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Solidworks: Why is the Projected Curve position different from the preview?

Preview: Projected curve: If anybody has any ideas that would be great. Also, the issue is not only a 'visual' issue, but also a functional issue. I am attempting to use the projected curve in a ...
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Where is Wizard in Solidworks Flow simulation?

would anyone knows why my wizard in Solidworks 2016 flow simulation is missing, I am starting to learn flow simulation because of my study, I am still a beginner, I tried testing it 1 time with my ...
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Transferring the project from “Altium Design” to “SolidWorks” while maintaining silk-screen printing, sizes and everything else

I want to transfer the PCB project to solidwork from altium design, I read forums on how to do it better, and so: Save to STEP. The option is good and working, but I did not like the option, since ...
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one way bearing in solidworks

I'm relatively new to solidworks and i would like to know if there is a way to mate a bearing in solidworks such that it acts as a one way bearing. In the rack and pinion setup in the figure, the rack ...
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Quick Solidworks question: How to cut a 3D part along a line in a sketch?

I'm not having luck with the Trim Entities feature, which is just for sketches. I just want to shave the top part off completely at the angle that I've drawn.
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how do i keep static deflection in a spring at a minimum upon applying gravity in a mass spring system without altering the response?

i modelled a simple mass spring damper system (with a vertical orientation) with base excitation in solidworks. After applying all necessary parameters, i plotted responses with and without gravity ...
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Extruding two edges in solidworks?

I need to make this structure: from this other: but I don't figure how, I tried to "Convert Entities", but doesn't work. Can you help me?
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Create a mate that allows a part to move within a specified distance from another part

Can I create a mate in solidworks that allows for a part to move up and down but stop at a certain distance from another part? I have an L-bracket mated to an aluminum rod (black). If it is possible I ...
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Is it possible to compute cutting of wood bar in Solidworks automatically?

I drew two bar parts, horizontal and vertical, then composed into single assembly. Each bar was duplicated. The I wished to model diagonal bar and created new part just inside of an assembly. I was ...
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Planes visible only if selected or hovered and “eye” flag ignored in Solidworks

I have created empty assembly and got all planes invisible. They are visible only if hovered or selected. On the following picture PLANE1 is selected and ...
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How to hide part of intersection in Solidworks?

I have imported STL into Solidworks, converted it, then built an intersection of this body with a plane. I got 3 objects: first half of a body, second half of a ...
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How to use mesh as a reference object in Solidworks?

Suppose I want to design some device against a scanned 3D model like eyeglasses. I have imported STL model and drew a reference plane by three points of it. I can ...
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Unable to do anything with the mesh imported from blender

I made an object in Blender (default cube), then exported it to STL, then imported this STL into Solidworks. Now I see this ...
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Mirror an entire part in solidworks to create a new part

I have a pretty complicated part in solidworks that I need to 3D print. The part is designed to be a support, holding up a gauge on the side of a small pump. On the other side of the pump, I would ...
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Solidworks chain pattern on the outer line of a slot

I've created a chain pattern to be placed around a slot line, but the problem is that the pattern reside inside the slot instead of outside. Any ideas on how to change it?
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Trouble with an actuator on a Robotics SolidWorks design. Any ideas why?

I am in the process of developing a robotics design on SolidWorks. The goal of this design is to tilt a platform using 2 actuators. My design utilizes 2 indirect actuators that are separately powered ...
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inverse finite element with Ansys

I need to find blank sheet of a Double-Curved sheet metal part. There are some functions in CAD softwares like Solidworks, Catia, Nx, 3dQuickForm (solidworks Add-in) and etc for flattening a surface, ...
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Verify assigning of material to all parts in a assembly

is there any provision in SolidWorks to check if all parts in an assembly is assigned material, rather than individually checking each part under the design tree? It becomes tedious to check ...
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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 ...