• 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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  • Screen Recording

    Do you know any free/inexpensive screen recording software? There are software which are expensive. I want to record real-time text information as well, not audio. Like the following one.   Sample Time 0.4...
    Maha Nadarasa
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  • "Kitty Dump"  -  SWIFT  -   "Dumpty Dump"

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    John Stoltzfus
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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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  • Changed file name, drawing BOM does not update

    I needed to change 4 part numbers in my assembly.  I left clicked on the file and selected SOLIDWORKS then RENAME.  It does not show where the detail is used which is strange cause it is used in several asse...
    Boyd Thaxton
    created by Boyd Thaxton
  • Why is my simple 2D drawing a blue face/under defined?

    I am new to Solidworks and one problem I keep running into is that when I sketch a simple 2D drawing, particularly a rectangle, the face is blue or gray and it says it is under defined. This happens regardless wh...
    Rosemary Loer
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  • worm and wheel mechanism

    i need a reference to get familiar with parameters and so on. Please introduce a max 20 pages booklet.pdf Thanks
    Meysam Agazadeh Par
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  • What do your co-workers do with SOLIDWORKS that makes your blood boil?

    So, we have this discussion about impressive SW tricks:   What are your most impressive tricks of solidworks, Please spread.   Let's make another thread to capture the little things your co-workers/client...
    Jim Sculley
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  • Watercooler: Let's talk 3D printers.

    Ok, so SolidWorks and 3D printing go hand in hand right?   Let's hear about your printer. Did you build one? buy one? which one? why?   Coolest print? Dumbest print? Biggest headache? Most egregious use of...
    Shawn Stugard
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  • 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
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  • Mass, Volume and Empty Volume of a Container in Assembly

    I've designed a container with a not-common shape(so it is so time-consuming to calculate the volume). There are some other parts inside the container (in assembly file). How (where from) can i see mass, vol...
  • Is there a way to add min order price to the sheet metal costing template?

    Is there a way to add min order price to the sheet metal costing template? The company I work for designs a lot of custom parts with a need for only producing 1-5 of those parts other times we have larger qtys needed....
    Connor Bourque
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  • I think the covid thread broke the forum...

    It's now counting down from 72? If I click on 71, either one, it takes me to the 71st page.  
    Matt Juric
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  • What do you listen to at work?

    I found this article and peaked my curiosity.   What's your go-to music while you work? Do you use a streaming service?   What Do Engineers Listen to While They Work? | Design News
    Rick Becker
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  • Spacemouse Pro VS Enterprise

    I googled all topics in Solidworks+other forums + watched reviews. And yet, I feel like there's not enough info specifically about the issue of Pro VS Enterprise. The regular navigator lacks the arm-rest and looks a l...
    Valery Volkov
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  • I cant't open solidworks from the drawing files I created earlier. But I can open the software from the desktop icon. Yesterday everything worked fine. But when I came to the office today it did not work. I have to open the solidworks from the desktop ico

    I cant't open solidworks from the drawing files I created earlier. But I can open the software from the desktop icon. Yesterday everything worked fine. But when I came to the office today it did not work. I have to op...
    Ravindu Dickwella
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  • Custom Property Tab drop downs (excel-linked) stopped working

    On one of our PC's, the drop downs (like the one shown below) stopped working. We tried loading settings from a machine where it was working without any luck. Only difference I can find is the version of Excel on this...
    Per Engberg
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  • Why have they changed the position of the Home, open, close, save, icons from the top bar in SP3

    I can not see a way of putting these icons back to the top bar as they used to be? can someone help please.
    Andrew Fitzgerald
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  • Saltano lettere tastiera quando apro SW2020.

    Salve, ho installato SolidWorks 2020 con licensa aziendale. Quando lo apro, la tastiera del mio pc inizia ad avere problemi di digitazione: saltano tantissime lettere mentre scrivo. Questa cosa mi succede solo quando ...
    Massimo Lucia
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  • Non-technical Thread:  Furry Friends

    Sometimes you just want to share a picture of your pets (Whatever you may call them: Furry Friends, Fur-kids, Interns, and so on.) We have a great "landing area" for off-topic posts, but it would be really easy for t...
    Todd Blacksher
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