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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 ...
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extruded Boss/Base error

im importing my 2D sketch from AutoCAD and trying to extrude base in Solidworks. I realized that when I tried to extrude a shape, it's connected to another shape, and it's extruding together with it ...
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how to twist a sweep around a spiral in solidworks

. I create two helixes, identical except for two different diameters of wind. connecting their ends, I create a spiral slide as a surface. I then create an hour-glass like revolved surface, then ...
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generating “organic” forms with solidworks by making extensive use of semi-random number generators

I'll do my best to describe here what I'd like to do. 1) create a set of planes whose origins would be defined using three numbers, each of them defined using the Excel RANDBETWEEN Function, or ...
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flexing operation fails when structure is too long

I have a linear repeat such that for up to 11 repeats, the flex operation works perfectly. for 12 and more, the operation goes haywire. is there an alternate way of doing it that avoids this ...
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Unexpected stress concentration results

I've run some stress simulations but I keep getting some unexpected results. I have 3 parts connected using 4 bolts as follows: A torque of 1N is applied to the hole on the right to simulate a hung ...
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Solidworks - Copy equation driven linear pattern sketch to other plane

I am trying to create a 3d sketch similar to this (that is equation driven) (the image is a screenshot from a tutorial but the sketch in the tutorial is not equation driven unfortunately). image ...
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How to model Motor Windings in Solidworks?

I want to model a DC motor in order to eventually do some simulations (temperature/cooling related) and I'm wondering what is the best way to model the motor windings? I've seen a few video's on how ...
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Using the „Singularity elemination factor“ in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

I’m new to the nonlinear static simulation in SOLIDWORKS… and therefore I’m trying to understand the advanced options in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. And here the “singularity elimination factor” is ...
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How do I create nano-scale mesh electronics in Solidworks?

I'm trying to complete a project for my solidworks course and it involves nanoelectronics. The idea is to create a mesh array of field effect transistors (FETs) that will monitor the firing of neurons ...
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how to pattern a cut-loft around a helix

I'm trying something fancier.. hopefully it will be clear from the screen-shot.. linear and circular patterns work. now, however, I'd like to spiral the cuts. first try isn't working.. it gave me ...
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Solidworks hole table export data format

I'm trying to help a student with a project. The task is to generate CNC G-Code from a Solidworks hole table export (CSV) using VBA. The problem is the export format is going to be a difficult to ...
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“Intermediate profile #2 could not be solved. Consider editing the relations and dimensions of the original sketch.”

this should work.. surely.. I even tested it in another file with another solid body present but not connected.. moved the operation to the very beginning of the design tree, suppressed everything ...
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how to automatically create an assembly from a part

something really funky happened recently, trying to track down what actually happened. I created a sweep on a 3d-sketched path, then mirrored it accross a plane so that the initial sweep and the ...
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Trim parts against parts in assembly level solidworks

In solidworks , is it possible to trim a part against another part in assembly level
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Equation driven conical spring not rebuilding properly in Solidworks 2019

I'm trying to make an equation driven conical spiral, you can download the file here. I know that I can use the spiral tool to achieve this but there are reasons why I want to do it like this. I have ...
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Trying to get a plane at a certain distance and angle

I'm working with solidworks and trying to make a plane at a certain distance and angle from another plane. Just for some context, I want to do something like this: My plan was to create a plane at ...
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prevent shaft from moving in solidworks

i designed a gearbox with 3 shafts.i wanted to do sth so shafts only have rotating movement and not any other type of movement.i cant find any type of mate that can do that,any suggestions?
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SOLIDWORKS - 3D Sketch of Trombone

My task is to create a 3D Sketch of a trombone like the one below My professor recommended defining the points 1-4 and putting a spline through them. I did that, but my resulting design looks weird. ...
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solidworks mating gear with shaft problem

I am trying to mate a gear with a shaft via a key.key coincident with gear and cocentericity of gear with shaft cannot both be made.
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Constain sketch inside block to external elements in solidworks

I am designing a mechanism using sketches and sketch blocks in Solidworks. I have multiple copies of a block that contains a linkage that has a few pivots points. When I edit the sketch in this block,...
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Solidworks static simulation having issues

I've got everything set. Material is aluminum alloy 6061. I've set the component contacts to no penetration. I have a contact set where both blocks meet and keep getting the same error. The bottom ...
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FEA software for Orthotropic materials

What FEA software is capable of simulating static studies on orthotropic materials such as wood? I must be able to define mechanical properties in X,Y and Z. I would also like to have access to ...
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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 - 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 the ...
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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, ...