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Paul Montgomery
I saved the entire assembly and detail drawings as a PDF file to export to a customer who doesn't have SolidWorks. Two large components were missing from the assembly view. I should have checked the PDF before sending off but I've never had this issue before. Has PDF been known to be unstable? Should I have rather saved the drawing to eDrawings… (Show more)
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Ryan Lapera
Click to view contentThe arrow on my leader (for a diameter dimension) changes to a weird arrow. This only happens after I add a jog point in the leader.   SW 2020 SP 2.0  
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Barry Watkins
I just recently upgraded to SW2020. When I add hole callouts to my drawing the callout is showing bilateral tolerance every time and I have to edit it to change the tolerance to "none". Normally I want the tolerance set to "none". Is there a setting for this?
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Brian Graves
Starting this one off with the most frustrating problem with BOM that we all can relate to as it affects all of our productivity.    1 When you have a large BOM and need to manually sort it or want to edit custom properties through the BOM the GUI is terribly terribly slow as it is hammering your CPU and attempting to redraw the entire drawing.… (Show more)
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Daen Hendrickson
I am using SW2014 SP5.   For aesthetic reasons, I prefer to have my exploded view BOM balloons attached to magnetic lines and I also prefer my balloon leaders to be parallel to each other. Exploded views are typically at the standard Isometric view angle and the magnetic lines are usually set to one of the snap angles of 30/60/150, etc. to match… (Show more)
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Steve Krause
Click to view contentThis a view of the Design library.   All of these are .SLDBLK and were saved the same way into the same PDM directory and checked in, maybe by different people.    Make block > Save block.  Why are the icons different?
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Stephen Brown
I am having trouble editing text in a custom sheet format created in Solidworks 2018 SP4.  After entering a note in Sheet Format it cannot be edited. After exiting sheet format the text disappears.  You can get it to re-apear by cycling the layer for the text off then back on or by changing the line weight of that layer.  However, once its entered… (Show more)
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Mike Lloyd
I have a drawing in which I imported dimensions from the model using Insert>Model Items. One problem is that if someone changes dimensions within the drawing, the model itself is changed. I would like to prevent the dimensions of the model from being edited from within the drawing. Is there a way to do this without having to create all the… (Show more)
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Simon Woolley
So I have SW SP5 2019. Since upgrading to 2019, I have never had the option to be able to add columns or rows to a newly created table whether it be a weldment cutlist, BOM or general table. Its the same whether it is a table I've created myself or using Solidworks standard tables.   When right clicking on a table cell the option to insert is… (Show more)
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Kyle Morris
I am trying to place an inspection bubble around a geometric tolerance block like you can do with regular dimensions by selecting the button as shown in my inspection dimension attachment.   Does anyone know if this is possible to do with a control frame shown in my control frame attachment? Currently I am making a block and placing it… (Show more)
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