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Water Cooling - Straight pipe vs. Coil Heat Exchanger

I have been looking at a heat exchanger design on the SolidWorks Flow Simulation toolbox. My goal is to cool down water from ambient temperature. To do so, the water flows through a cold aluminium ...
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Addressing Variations in Stress Levels for Accurate Fatigue Analysis of Crankshafts

In analyzing the fatigue resistance of a crankshaft, how should we account for the variation in stress levels throughout its 360-degree revolution? Given that the crankshaft is subjected to different ...
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SOLIDWORKS: Is there a way to convert a Section View into a new part?

I hope this is the correct place for this question. BLUF: is there a way in SOLIDWORKS to convert a Section View of a part into its own new part; alternatively, which features/tools of SOLIDWORKS ...
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Solidworks 2024 bend around circle sketch or cylinder?

How do you in solidworks 2024 bend the part of body around circle sketch or cylinder Current result: Expected result:
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Solidworks 2024 inverse fillet

How do you inverse the fillet in solidworks 2024 ? Instead of rounding make the "cut" to inside Expected result: Current result:
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how can i rotate my sketches and revolved items around an axis i've created?

i'm making this thingy thing and i made all my solids for a swept cut without referencing my reference, so now they're all in the wrong place. i only need to move them about the centre of the main ...
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How can I make an internal part of a Solidworks assembly become external?

I have found a part in an assembly which has been saved internally, while the rest are external. How can I turn this part into an external one? I need all the references to stay though. Also, should a ...
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Pattern a tangential feature around a helix

I'm modelling a piece to 3D print which will be used for a small test, and in an effort to save time in manually filleting every edge, I wanted to make a cut on the top one then pattern it down to the ...
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Model external NPT thread in solidworks using stud wizard

I would like to know if it is possible to model external NPT threads in SolidWorks using the new stud wizard feature. I am using SW 2022 version. I tried to attempt, but all I am getting is NPSM ...
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CNC a hemisphere in SolidWorks

Dear all, I am currently learning CNC Milling software. I have successfully be able to simulate the toolpath for milling a square block to a hemisphere. May I ask how to add another operation, that is ...
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CNC a hemisphere in SolidWorks

Dear all, I am currently learning CNC Milling software. I have successfully be able to simulate the toolpath for milling a square block to a hemisphere. May I ask how to add another operation, that is ...
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How to measure length of multiple arcs and lines in SolidWorks?

I'm using SolidWorks 2023 and I have a curve like this one: And I want to find it's full length. I've already tried to do it with Measure tool, but it doesn't show the length to me. How to do it?
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Comparison between hand calculations of a continuous beam with FEA simulation (Solidworks)

I've seen many videos and books where statically determined beams' hand calculations are checked using FEA. But why is it that FEA results don't match the ones obtained using hand calculations (in ...
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CNC Mill an Airfoil Shape in MasterCAM

I have this airfoil shape which I created using MasterCam. I used the milling function called MULTISURFACE. When I select the green highlighted spot above, it will throw me an error. Is there a way to ...
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Can I omit the scale information in the technical drawing of a mildly complex mechanical part if I provide all of the necessary dimensions clearly?

and thanks in advance for taking the time to help me. TL;DR: I work for a company where I need to make technical drawings—mostly using SolidWorks—of some mechanical components. Do I have to include ...
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Why is my SOLIDWORKS background black?

my solidworks background (where we do the modeling like drawing a line or a circle) and all the buttons (like close or minimize buttons) are black . they are there and I even can click on them and I ...
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Investigation of Body Motion in SolidWorks: Euler Angles Rate or Angular Velocity?

This is my first question in this community. I decided to demonstrate my problem on simple rigid body, but task may be applied to more complex shapes. So, a cube is built in SolidWorks: Using the ...
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Reference geometry for a 3D arc in SolidWorks

Spherical Parallel Manipulator in SolidWorks I am drawing in SolidWorks a 3D arc with two holes on the edges. An axis of rotation passes through the center of one of these holes, around which the arc ...
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SolidWorks PDM drawing watermark when referencing older version?

How can you add a watermark on SolidWorks drawings/templates present when the drawing is not updated with the most recent part file? This would be very helpful in order to reduce production errors.
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How to model flexible plate between two sticks solidworks

I am following a paper on undulatory fin motion and trying to make a model of it in Solidworks. The problem is stated as having two servo motors with two rays and a flexible rubber membrane between ...
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Preliminary way to estimate damping quality factor (Q) from a SolidWorks FEM

I am analyzing the modal response of a structural FEM for a spacecraft structures course. I'm using Solidworks Simulation Premium. Need first mode to be above 40Hz and the damping Q-factor (quality ...
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Best way of SolidWorks rendering for product catalogs

For a catalog of many different parts I want a clear render but not as 'realistic' or detailed as I would get with SW Visualize. Are there any other options or settigns to achieve this? Some examples:
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Loft doesn't follow guide curve as intended in Solidworks v22

I have been trying to make a surface loft of a pipe that goes around a U-turn and gradually changes diameter. I was finally able to complete the surface loft, but something is off in the result. My ...
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Building CAD Models for simulations and 3D Printing

Is there a tool that allows you to make changes to models so that they can be used for both 3D printing and static simulations in SolidWorks. For example, I want to have a part printed and to deal ...
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How can I add an equation value to sketch text in Solidworks?

This seems like it should be really easy but I can't find a nice way of doing it in Solidworks. All I want to do is add an equation driven value to sketch text so that I can have etched on a part what ...
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Rocket Nose Cone Design ,Ogives,technical drawings are not understood

I'm trying to draw a rocket nose cone. Notice the red marked at the bottom left of technical drawing. I couldn't figure out what the diameters 26.870 AND 59.732 mean. I drew endless lines vertically ...
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Diff/merge for CAD in 2022?

I'm fairly new as an ME, recently graduated so I'm used to working solo. Wondering how teams collaborate and do version control when working on an assembly together. In software, git's diff/merge ...
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Fin airfoil holder design and technical drawings not understood

I am trying to draw a fin for my final year project, but I could not fully understand the technical drawing explanations that I marked with red markings. especially R1.281 DEFINES TANGENCY OF R1.312 ...
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Connecting parts with sides with different curvature in Solidworks

I have two parts: a washer and a rectangular prism. I need to connect them side by side. But the joined sides have different curvature. How can I merge the sides so that the details look something ...
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SOLIDWORKS-Bolting a COTS part from a STEP File onto an Assembly

Problem I have a STEP file with a few holes for bolts. I'm hoping to bolt this part into stock material in Solidworks. Example My first thought is to extend the holes into other connected components ...
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Replicate loft-based object to value-driven object

I've made the following oddity in Solidworks: All the dimensions are known except for the top part. This is probably because this was done using the Lofted Boss/Base feature. The Loft profile goes (...
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Need help with Solidworks

Would I be allowed to ask which Solidworks feature I should use to make the recessed bit (circled in red) of the thing in the diagram below? Thanks.
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Solidworks - I need to slope the inner side of the lid

This is the cup lid that I designed, I gave 45deg angle at the bottom which worked well Now I want to give the same 45 deg angle at the top but fillet or champer is not working. Now sure what am I ...
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Solidworks - The protrusion disappears when I enter into sketch mode? What am I doing wrong?

I am fairly new to Solidworks but know basics of it (basic only). The have made a shape (which I have 3D printed as well), but I need to change the dimension of the protrusion now. Here is the design ...
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Why is my toolbox empty? (SolidWorks 2021)

If I open SolidWorks and go to the toolbox, it only shows 1 map named 'Favorites'. The toolbox as well as the 'Favorites' map are empty. If I click to configure it opens a window as shown in the ...
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How to switch back to the previous SolidWorks mouse control for rotating a model?

I have been out of SolidWorks CAD modeling for some time. Recently started getting into some more intense CAD modeling in SolidWorks 2021 and noticed that the mouse controls have changed. I tried some ...
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Should a stiffener be hatched

In my course it's preferred not to hatch ribs and webs so should I consider a stiffener like them and not hatch it or is it different and why ?
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What are these hidden lines tangent to the circle?

I don't understand what the hidden lines are nor the fillets tangent to the center line of the circles if someone can help with the 3d isometric that would help a lot.
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How should I create the pendant shown below?

I use Creo Parametric to model. I tried to model the pendant shown below, but nothing worked. I first made an extrusion of a circle. Then, I created the outer arc using sweep. I was able to get the ...
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Is there sufficient information to complete the bottom end?

BACKGROUND Fresh of the heels of figuring out my "kinky" issues in this question I thought I was fully prepared to deal with the following drawing titled COILED PIPE 2. The drawing seemed ...
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Coiling and bending pipe in 3D model

BACKGROUND: I had previously dealt with 2 pipe coils with oddly bend ends. for the most part I was able to use the coil tool and was able to line up a bunch of 2D sketches to complete the odd end ...
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Stress/impact simulation of a solidworks design

I am creating a waterproof box that will be submerged under a few feet of soil and also must be able to withstand the impact if dropped from a height. I am wondering if it is possible on solidworks, ...
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Designing a grabber

I designed a grabber for grabbing strings and yarns. the movement that I need is straight up and down to grab a piece of yarn. I wanted to know if this model (in the video) works in real life or not. ...
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Need help in Solidworks Macros. I want to add 5mm into previous dimension

Basically I have nearly 1000 files. I want to edit a dimension which is labeled D2@Sketch 10. Assuming that the name can be a variable, I want to do this task: D2@Sketch 10 = D2@Sketch 10 + 0.005 So ...
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Help in Solidworks macro for updating split children parts

I have a main file. I use a split feature to break it into two parts and save them as separate files. My goal is to change some dimensions in main file and the children files (the split files) getting ...
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How to create laser cutting files from solidworks for cardboard box

I'm working on producing some carboard items from Solidworks. In order to manufacture these items, I need a 2D drawing which I can supply to the laser cutters, which they will follow. It is easy ...
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Workbench: Explain the difference between the case with bonded contact and the case with the frictional coefficient of 0.01

Explain the difference between the case 1 with bonded contact (top image) and the case 2 (bottom image) with the frictional coefficient of 0.01 For both cases, the top plate has displacement and the ...
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Solidworks - how to make a groove on a double curvature surface

Today, as I was making -for another post - the following part Although, I managed to use a couple of ways to do the above (revolve a sketch, and b) using swept cut) I wondered how would I make ...
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Mesh part failed in solidworks issue

This assembly is extremely hard to mesh. Even, if I used an extremely finer mesh and took a long time to solve, it still keep failing. This model can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/...
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Solidworks Z-axis Tolerances

I have a fresnel lens made by a company that has z-axis steps in it at the 10s of micron scale. That's fine except that it creates weird optical effects that I am having trouble simulating. I have a ...
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