• Excel Base BOM to Excel missing reference 

    i using excel base boms in solidworks and i link the data to another excel file (fileA) (copy&paste link). once i reopen the fileA, it display like this and cannot be resolved.  How to solve this. plz he...
    Chong Kai San
    last modified by Chong Kai San
  • Flat pattern view doesn't match model

    I've had this issue recurring for several years now, and haven't had any luck finding a resolution through my VAR. In summary, occasionally a sheet metal flat pattern view will have a visual display that doesn't match...
    Bryce Gill
    created by Bryce Gill
  • Chain Dimensions - all dimensions always aligned

    Hi, I've been used to Inventor Chain dimension command that featured two interesting functionalities: 1. Set a different arrow style for internal chain terminator (i.e. internal dimensions always have a dot as leade...
    Ciro Immobile
    created by Ciro Immobile
  • What improvement are needed with Flag Notes and Flag Notes Bank?

    Flag Notes and Flag Notes Bank have now been in SOLIDWORKS for a few years (time flies!).  There was a sizable quality push to clean up some of the unexpected behaviors in the past couple of years.  Even sti...
    Matthew Lorono
    last modified by Matthew Lorono
  • Turn off Location Label 'same sheet number' button?

    I'm working in SW2020 and just discovered the location label feature for section and detail views.  When playing around with the options to fine tune it, I seem to have the 'don't add same sheet number' button st...
    Jeremy Jacobs
    last modified by Jeremy Jacobs
  • Table formatting and dimension formatting not same

    Hello everyone,   Please see the image below. To fill in the table I double-clicked on the dimension to import into the table but the rest of the dimension is not showing and the format has changed, but not for ...
    Peter Benoit
    last modified by Peter Benoit
  • Table lines disappears

    We have this issue lately, when we open up a saved drawing, in BOM and rev tables notes all was saved with the lines but when someone opens it, the lines disappears like in the below picture. even tho you can see the ...
    Mehmet Gultepe
    last modified by Mehmet Gultepe
  • Sharing some starter templates

    I'm attaching here some templates for SolidWorkers who find themselves with only the default templates. These are mostly aimed at small-company users, with small printers, and with an informal drawing requirement...
    Brian McEwen
    last modified by Brian McEwen
  • Geometric Dimensioning for Parallelism and Perpendicular

     Hello everyone,   I'm making a fixture plate, and I will have a machinist to make this. In the photo is the side view of the plate, it is 600mm long, with 4 step downs. I want all these planes to have p...
    Hao Nguyen
    last modified by Hao Nguyen
  • Phantom Components in a drawing - How to view through them

    This is really a combo discussion/question; since there may be a better way to do this that I'm unaware of  (if anyone else knows of a faster way, please share). In tooling designs, designers frequentl...
    Jason Warnke
    last modified by Jason Warnke
  • Solidworks to Vectorworks

    Which is the best way to open Solidworks models or assemblies in Vectorworks
    Varun Kottoori
    created by Varun Kottoori
  • AutoCAD Lt

    Can I open Solidworks 3D or Solidworks Assembly files in Autocad Lt. I tried importing it but ends up with an error (You have selected an unsupported DGN file. only V7 and V8 files are supported.) 
    Varun Kottoori
    created by Varun Kottoori
  • 3DExperience World 2020 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List is Closing Soon!

    The 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List is closing this Friday, January 31st!    Finalize your votes now before it is too late! Please see this link for more details: www.solidwor...
    Shayna MILSTEIN
    last modified by Shayna MILSTEIN
  • Showing split lines on the 2D drawing

    Is there a way to show the split lines on the 2D drawing?
    Jake Bakerin
    created by Jake Bakerin
  • Weld Note

    In the weld note tail section, is it possible to set the note to beright or left justified, depending on which way the note faces?  Its ugly and irritating.  lol See Attached jpg.   thanks!
    aj Koszi
    last modified by aj Koszi
  • auto dimensioning

    hello, i was wondering if the auto dimension can be costomized. what i mean by that is when we dimension we always use the ordinate system (we do sheet metal stuff) on our flat pattern. we normally like to keep the ...
    Kevin Hornocker
    last modified by Kevin Hornocker
  • Ordinate dimensions are coming at a fixed angle and not in a vertical

    Ordinate dimensions are coming at a fixed angle and not in a vertical position. Remember - the vertical origin surface is not perpendicular to the horizontal plane. Intentionally I tilted the flat pattern to show my...
    Lokesha Kj
    last modified by Lokesha Kj
  • how to automatically show hiden sketches in drawing tools

    Hello,    Please i have a small problem with sketches in drawing tools. So i have an assembly of componants. some componant have a sketch ( Axes in sketches "like picture Sw-01 " ESQ_AXE_RAIL). This sketc...
    Hamza Ibrahmi
    created by Hamza Ibrahmi
  • Connecting Two Handrails

    Hello,   I'm fairly new to SolidWorks 2018-2019 edition. I was drawing a spiral staircase, and at the end, the staircase ends with a straightaway. I'm not really sure how to attach the handrail from the spiral t...
    Brian Morris
    last modified by Brian Morris
  • SOLIDWORKS Top Ten Feedback Survey

    Please visit the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten 3DExperience World 2020 community to participate in our survey concerning your experience related to using the 3DSwym platform for the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten list. Click herefor a ...
    Alexandra MILLER
    last modified by Alexandra MILLER