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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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For a SoliidWorks drawing, how to use the "move" button of "layer properties" setting?

I'm trying to move a layer in a SolidWorks drawing to be behind another, such that the later later won't be occluded by the former. This feature appears to be working in SolidWorks 2022, with a button ...
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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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Hex Header for SolidWork file types

I have had a HDD become corrupt and trying to retrieve files off of the drive Iv got all except for .SLDDRW, .SLDPRT, and .SLDASM I have tried to get the hex header from these file types to assist in ...
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In solidworks, why can't I change color of a line section in a drawing if it is imported from a dxf file?

I have a drawing imported from a part file sketch though saving & loading a dxf file. After loading the drawing, I found that all existing lines in the sketch cannot use the native color of the ...
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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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Can anyone answer why the below Quadruped robot body jumping abruptly in the solidwork motion analysis study?

enter image description here enter image description here Hello, I was trying to study a Quadruped Robot bounding gait motion like WildCat Robot in the SolidWorks motion Analysis.Where my basic ...
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What is the corresponding option in fusion 360 for distance mate in solidworks?

I have been trying to put this two components using assembly in fusion 360. The distance between this two blue colored faces should be 60 mm but I can't find the distance mate option like solidworks ...
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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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Mirrored pairs in a circular pattern in Soildworks

I have a body that I want to mirror one time and then continue to fill the circle with the pair The regular mirror feature will work if I create a plane that is tangent to the circle, but it will be ...
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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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Formation of robot links programmatically in Solidworks

Spherical Parallel Manipulator in SolidWorks My question is a continuation of the topic. Is it possible to form the links and joints of the robot not manually, but programmatically in Solidworks? For ...
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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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Software for designing products made of aluminum extrusions

I'm going to build a storage cabinet out of aluminum extrusions. Something that looks like that, except lighter and less intricate: So yeah, my cabinet will be a lot lighter and without moving parts. ...
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why does wrinkling happen when i shell my part outward? (solidworks)

i am relatively new to solidworks and would appreciate any help. I am creating a hollow pipe as shown in the picture below. I did this by using lofted boss/base for 3 circular sketches and the ...
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Spherical Parallel Manipulator in SolidWorks

I need a little help with SolidWorks. I need to assemble such a mechanism, which I am currently working on. But I get a rather complicated and cumbersome algorithm: First, I build a "wireframe&...
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Fuzzy texture in soildworks

Is there a way to add a "fuzzy" texture to a body in solidworks? Something like this: The purpose - to 3d print a body with a fuzzy surface to get better bonding Any other ideas to improve ...
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Open 3MF File in another Program With Macro

I made a macro a few months ago to save a .3MF (alternative file format to .STL for 3D printing) which I love, but I'd like Solidworks to Auto-open the 3MF with PrusaSlicer when the file is saved. Is ...
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How to Make a Flexible Subassembly with Top-Down Design Method in SOLIDWORKS?

Recently, I'm trying to create a "4 dof robotic arm" on a robotic vehicle. The file structure be like: Robotic.SLDASM ...
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Is there a way to fix 'bad' surfaces in Solidworks?

I'm trying to create a smooth blended fillet on the outer edge of a part with fillets around it's corners in Solidworks. The results I have are pretty much what I want it to look like but when I check ...
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Increasing the style spline resolution

I have a style spline that when extruded have sharp coroners inside of a smooth curve Is there a way to increase its resolution? Note that its not solidworks graphics setting, it does in fact ...
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How to use standard aluminium extrusions

How to use standard aluminum extrusions and accessories at Solidworks? I believe there are some libraries, but I don't know how to click or download them. Would you please teach me how to do it? Thank ...
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How to get 2d representation for a 3d object

I've created a 3d object and I want to cut the exact shape on a fabric to cover it Is there a way to "flatten" it? Lets say its a cube, so this is the 2d result i'm looking for:
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In Solidworks Hole Toolbox, what is Thread Minor Diameter according to DIN 13-1

Dear StackExchange Community, I recently discovered how to use the Toolbox customization to specify new threads in Solidworks 2021 SP2.0, such as ISO fine metric threads (DIN 13-3- ... -9). However, ...
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How to use the intersect tool for two components in an assembly with solidworks?

I have an assembly file in Solidworks 2019 with two components, the green, and yellow rectangular prisms. I'm having trouble understanding the instructions I found online about making an intersection ...
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How to add comments to solidworks variable file?

When using an external .txt file to define global variables for SolidWorks 2021, can one add comments to this file, and what is the syntax?
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Import from DWG creates duplicate contours that cause sketch errors

I have an Illustrator file that I exported as DWG through Illustrator, and I'm using this as a wireframe for a sketch insert for an engraving. I imported the DWG file in, everything looked okay, but ...
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Only merging features can be patterned error Solidworks

I am trying to make a circular pattern of the following feature in this Solidworks file. I received the following message: 'Only merging features may be patterned. If appropriate, make a pattern of ...
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Designing windmill blades in solidworks

I am trying to design the windmill blades (the green part) in Solidworks but am having trouble since the radius of curvature for the blades varies at different points. I tried bending it as a sheet ...
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Solidworks freezes when creating an angle mate

When I try to create an angle mate in an assembly by pressing shift and choosing the angle option in the menu that appears, a green and white mouse appears next to the arrow and I cannot access any ...
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On modifying imported STL files in Solidworks

Some weeks ago I downloaded a couple of 3d models from Thingieverse in STL format and I wanted to make some minor modifications before printing. The modification were: I wanted to split a multi part ...
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