• SolidNetWork Virtual machine activation problem

    Hello,   Till now we were using Solid Works 2017 with floating licenses on a SolidNetWork License Manager installed on a Windows virtual machine set up on Proxmox.   Now we upgraded to 2020 and w...
    Tolga Uzun
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  • Non-technical Thread: Favorite Quotes

    Let's try to keep this thread on topic.  Just post your favorite quotes.  Let's keep the non-contributing banter to a minimum.   I keep a file to accumulate inspiring quotes.  I ran across this on...
    Dennis Dohogne
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  • Non-Technical thread:Favorite (clean) jokes

    I know we've had some great favorite quotes, but sometimes I just need a laugh.  So, I'm proposing that everyone post their favorite joke.  Make sure it's PG.  Post no matter how corny.  Can't wait...
    Vance Wright
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  • GD&T Question Positional

    Hi all,   I am having a debate with a coworker and which method means what in relationship to the datum and to the other holes    the way I understand it the top method means nothing is positional mor...
    Jim Moses
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  • HUL - home use licence....

    Just got email from my IT guy, that he got from our VAR:   Dassault Systemes are now phasing out the HULs with some key dates shown below   Effective May 1st 2019, SOLIDWORKS will not issue any new HULs Ef...
    Wojciech Paterski
    last modified by Wojciech Paterski
  • How to get a library of permanent magnet materials

    How to get a library of permanent magnet materials to use in SOLIDWORKS
    LLL llaa
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  • Adding a camera - shouldn't be this hard!

    I have added cameras and have done renderings for years, but I have yet to battle placing a camera like this:   02.20.2020-10.52.31    The 2nd half of that video shows how easy it should be, but ...
    Scott Baugh
    last modified by Scott Baugh
  • Solidworks 2020 Text Note Issue/Bug

    We updated our solidworks to 2020 on Friday and today we are experiencing a very bothersome bug. Whenever we make a text box on a 2D sheet and type, no matter where we click our solidworks selects the lines after. I p...
    John Zuder
    last modified by John Zuder
  • Solidworks 2020 SP1.0 - Opening more than one instance.

    Hello, in Solidworks 2019. I could open two parts in two different instances. I like doing this because my files are not that big and I can use two screens. I upgraded to Solidworks 2020 and now it opens all of my par...
    Andres Kacerosky
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  • Solidworks 2020 SP1.0 Opening previous file issue - Video Attached

    Hello, today I updated to Solidworks 2020 SP1.0 from Solidworks 2019 SP4.0. I am having several issues but one big issue is that when I try to open a part, it opens whatever was opened before. I have attached a video ...
    Andres Kacerosky
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  • Design Binder Extract

    When you are in an assembly is it possible to extract all the files from the parts or assembly design binder to save them in a single folder? Thank you,
    Daures Gerome
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  • Design Checker Custom Property, Check that it is not Blank?

    In the help file: 2018 SOLIDWORKS Help - Custom Property  it States: ! = (Not Equal To) But what do I put in the value field? It does not seem to be picking up blank, *, or "" when I test it on a fi...
    Derek Eldridge
    last modified by Derek Eldridge
  • Calculation Mystery

    I have seen this a couple of times now, would like to know if other SolidWorks users see the same. If I only change the direction of the cut extrude, the volume of the part changes from 66.90606444 to 66.90604322 cm&...
    Frank Oostendorp
    last modified by Frank Oostendorp
  • Lets make a list of known issues with SW 2020

    I thinking we should have an ongoing list of known issue for Solidworks 2020, so that user don't have to look all over to see if they are experiencing a new issue, or a known issue, that may or may not have a solution...
    Mark Bradford
    last modified by Mark Bradford
  • Fail to Save Document

    This just happened to me yesterday (using SW2018 SP2.) As some of you know, you try to save the SW part file and it gives you this error dialog "Fail to save document". While I was in this state (file in session but c...
    Mark Biasotti
    last modified by Mark Biasotti
  • Appearance disappears when viewed from top view

    Good day   So I recently created a see through appearance for expanded metal as discussed here: https://forum.solidworks.com/message/1029031?commentID=1029031&et=watches.email.thread#comment-1029031   ...
    Louis Fourie
    last modified by Louis Fourie
  • Appearance differ depending where you apply it form

    Good day   So I recently created a see through appearance for expanded metal as discussed here: https://forum.solidworks.com/message/1029031?commentID=1029031&et=watches.email.thread#comment-1029031   ...
    Louis Fourie
    created by Louis Fourie
  • What Graphics Card to use?

    I have  Windows 10 pro Ram 8 GB 64-bit   Solidworks Premium 2016 x64 Edition SP 2.0   Please advice on What NVIDIA Graphics Card Model to use. I want to see things exactly the way they look in rea...
    Mukarram Khan
    last modified by Mukarram Khan
  • Where can I find CSWA online directory of certified candidates ?

    I could find, please anyone help
    Nagasudhan N.
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  • Odd "origin" in sketch?

    The coordinate origin is on the blue dot. The sketch is on the front plane that passes through the origin. Am I right in thinking the red 90 degree arrow symbol is usually lined up with the origin? How come here it i...
    Gordon Rigg
    last modified by Gordon Rigg