• Similar Plane Detection

    Let me say for a part to model I have to create many planes. If there are many planes there is a tendency to forget/find out exact location of a previous plane which tend create same plane again and again for others f...
    Maha Nadarasa
    last modified by Maha Nadarasa
  • Solidworks 2020 - Use Software OpenGL  grayed out

    I just installed SW2020 and stated playing with it "Use Software OpenGL"  options is grayed out while it's available in older releases Am I missing something here or any change I'm not aware of?
    Christian Chu
    last modified by Christian Chu
  • Symbol Interpretation

    Does anyone know what this symbol means as I've never seen it before.  I had to remove all dimensions.  
    Christopher Estelow
    last modified by Christopher Estelow
  • Sketch and Evaluate/Measure don't agree with each other

    In the part below (Sketch of Revolve 1) I have the flange diameter in the sketch at 1.09375 which rounds off to 1.0938 for the radius of the flange, that should make a diameter of 2.1875, yet when I measure the p...
    Ken Brunskill
    last modified by Ken Brunskill
  • In the Assy attached I cannot get the crank to rotate, have tried to determine what MATE constraint I have set that prevents this.

    Have tried with out success to determine what is preventing the rotation of the crank in this assembly, assistance and explanation will be gratefully appreciated.
    Ken Brunskill
    created by Ken Brunskill
  • Model Mania 2017 &2019

    I have most of the Model Mania video solutions (mostly via the official Solidworks YT channel) except 2017 & 2019     Does anybody have these two?
    Andre Kwan Lap Li
    last modified by Andre Kwan Lap Li
  • Graphics Playing up

    Does anybody have any ideas why my graphics would be acting strange? I've a brand new machine with new 2020 sp.3 SW install. Graphics card is a Quadro P2000 which has the latest driver and is supported. Its beyond fru...
    Mark Armstrong
    created by Mark Armstrong
  • Model mania 2008

    I have found all the Model Mania solution YT videos, except two (2018 & 2019) - mostly on the official Solidworks channel of YT      Does anybody have a copy of the 2018 model mania solution video? ...
    Andre Kwan Lap Li
    last modified by Andre Kwan Lap Li
  • Non-Technical thread: Covid-19 (Coronavirus disease)

    This seems like something everyone should care about. We will inevitably start talking about it here. Let's use this thread to post anything and everything about Covid-19 (Coronavirus disease) and not post it anywher...
    Rick Becker
    last modified by Rick Becker
  • Why?

    Ask your "why" questions here.  I'll start...   Why...does SolidWorks, when I initiate a cut, more often than not go away from the part and give me the "intended cut does not intersect the model??  If ...
    Dan Golthing
    last modified by Dan Golthing
  • SW 2020 Not Saving

    Hi - since upgrading to 2020, I've had a problem where SW won't save a file, even though it seems to save the file.     For example, I will make a revision to a part, click Save, and the part seem...
    Jonathan Corsico
    last modified by Jonathan Corsico
  • Folder Design Library missing

    Hi.   When I start Solid Works I do not have folder Design Library in right corner. I have folder: Solid Works content; Analysis library; Toolbox; 3D Content Central but folder Design library missing. Before I...
    zdravko andreev
    last modified by zdravko andreev
  • Using Task Scheduler to Update Configuration Specific Properties?

    I've recently started using SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler to help with automating trivial tasks, and an awesome feature is using the Update Custom Properties to automate updating properties linked to title block...
    Hunter Ponkratz
    last modified by Hunter Ponkratz
  • Question for those of you working with PCB designs

    Hi all   I work for Altium's R&D department.  For anyone that doesn't know, we make ECAD software (Altium Designer) for designing PCBs.   We've recently launched a feature called CoDesigner (...
    Jack Henriques
    last modified by Jack Henriques
  • is Windows Server 2012 R2 support solidworks 2019?

    is Windows Server 2012 R2 support solidworks 2019?
    Ashok Kumar
    created by Ashok Kumar
  • Will SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality (XR) supports lower version of solidworks like solidwork 2017?

    Will SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality (XR) supports lower version of solidworks like solidwork 2017?
    Ashok Kumar
    created by Ashok Kumar
  • SW part and asy files print when opened from Windows Explorer

    Doubt that this has anything to do with it, but I just upgraded from 2019 to SW2020.  When I double click a SW file in windows explorer, it automatically prints the file and opens it in SW.   How do I stop ...
    Jeremy Jacobs
    last modified by Jeremy Jacobs
  • Intersect Command with Partially Desired Results

    Hi,   I have been using the intersect command with some work around to get the desired result. I have to always make a copy of the part that would be consumed and this doesn't seem correct to me. Could you take ...
    Anton Ivanov
    last modified by Anton Ivanov
  • Middle mouse button not rotating

    Solidworks 2019 Logitech G602 Lately, it has gotten to where my middle mouse button is not allowing me to rotate my part or assembly. It started with larger assemblies - so I created a hot key on my keyboard for thi...
    Kevin Andrews
    last modified by Kevin Andrews
  • How can I assign a name to the faces of my part?

    Hello everybody! I need to "split" my faces because I have to do some CFD calculations and I need that every surface of my geometry has its own name. Even if I change the name of the face in the "Entity Properties" me...
    Matteo Rosellini
    last modified by Matteo Rosellini