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Jeff Wygum
As a many year designer of food processing equipment we are planning to start eliminating all lock washers and most flat washers from our designs.   This is to improve sanitation of our machines, as well as customer requests.   There are also studies that demonstrate that lock washers actually cause fasteners to loosen more easily.   What has… (Show more)
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Andrew Branch
I'm using ctrl + click and drag to multiply an item instead of manually inserting a component. My question is, is there a way to duplicate a part and not have it automatically mate to the nearest part of the assembly? I duplicate the part and I have to delete the resulting mate.
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Jean-Michel Krencker
Hello everyone, I'm facing a problem. And maybe someone may have the solution... I would be grateful...   The context is: -I've an assembly with 3 configurations -In each of this config assembly , a same part is used with 3 differents config (one config part, for one config assembly)   My job is: Save this 3 configs as 3 individual part and… (Show more)
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Andrew Branch
I'm working on a rather large assembly and all of sudden it changed color (it's a softer white and the parts are almost transparent). I tried toggling large assembly mode and it doesn't change anything. I open this specific file and it's the weird color but other files I open look normal. Any help is appreciated.
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Jonathan Gourlie
I have an assembly with a sub assembly that I want to show exploded within the assembly exploded view.  I found an explanation of how to do this in Solidworks help, 2016 SOLIDWORKS Help - Using a Subassembly's Exploded View which states If a subassembly has an exploded view, you can reuse that view in a higher-level assembly. To use a… (Show more)
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Taylor Oetelaar
Click to view contentI am trying to create a belt with a non-rotating tensioner (see attached image). The tensioner is in a slot to allow for vertical movement but I still get an warning saying one pulley is fixed. After some digging, I realized that it is because the tensioner cannot rotate. Is it possible to engage only certain pulleys or do all pulleys have to… (Show more)
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Dara Kong
Click to view contentMY SITUATION I'm trying to mate two plates having two holes each. I need the holes to match/align, and the plates to touch each other. But I have two constraints : I need the fewer possible mates, an most importantly I need my assembly to have zero redundant mate (for complex motion analysis). The final assembly should look like that :   So I… (Show more)
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Rex Jackson
I need a trick for not allowing rotation about -Z- (or an Axis) This seems to be missing from the Solidworks contraint list. You may not use any other geometric entities to accomplish this (due to them being in violation of other pre-existing constraints and model parameters) This may be an enhancement request.... Anyone?
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James Smith
Occaisonally when i insert a part into an assembly, the part wont… (Show more)
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Matt Black
Click to view contentI am trying to create a model of a mechanical iris, which is made up of several overlapping leaves contained within a body. In reality, these leaves bend slightly in order to overlap with each other, but in SolidWorks, they are treated as completely rigid objects and any overlap between them is considered to be interference. Is there any way to… (Show more)
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