• 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.
    last modified by Nagasudhan N.
  • 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
  • Dealing with distorted images of drawings?

    Surely I'm not the only one trying to work with some pretty crappy engineering drawings and trying to design stuff to fit on those machines when they are on the other side of the world. You know the thing, all th...
    Gordon Rigg
    last modified by Gordon Rigg
  • How to stop auto shading objects when sketching

    I am still working on getting my copy of 2020 Premium set up at home. I am experiencing some issues now, that I did with my work edition of 2019, but I don't remember how to fix it.   1) While sketching sha...
    Kevin Andrews
    last modified by Kevin Andrews
  • Anyone use SW to upload parts and BOMs in to Global Shop Solutions?

    We are in the process of integrating Global Shop Solutions (GSS - jokingly pronounced Gee-Sus) as an ERP software package for our OEM manufacturing facility.   GSS is supposed to be able to integrate with Solidw...
    Kevin Andrews
    created by Kevin Andrews
  • Thoughts on conference software/providers?

    I've been tasked with coming up with an online conference/screen sharing service we can manage for the various meeting we have with clients. The powers here are very particular about security and don't want anything ...
    Garet Holcomb
    last modified by Garet Holcomb
  • .png used in appearance shows transparent area as black

    I am trying to create an appearance for expanded metal similar to the chain link fence appearance. So I went and created a png file in gimp with transparency (see attached). But when I use the png as an image for my a...
    Louis Fourie
    last modified by Louis Fourie
  • Is there any way to get the entire "SOLIDWORKS Help" in a pdf format?

    I work in an air-gapped environment without access to the Solidworks Forum and Help pages while working on my projects.  I understand that SW has an internal help, but I've found that it is both out-of-date and d...
    Caleb Reidhead
    last modified by Caleb Reidhead
  • Difinitions of "Driving" and "Driven" dimensions ?

    Definitions of "Driving" and "Driven" dimensions ? Not finding them in the study manuals.
    F. Leatin
    last modified by F. Leatin
  • SolidWorks Art Work - By Request

    In the now famous "Give me your points" Contest  thread Kelvin Lamport asked me to explain the process of creating abstract art using SW Former SW CEO Bertrand Sicot and former VP of Product Marketing & ...
    John Stoltzfus
    last modified by John Stoltzfus
  • Belt length changes in sketch when changed to "driving"

    I made this sketch of a belt drive.  When changing the belt to "Driving" the belt length changes to 693.02 mm from 1033.492 mm. 1) Why does it do this? 2) How can I change it to the correct belt length of 1033....
    Shawn Murphy
    last modified by Shawn Murphy
  • Did you watch the General Session for Wednesdays 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020

    I watched all of yesterdays (Wednesday 2/12/20) general session live and I must say that I was fascinated, intrigued, and inspired by 4 of the stories.   SOLIDWORKS LIVE - 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020: Future-proof y...
    Rick Becker
    last modified by Rick Becker
  • 3D connexion space spacenavigator - personal edition

    Some space navigators (the simple round thing) were sold as personal edition (No commercial use and no support). It looks like they gave up on that for their latest products. But searching for used items, some are t...
    Gordon Rigg
    created by Gordon Rigg
  • Open SolidWorks part 2019 in 2018

    Someone sent me a part created in 2019. I have 2018 version, How can I open and look at it ?
    Fatemeh Salehikhoo
    last modified by Fatemeh Salehikhoo