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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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Solidworks CSWA part modelling question

I am having difficulty with a CSWA question that asks to find the mass of the following part. Here is a link to my attempt: https://drive.google.com/file/d/162No5ugwQ-9cRkdcp-78Ohq08T8UngBd/view?usp=...
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What is the best way to build this parametrically in solidworks?

I want to make a structure like the following where: L is the total length and its fixed $\lambda$ is the distance between each arc n: is the number of repeated structures in the center I have ...
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Solidworks 2D static nonlinear simulation convergence problems

I'm trying to do the following 2D nonlinear static simulation in SolidWorks (video was made in Ansys): https://we.tl/t-m3XQrUZZ5U However, I've been getting these convergence problems I can't seem to ...
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adding fillet between parts in an assembly

How would you add a fillet between two parts in a Solidworks assembly, and propagating the fillet body to one of the parts? In the example below I have two parts, yellow and gray, and when adding an ...
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How do I create a 3D helical sine wave in Solidworks?

I'm trying to place this blue helical sine wave around the helix (which I already thickened) that is wrapped around an ellipsoid but I just can't make it work. What I'm trying to create is that body ...
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cavity scaling around part features

I'm trying to add a cavity in part A using part B in an assembly. I'd like to expand the cavity uniformly away from the B around each feature. Instead, the cavity seems to be expanding from the center....
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How to add a gap when splitting for joint in Solidworks

I drew a puzzle like joint sketch and split a body with it for 3d printing. But I have to add a small gap between them for the tolerance of the machine. Any way on how to do it not manually?
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Creating holes in the assembly in Solidworks

I have 2 parts in an assembly that I am trying to connect using 2 bolts. I want to create the holes by creating 2 circles on a surface and by cutting through both objects using the circles. If I do ...
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Reverse direction of fillet

How do you reverse the direction of a fillet like that highlighted below?
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Alternative approach to reference geometry to mirror a swept cut

I am looking for a way to mirror the swept cut shown in the figure below about the object's midplane, which is parallel to the right plane. Can you do this without reference geometry, for example is ...
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Duplicate a sketch on a spiral like array of lines in solidworks

This one is gonna be hard for me to explain, but I hope you will get it I have this sketch: Each side of this part is half of it, to be easily duplicate / mirror / pattern Important to note the both ...
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How to model robotic wires behavior in solidworks

I'm trying to create a block or anything else in soildworks that I can move and see the compression of the lower wire further from the arm Something like this The example show just one joint but I ...
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Want to simulate a mechanism with spring in it for forces acting in different direction (Kinematics). How to do it using solidworks or ANSYS? [closed]

Thought of using motion study in Solidworks but not able to account for forces at the different axis in it here is the image to better understand it. There hasn't been any progress with the ...
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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 ...