• Hole Series auto-sized hole too small

    Hi   I'm trying to use Hole Series to create a hole, but the size automatically selected appears to be too small. My assembly has a metal spacer with a M3 tapped hole and a plate. When I create a clearance ...
    John Munroe
    created by John Munroe
  • The missing 5% functionality:  Choosing the configuration in Assemblies

    Being able to change the configuration of a component directly without needing to open the Component Properties dialog box was a great enhancement.  However, making your selection from the drop-down and then righ...
    Glenn Schroeder
    last modified by Glenn Schroeder
  • Moving Limit Mates

    Since reading about the limit mate in last weeks post I have tried it out and notice that when I move the part I have limited, it does not move to it's limits when dragged with the mouse, but always stops short. I hav...
    Mark Matthews
    last modified by Mark Matthews
  • Why is the functionality "simplify" not active

    according to solidworks help, I may use the "simplify" function ( 2018 SOLIDWORKS Help - Simplifying Parts and Assemblies  ) on assembly. There is nowhere written that the assembly should comply with some restric...
    Thierry Bottaro
    last modified by Thierry Bottaro
  • Blue icon in Solidworks part files ?

    Im working with assembly that has several parts. In Windows Explorer shows small blue arrow like below. This icon has only on Solidworks part files.     What is the reason for this?   Thank in advance
    Nandika Sirinuwan
    last modified by Nandika Sirinuwan
  • One Assembly Affecting Another

    Hi, I'm trying to create an assembly of many different components from online for a robotics project. For two of the components, I've found that the order with which I load them affects how they load. For example, if...
    Ravindranath Johnson
    last modified by Ravindranath Johnson
  • The missing 5% functionality:  Pattern Driven Component Pattern

    The "Pattern Driven Component Pattern" is a tremendous asset when working with assemblies containing hardware (and I occasionally use it for non-hardware components).  However, that "Select Seed Position" checkbo...
    Glenn Schroeder
    last modified by Glenn Schroeder
  • Envelopes to Drive In-Context Relations in SW2020.  Game Changer for SSP?

    Don't let that change slip by you!  So you can now make your Skeleton Sketch Part an Envelope and set this setting...Now SW won't allow part to part relations that aren't to that SSP.  I haven't played with ...
    Matt Peneguy
    last modified by Matt Peneguy
  • Cutting Parts with Moving Parts (with clearance) in an Assembly

    Howdy,    Is there an method of using a moving part in an assembly to produce a mated-cut (with clearance) as either part is moved into/through the other?
    John Fitzgerald
    last modified by John Fitzgerald
  • Selecting sub-assembly part configurations based on min max sizing

    Is it possible to pick a configuration of a part within a sub-assembly based on a component or sketch in the top level assembly?   The diameter shown is the driving dimension The flanges ar...
    Richard Kendrew
    created by Richard Kendrew
  • How to change assembly parts symbol to normal?

    How to change assembly parts symbol to normal?   hi , my company just fo upgrad to 2019, but some parts symbol in assembly was changed became letter , i have attached the picture . thanks...
    Jingwen Zhu
    last modified by Jingwen Zhu
  • Beginner help - I don't understand assembly locks

    It's been a few months since I've had to deal with SW.   I place a component in an assembly. It comes in fixed. So I float it, and try to mate it to my basic datum planes. The first mate always comes in as a loc...
    Kevin Hansen
    last modified by Kevin Hansen
  • Mate to point ball joint in a specific direction

    I have an assembly that I'm having trouble mating correctly. I have a ball joint which is off axis to a target and a given distance a way. The ball joint is free to rotate and I want to set a mate that will force it t...
    Matt S.
    last modified by Matt S.
  • Hidden components in assembly drawing

    Hey folks, how can I hide some components of an assembly when in assembly drawing? For example, I have a ladder steel structure and I need to dimensioning its angle-irons but there are some checkered plate in its front.
    Ivan Silva
    last modified by Ivan Silva
  • Can't seem to make a mirror object in an assembly

    Hi, I am using SW2018.  I am having trouble making a mirror of a table leg I have in an assembly.  I have the leg and the plain in the assembly as shown in the picture.  The mirror dialog box is o...
    Robert Gillis
    last modified by Robert Gillis
  • Reduce hidden lines in Drawing for DXF export to Ai

    Hello... newbie here... still wading through Solidworks, learning as I go. I did some searching, and maybe I missed it, so I'll go ahead and ask... I am working on making user guides from existing 3D models and then m...
    Mike Lewis
    last modified by Mike Lewis
  • Assy Qty - Faking Quantity

    If this has been asked please forgive me -  - I have a plumbing assembly     We use both sides of a union and they appear in one assembly but have to be installed on two different "sub-assem...
    Douglas Folk
    last modified by Douglas Folk
  • Collapse assembly

    is there another way to collapse an assembly?  the only way I know to do it is to right click the explode configuration inside configurations tab and select collapse.   my problem is that a lot of times whe...
    Michael Paul
    last modified by Michael Paul
  • Can't Delete Configuration

    I am trying to delete 3 configurations and create 3 new ones. I can't delete the configs. Any suggestions?
    Scott_G Young
    last modified by Scott_G Young
  • Assembly equation "height" > show spec. part config?

    Hi,   I'm looking for the next thing: I have a model that I can steer with LENGTH, WIDTH, ANGLE and HEIGHT. This by changing a custom property on assembly level with the property tab builder.   Now I hav...
    Jeroen Van Dooren
    last modified by Jeroen Van Dooren