• Insert saved custom Table Template

    Is there a way to add a saved table template to the insert -> table menu?  I'd like to avoid having to browse and select the table everytime I want to add the table (which I do quite often).  Any help is ...
    Evan Lockard
    last modified by Evan Lockard
  • Question: Possible to apply draft and shell in this case?

    I am new to this forum and to the application. I am running 2019-2010 application and the pdf is from 2018 so there is a gap in what is presented from numerous parties.   what I would like to know what the best ...
    Patrik Nilsson
    last modified by Patrik Nilsson
  • Converting an assembly to a 3D dxf

    Good morning all, I know this question has been asked previously, but it has been 7 years, surely something has changed. Essentially what I am trying to do is to take a assembly, and convert it to a 3D DXF file. My en...
    Samuel Douglas
    created by Samuel Douglas
  • understanding drawing errors

    Hi I find it difficult to identity drawing errors after I create a part.  I often get an warning that something is wrong with a part and the warning says that I can identify the error because the line that has t...
    Robert Gillis
    last modified by Robert Gillis
  • Asking for Help, Tips, and Links for making a Custom Drawing Template

    Hello All,   I've just upgraded from 2017SP5 to 2018SP5 and I've been tasked with re-mastering our Part, Assembly, Drawing and a few specialty templates to avoid Jim Sculley's Crusty Old Template File Gotcha...
    Justin Pires
    last modified by Justin Pires

    Hi Guys. I have an occasional issue with my drawings, causing a little strife on the shop floor. I have a drawing detailing several items from the same part, one item shows the hidden line font as dashed, but in ano...
    Martin Sherratt
    last modified by Martin Sherratt
  • How to attach GD&T labels to surface bodies?

    Hi,  In SolidWorks, if we hide the solid body and made any surface body visible then the MBD Dimensions toolbar gets disable as shown in given fig.  If anyone knows, please tell me how to attach the GD&...
    Mahadev Dharme
    last modified by Mahadev Dharme
  • In sketch, angle dimension keeps flipping 180 degrees.  I don't want to keep fixing, how do I PREVENT flip?

    Why locking the angle dimension won't work - - I need dimension to change with each configuration - The dim value isn't changing during the flips.  If its value is 60 degrees before flip, the part visually goes...
    Bill Byrne
    last modified by Bill Byrne
  • Why are some of my centerlines on the sides of my parts rather than the center

    I am bringing in a larger assembly to a drawing, and I need to export it as a .dxf to send to RISA3D. When I auto add centerlines, some show up properly, others show up along the sides of my parts, and not the center....
    Samuel Douglas
    last modified by Samuel Douglas
  • window minimizing

    wan't sure where to put this, but it's been bugging me for a while now. Sometimes I need to compare parts so I'll tile a window to the left, but 9/10 times when I try to tile a different window to the right ...
    kristopher hop
    last modified by kristopher hop
  • Is there a way to attach a pre-defined drawing view to another predefined view so they are in alignment

    I have three different pre-defined views in a drawing for auto placement of my assemblies. Is there a way to align these pre-defined views? Like when you use alignment> re-align from the right mouse click when touc...
    Shawndra Products
    last modified by Shawndra Products
  • Is it possible to associate properties with an if statement?

    According to GOST standard page numbering in the drawing should be as follows:   Current sheet:   Total sheets: 1 Current sheet: 1 Total sheets: 2 Current sheet: 1 Total sheets: 3 and etc &...
    Alexander Aleshin
    last modified by Alexander Aleshin
  • Do NOT Select Hidden Lines in Drawing

    I'm struggling with strange behaviour. I'm selecting items to attach balloons (BOM numbers) in a drawing view and get false numbers by accident while SW is selecting hidden lines in backround.    I have unc...
    Tapani Sjoman
    last modified by Tapani Sjoman
  • Line type font issue

    Hi Guys I have an occasional issue with my drawings, causing a little strife on the shop floor. I have a drawing detailing several items from the same part, one item shows the hidden line font as dashed, but in anot...
    Martin Sherratt
    created by Martin Sherratt
  • Question: Is there a function that makes two crossing lines pass center?

    I am new to this. Sorry guys, about asknig stupid questions. Unfortunately, the "teacher" is running a 2017 version when demonstrating, which does not match what is in the Solidworks Essentials from 2018 and the 2019-...
    Patrik Nilsson
    last modified by Patrik Nilsson
  • Question: Have you seen this model or assignment somewhere?

    I am curious if you have seen the enclosed chess horse somewhere in some textbook or official assignment?   I am not asking how to solve it or about your opinions about all kind of things. I am simpy asking you ...
    Patrik Nilsson
    last modified by Patrik Nilsson
  • Custom Property Sync between Model and Drawing?

    Is it possible to link Custom Property value from the Part/Assembly, to the Custom Property Table of the Drawing?
    Rolland Zhang
    last modified by Rolland Zhang
  • How do I constrain notes to geometry within a drawing view?

    I have created a drawing that's linked to an assembly of a component with multiple configurations, which get generated as and when requested by a customer. I have four notes attached to a view which are independently ...
    Ieuan Norman
    last modified by Ieuan Norman
  • Question: Appropriate function to replicate cuts or "intrusions"?

    I have built an object according to specifications but I do not know if it is possible to automate (copy) cuts as I show in the picture. I have seen that there is a function named "linear pattern" in the "features" se...
    Patrik Nilsson
    last modified by Patrik Nilsson
  • Create Flat Pattern, Create Drawing view, Reopen drawing flat pattern view trashed

    Create Part > Convert to Sheetmetal > Flattens fine, create DXF of flat. Install drawing view of flat (Looks great no problems) Save drawing - Ok Save as PDF - Ok. Save Drawing - OK   Close drawing and...
    Douglas Folk
    last modified by Douglas Folk