is far superior to SolidWorks. ...
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Make something that turns yet locked in place

I imagine this is an easy concept but I do not know much about mechanical engineering design. I am trying to make a "knob" like a control knob in solidworks that turns and is locked in place after ...
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Technical drawing for a part with complex (non-line, non-arc) geometry

I've been making technical drawings for various parts I've designed. Since these parts were meant to be 3D printed, this is mainly just to have them in my portfolio so I have something to show/talk ...
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How to model a sheet metal nut in SolidWorks?

I want to know how to model and how to use an injection nut in SolidWorks. The problem starts with me not knowing the correct term in English for them thing I want to model (Einpressmutter). I'm ...
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Under defined sketch - inner rectangle for chessboard

I am working on chess board using SolidWorks 2016 and I've created two rectangles, outer one and inner one with 8x8 grid using <...
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Creating a side plate in Solid Works

I am a complete solidworks novice trying to create the part pictured in the orthographic schematic below but i am really struggling. I hoped someone might be able to guide me in creating this part. ...
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How to compare small and large scale model of an IC engine to predict force, torque, rpm etc generated by actual engine?

I have this 6 cylinder radial engine designed in Solidworks. Rendering Blueprint (Source:Inventor Wizards) And I want to perform some motion analysis on this engine to make some prediction about it'...
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How can I match the angle of projection from a book illustration?

I have translated the part illustrated below into Solidworks but I haven't been able to match the angle of projection used in the illustration. How can I identify that angle used in the image, so ...