• Using a stacked balloon for a hidden component

    How do I add a balloon for a hidden component while making a stacked balloon? I have a Tyco connector and inside the connector are several Tyco pins and sockets. When I start a stacked balloon and select the the c...
    Steve Calvert
    last modified by Steve Calvert
  • Custom Datum Target area?

    Is there a way to make a datum target using the datum target function that is not either rectangular or circular or possibly a rectangle at an angle?
    Matt Juric
    created by Matt Juric
  • Cut list - end caps not showing up in table

    Hi All   When doing a drawing of a weldment, I have capped the tubes using the standard End Cap feature, however when inserting a Cut List into the drawing nothing shows up and I can't edit the table to enter it...
    1-LJ9CSW
    last modified by 1-LJ9CSW
  • SW 2019 Cosmetic thread error in detailing on exploded bodies

    I use Solidworks 2019 and having a thread display problem when I create a drawing from an exploded body part. The solid bodies explode but the cosmetic thread applicationears to stay in the original pre-explode p...
    Matt Cramsie
    created by Matt Cramsie
  • BOM Equation Incorrect Calculation?

    So I've just come to purchase some stock but on the website the lengths are listed in feet. Quick enough fix I thought  - add an equation column to my BOM.   But then I spotted it's not working.&...
    Rob Edwards
    last modified by Rob Edwards
  • How to attach a bolloon / note to a subassembly in a drawing (solved)

    I finally figured it out - I remember this from a What's New 2016 and remember it being really tricky and stupid but I dug through some old youtube videos and re-discovered it.   To attach a bolloon or note to c...
    Karl Okeson
    last modified by Karl Okeson
  • can't delete a dimension on a part

    does anyone know how to delete this? I tried deleting it and solidworks said "none of the selected entities could be deleted"
    Richie Espinoza
    last modified by Richie Espinoza
  • How do I create a cutout like this in solidworks?

    Hi, I'm new to solidworks and would like to ask a question.   So I was wondering how could I make a cutout like this projected onto my drawing in solidworks? Can't seem to find a function which I could use to m...
    Rokas Petkus
    last modified by Rokas Petkus
  • how would i show the details of this press braked part on a drawing view?

    PART A: This is the part i'm mostly confused on. I normally just do straight edges bend parts but this one tapers down so its different. Would i just show the longest edge? Also, how would the press brake operator adj...
    Kevin Song
    last modified by Kevin Song
  • (Pre-TTL Question) More than three sort criteria in BOMs?

    This is a potential TTL idea. I'm asking here to be sure that I understand correctly that there is an issue to improve. Reference installation 2018 SP5.   I'd like to suggest having extensible sort criteria for ...
    Tom Gagnon
    last modified by Tom Gagnon
  • Changing Precision in a Cut List

    How do I change the Precision in a Cut List.  It's a field that uses an equation. I can't get it to behave as you expect it would.     
    Ray Fulks
    last modified by Ray Fulks
  • Am trying to convert solid body into sheet metal but facing the issue "Failed to add a rip. Please check the rip gap specified". Please help me am stuck badly.

    I have a model in solid but want to convert it in sheet metal, I have specified the edges and face but facing the issue; "Failed to add a rip. Please check the rip gap specified" Any help to way out will be  hi...
    Muhammad Ali
    last modified by Muhammad Ali
  • Export all sheets to separate files

    How to change prefix which is automaticaly created (00_<filename>.dwg, 01_<filename>.dwg, etc.) after exporting to dwg? I need suffix numbers like (<filename>00_.dwg, <filename>0...
    Martin Kaprál
    last modified by Martin Kaprál
  • How can I delete/hide the diagonal lines?

    Please see picture. How can I delete/hide the diagonal lines?    
    Matt Calzone
    last modified by Matt Calzone
  • Unable to save Reference Coordinate System to PDF

    Please see attached.   The Coordinate system shows up in modeling.  It shows up in detailing(sorta... it likes to disappear and only re-appear after i delete the view and undo it) It shows up in SW Print P...
    Joe Haglund
    last modified by Joe Haglund
  • scale annotations with view

    How do I get inspection data (notes) to move/scale when I scale a view?
    Doug Fitzgerald
    created by Doug Fitzgerald
  • Changing inch unit from ( _in ) to  ( _' _" )

    So I have tried to put the units from "inch" to "foot & inches" in the units tab so that it will display the ( _' _" )   This works, but for dimensions larger than a foot. anything less than a foot it goes b...
    Ben Blick
    last modified by Ben Blick
  • Box within dimension command

    Hi All - does anyone know how to get a box around a dimension within the dimension command  - it is the 55.00 that I would like a box around. It has been added as a sketch for illustration purposes. I know how to...
    Simon Meir
    last modified by Simon Meir
  • Star (Asterix) in Balloons

    This is an old one but always seems to cause me headaches:   Assembly detailed drawing Assemblies (made up of parts)  are in a dummy assembly inserted off the face of the sheet individual assemblies ...
    Steve Reinisch
    last modified by Steve Reinisch
  • Calculating time required for drafting.

    I have some 200 parts to be drafted using solidworks 2016. I want to calculate the time required for drafting these parts depending on their detailing. Can anyone tell me what methods they follow to calculate the time...
    Nikhil Chavan
    last modified by Nikhil Chavan