• How to edit "Dimension Text" in Drawing

    Hello,  How can I insert notes in "Dimension Text" in drawing for slot. I mean when I dimension slot with hole callout it gives me slot width X slot length but when I have multiple slots it does not show quanti...
    Himanshu Patel
    created by Himanshu Patel
  • how do you re-order tags in a hole table

    In an existing hole table, I want to change the tag numbers to match the hole table tags of the mating part. I have manually moved each hole row in the table to the order that I want, but when I ask to re-number the ...
    James Sharnas
    last modified by James Sharnas

    I want to dimension  two planes so that no matter where the depth of the first counterbore falls, the tolerance zone or relationship between another counter bore will be the same. I looked up symmetry gdt and it ...
    Roger Fuentes
    last modified by Roger Fuentes
  • Linking Properties

    I would like to link the material and weight from a part, into a drawing. I know the template needs to be setup to link to these properties, but I am unable to find the properties as being available to choose from. Ev...
    Dustin Beaulieu
    last modified by Dustin Beaulieu
  • Modify callout.txt to bs8888

    I wish to modify the calloutformat.txt file to comply with BS8888. I want to remove both the through all and thru text, add parenthesis to the number instance count and replace <HOLE-DEPTH> with "x".  ...
    Nigel Bowen
    last modified by Nigel Bowen
  • How do i convert this model into sheet metal form ?

    Hi, i'm still a student and my lecturer is not really helpful with solidworks. Anyway, i had this little assignment about a wye pipe with different inlet and outlets dimensions. I drew this model but how do i change t...
    Pang Kah Wai
    last modified by Pang Kah Wai
  • nitro pro macro

    Hi, I have had trouble recently trying to use my PDF/DXF macro which I use for my drawings. As a company we all upgraded to 2019 along with new computers and a new PDF viewer, Nitro pro, it seems that the macro someti...
    Chris McVitie
    last modified by Chris McVitie
  • Asterisks in balloons, but only with indented option

    As the headline says, there's a weird issue which turns balloon numbers into asterisks with certain configurations -- but *only* when BOM Type is set to "indented", regardless of what indented numbering option is...
    Antti Saari
    last modified by Antti Saari
  • Show dimensions as broken in broken views - not working

    Hi All,   As the title suggests, I'm trying to get dimensions to show with a zig-zag in broken views, as documented in the help: http://help.solidworks.com/2010/English/SolidWorks/sldworks/legacyhelp/sldworks/d...
    Iqbal Lotey
    last modified by Iqbal Lotey
  • Dimensioning a Fillet Radius

    I am currently on SWX 2016 SP5 but have had this issue for several versions. The problem I am having is the leader placement when dimensioning a fillet. If you look at the screen shot below I have a dimension on the R...
    Tony Thompson
    last modified by Tony Thompson
  • Why does my radius dimension arrow head move when adding a jog to it?

    I have a weird thing happening when adding a jog to a dimension line.  First, I created a radius dimension, then used CTRL + LMB drag to add a second leader.  I'm trying to jog the second leader line.  ...
    Brian Stoddard
    last modified by Brian Stoddard
  • The file that a retrieved from another folder isn't appearing in the assembly. What could be the cause?

    I have an assembly with the parts in the same folder. The parts are copies. When I open the assembly, one of the files won't open although it's in the same folder. How can I fix this?
    Matt Calzone
    last modified by Matt Calzone
  • UPDATE: Center leader on triangle balloon

    I few weeks ago I posted on this forum to ask about getting leaders (arrows) to be in the center of the triangle. With assistance from Nadia, my local SOLIDWORKS expert, I was able to document (video) and send th...
    Albert Hamilton
    created by Albert Hamilton
  • i wonder why some time i not able to get a center mark on oblong , refer to my attached,

    Jackmow Tan
    last modified by Jackmow Tan
  • Alternate Position View, does it work with parts??

    Does anyone know if the Alt. Pos. View can be used with individual part configurations?   I have used it with assemblies with mixed results, and just discovered it may not be able to work with individual part co...
    Jason Talley
    last modified by Jason Talley

    When I insert a new column (for material) in the BOM and type in "MATERIAL" into the column header, I am getting a back slash before the word. Why? Any thoughts on how to make it go away?  
    Chris Scougall
    last modified by Chris Scougall
  • Blank page when I try to print custom sheet format.

    Hello! I am new to drafting and I want to generate a sheet format that I can apply to all of my drawings. I have created a sheet format and saved it but when I press print preview I get only a white page. When I print...
    Dustin Braun
    last modified by Dustin Braun
  • Make to same properties to another sketch item (ie line)

    Is there any function in Solidworks that will make one or more objects to have the same properties to another? For example, want to make 2 line with default width, color, etc. to have the same propertie...
    Erci Cheung
    last modified by Erci Cheung
  • Bizzare dims

    Hello;       Wondering if anyone has run into anything like this. I'm shooting for simple horizontal dims from where the arrows are shown, & getting these 3 unusual results. Anyone have a...
    robert dattilo
    last modified by robert dattilo
  • Cropping View Distorts Certain Hatch Patterns

    I found this when working on a drawing using SW2017 SP5.  The problem can be easily duplicated.  Below is an image of a drawing of a simple disk with four rectangular extruded cuts.  The rectangular fac...
    Jim Sculley
    last modified by Jim Sculley