• Why does the sketch picture change scale when I dimension a line in a sketch?

    I have a sketch picture that I have traced over. I want to make some adjustments, but when I dimension a line, the sketch image changes scale drastically, rendering it useless. Why doesn't it stay the size that it is ...
    Chris Brown
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  • New SOLIDWORKS Training Approach

    I have been tasked to help in creating training that is different from what we currently have, making it more interactive by using Captivate. In the past we have used video capturing software and aligned them with aud...
    Alan Gavidia
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  • Dist vs. Normal Dist values

    When I use Evaluate/measure to measure from a plane to a parallel feature, I get two values one labeled 'Dist.' and another labeled 'Normal Dist.' What is going on and why are there two different values?
    Ken Brunskill
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  • SOLIDWORKS student license for "informal" business

    Greetings I am a Masters student in possession of a SOLIDWORKS student license. I also own a 3D printer and would like to use my design skills to make some extra bucks by designing and 3D printing parts for people. T...
    Daniel Kirkman
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  • I have an EUROCOM Tornado F7W Mobile Workstation. It has a Quadro P5200 GPU, 128GB RAM and i9-9900K socket-based CPU. Can I run SolidWorks 2019?

    I have an EUROCOM Tornado F7W Mobile Workstation. It has a Quadro P5200 GPU, 128GB RAM and i9-9900K socket-based CPU. Can I run SolidWorks 2019?
    Lihan Sun
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  • Advice for Educators

    Happy Monday everyone!   I have an interview at the local college tomorrow for a position as a SolidWorks instructor/trainer. I have 12 years of SW experience and an associate's degree but other than that I have...
    Jim Panfil
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  • 154 free SolidWorks tutorial videos

        The story so far... In 2006 I started making SolidWorks tutorial videos and had a paid service where you could access them. I have since let the site go. So I have decided to release all of these for fr...
    Ben Eadie
    created by Ben Eadie
  • je suis un ingénieur en électromécanique je veut bien suivre une formation en solidworks et avoir une certificat reconnu mondialement .comment je peut faire?

    je suis un ingénieur en électromécanique je veut bien suivre une formation en solidworks et avoir une certificat reconnu mondialement .comment je peut faire?
    LOTFI BEN FARHAT
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  • im a student using with a student product key for about a year now and i recently got a new computer. When i tried to download solid works again i had an error message telling me i may need to deactivate solid works on another device 

    please help!!
    William Thomas
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  • Installation Error; Windows Installer

    Hello. I have a problem during installation in Windows 10 which prompted me with an error message; "The Windows Installer for this product component did not run as expected: InstallExecute" Does anybody has similar e...
    Andra Misra
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  • A few things about learning solidworks

    Throughout my time on the forums I've been given several pieces of advice. I would just like to comment on them because I've had time to think about them now.   Don't be afraid to start over. J Mather especiall...
    Eric Eubanks
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  • Re: Can I print in one file from individually slddrw ? following pages numbering !

    Mr. Kevin welcome, I'm back, first of all thank you be patient with my request Question 1 - Regarding context "A": ( I was a bit confuse with my original explanation, I apologize) Starting from individually slddrw f...
    Dan Aninaru
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  • How to be prompted by a specific template, before inserting a new part ?

    Hello everybody,   When insert a New part, always in-context assembly, where and how to set a specific part template (let say having dimensions allways in fractions as an example or having both in decimals metr...
    Dan Aninaru
    created by Dan Aninaru
  • I'm going to change courses in school.

    Solidworks just isn't for me. I'm not really liking sitting at a computer for so long. I keep falling asleep in class. I'm going to try something that lets me move around more. Also it's hard to use solidworks without...
    Eric Eubanks
    last modified by Eric Eubanks
  • Any suggestions for a CAD Workbook to use in a college classroom?

    I will most likely be teaching a class using SW this coming fall and am looking for some suggestions for workbooks (essentially a book with drawings for students to recreate). I am preferably looking for something tha...
    Greg Berkeley
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  • Modeling Platonic Solids

    I've seen several examples of modeling Platonic Solids in SOLIDWORKS, most notably in a few of Phil Sluder's excellent SWW presentations, but I've never seen a complete set before.  I was also interested in creat...
    William Radigan
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  • Is there a fix for Windows 10? I am having with equation relations and SimulationXpress.

    Is there a fix for Windows 10? Equation relations will not work. simulationXpress does not work either.
    James Townzen
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  • Running SolidWorks 2015-16 Student Edition (2015 SP 2) in Windows 10

    Read past the red bit if you want to Run SolidWorks 2015-16 Student Edition (2015 SP 2) in Windows 10.   "I had the trouser (pants for you guys over the pond) soiling experience that my yearly SolidWorks Student...
    James Goddings
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  • Why is my Loft curved instead of straight?

    There was an issue, The Loft came out curved instead of straight. I created two ellipses and used the Lofted Boss/Base command. After  clicking on both ellipses it showed the preview. I need the outcome to be str...
    Gabe Doggett
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  • a little help :)

    hello, i'm amit. i'm a freshman at BGU and it's my first project at my material engineering studies. me and my partner Omer had a great idea. an eraser made of two major subjests, a rale and a stick connected to it...
    Amit Rodkin
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