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Timon Schulz
Hello everybody,   I am going to have a meeting with my supervisor soon, and we want to talk about a part I created. It would be really nice to include some measurements, which are key, into the part file, so one can see right away which distance it is from a point a) to a point b) or what the wall thickness is (just examples). I am fairly new to… (Show more)
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Asko Kauppi
I'd like to tie the shaft to the slot (see picture), but the "slot mate" doesn't recognize the slot any more, since teeth have been added to it.     Expected: - I would be able to select the slot, by clicking on either: the outside edge (no changes there), the corners (no changes there), and the slot mate would be established.   Actual: -… (Show more)
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Alin Vargatu
Hello SOLIDWORKS Power-Users and welcome to the 15th SWPUC.   The challenge is again very, very simple.   For 5,000 points and eternal glory create a multibody part. You will be the winner, if your part has the biggest number of solid bodies. Surface bodies do not count.   Conditions: - You will upload a part file by replying in this thread,… (Show more)
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Kyle Taylor
Can I rant for a second? I'm seriously at my wits end with SW's routing abilities. It simply just does whatever it wants, and absolutely hates anything it thinks is out of the ordinary but is actually common practice. My first big issue is why is sam hell can't we go fitting to fitting without tricking it? 90% of the pipe spools we build will have… (Show more)
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Asko Kauppi
Steps: - open Halo.SLDPRT > Boss Extrude1 > Sketch1   Would like to show the slot's outer diameter ("outer pitch diameter + 2.5*module") also as a diameter, like the other dimensions. Changing the viewing of a dimension should not change the sketch itself, right? - right click on that dimension, > Display Options > Display as diameter -… (Show more)
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Asko Kauppi
I wanted to enable the nice Dynamic Reference Visualization feature, but couldn't find it. I presume this is a matter of simply the Help material needing to be updated? Let me know if I should file such elsewhere than in the Forums.   The SolidWorks 2018 help mentions: In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click the first item (part or… (Show more)
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Asko Kauppi
This question is very specific to my model, which is attached below. It's got two configurations, A and B, having teeth on either side of the slot (pictured). I've created the teeth from a single slot master, rotated as a separate body to the left of the slot, then repeated over the curve.This seems to work better than a previous way where I… (Show more)
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N. Ritchey
filed under: "i'm sure there is a super-simple way to do this but i have no idea what it is"   i typically model parts in the orientation which they will be used in assembly. in this case, i have essentially a rectangular volume 2" wide (X) x 10" tall (Y) x 4" deep (Z).   in default isometric view it is narrow, deep, and tall.   however, for a… (Show more)
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Asko Kauppi
I would like to change the below dimension to be calculated from an equation (be based on global variables):     Expected: - I right-click on the dimension, and there would be some way.to convert it to this:   Actual: - I can only derive a sketch dimension from an equation by _creating_ one with such. Thus: 1. delete existing dimension, 2.… (Show more)
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Sid Humphreys
Morning all,   Why is it when my assembly grows to a larger size, I all of a sudden lose the ability to dynamically highlight surfaces with my mouse.  I need to be able to see this so I pick the correct thing. I've gone into options, display, and the dynamic highlight pick is grayed out.  I've gone into assembly and bumped up the amount of… (Show more)
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