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Solidworks Long Term Transient Heat Transfer

I have a cylinder with water, containing an arbitrarily shaped (i.e. a free surface), but still a primarily cylindrical object. The setup is subjected to transient heat loading (dT +20 -10C at room ...
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How do you create a chamfer in 3D CAD that joins the edges of two different shapes?

I am trying to make a 3D model. It consists of a cylinder resting on an extruded ellipse as you can see in the picture below. I now want to join the top edge of the ellipse with the top edge of the ...
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Create a movie from STL file? [closed]

After finish designing a product and having some STL files, I would like to make some movie of it, and animate it . For example same as Apple does in its marketing ...
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Can drawing views in Solidworks be scaled without keeping aspect ratio?

I'm making weldment drawings that involve a long W-Beam with a number of flanges welded to the web. The problem is that because the weldment is so large, lines become difficult distinguish from each ...
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How do I make my balloon annotations circular instead of oval-shaped?

I'm getting oval balloons for my annotations instead of circular balloons even though I selected the circular setting. Is there any way to edit/revert this annotation to become a normal circle?
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SolidWorks circuit simulation?

I use Labcenter Proteus Circuit simulation - you create circuit design, then apply current and see simulation in action - for example leds are blinking, or motor is rotating. If there is ...
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Why don't I see a yellow preview indicator when using the chamfer tool?

I'm having problems trying to use chamfer on an edge. Typically I see yellow previews of how cuts/extrusions will appear, but this is not the case for my first time using chamfer. I have tried looking ...
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Are boxy edges normal in SolidWorks when working with a drawing?

I'm giving SolidWorks a try and am following one of their tutorials on creating a part. When I create circles they are looking a bit "boxy" to me. My graphics card has 512MB of ram and I have checked ...

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