• Pack & Go with External Global Variables

    Hi Everyone, I'm having an issue when I pack & go parent assemblies when the subassemblies each has its own externally linked .txt equations file. My basic file structure is like this:   12345_PARENT.SLDASM...
    Greg Sims
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  • Precision in equation table

    Is there a way to define the precision of "Evaluates to" column, in the Equations Manager of an assembly?
    Rafi Sokol
    last modified by Rafi Sokol
  • Features defined in the context of another assembly

    Hi, I'm getting the "This part has features defined in the context of another assembly <old version.sldasm>..."   I've done some searching on the forum and see that checking tools> options> system o...
    Tyler D.
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  • Como realizar configuración ensamble para ocultar estos archivos

    Hola a todos, tengo una inquietud, al momento de crear un modelado en ensamble descendente, me sale unos archivos en el árbol de operaciones los cuales nunca había visto anteriormente, cómo los pued...
    augusto santuario
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  • The 28th SOLIDWORKS Power-User Challenge - Interface in Your Face, Power-Mating Edition

    Hello SOLIDWORKS Power-Users and welcome the 28th SWPUC!  Update: Added one more deadline, for those of you who want to beat the times recorded before April 14th.  First Deadline all Sections -...
    Alin Vargatu
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  • Can't delete part from assembly after deleting original .STEP file

    As title, after I've deleted an unnecessary .STEP file from my main assembly, before deleting the part inside solidworks, I can't delete it inside my assembly.   Here's a screenshot of what I see, It's like a su...
    Yaroslav Mudritsky
    last modified by Yaroslav Mudritsky
  • Robust Top Down Design Techniques

    Hello,   I'm a long time Creo / Proe user (25+ years) who has just moved to a company that is using SW 2019.  I've been an occasional SW user for over 10 years as well, but never reached the level of master...
    Doug Schaefer
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  • Keeps Crashing and Keeps Opening All?

    The whole model was doing will. All of sudden, I am getting the application crashing when I try to do any thing.  
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi
  • EXPLODEDVIEW - TO MOVE PERPENDICULAR TO A FACE SELECTED

    Exploded view: I am trying to move in the direction perpendicular to the face selected. But, I am not getting any arrows in this direction. I request some one help me to get this around. Thanks.  
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi
  • Point Cloud Disappears from Assembly & Part Files

    I am working with two parts that were built using scan data as reference geometry.  The scan data was imported using scan to 3D.  I have an assembly that contains both parts and a few others.   Here's...
    Kevin Bennett
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  • Scan Data not Showing up in Assemblies

    Hello, I am working on an assembly that incorporates a scan of a Turbocharger. This scan has been greatly downsized with the Scan to 3D addon, however each part is still ~30MB when saved. The problem I am having is if...
    Phillip Laplante
    last modified by Phillip Laplante
  • How to reference different features to different parts within an assembly? SW says I need to unlock the feature, but the feature is already unlocked.

    How can I reference different features to different parts within an assembly? SW says I need to unlock the feature, but the feature is already unlocked. Also, all other features externally referenced to another part a...
    Diego Torres
    last modified by Diego Torres
  • Top-down design (huge assembly) based on Layout in Assembly: To re-define the plane created in layout sketch design

    I created the layout sketch in assembly. More to be built-up in the sketch. Up to now having created some sketches on several planes (created from within layout sketch), I created another plane (Plane-5) and some ske...
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi
  • Cannot drag parts after update to 2018

    Just updated from 2017 SP5 to 2018 SP5. After the update I cannot drag to move any components in an assembly after 1 mate has been added. Once a component(part or subassembly) is inserted, it will drag no problem, as ...
    Logan Jaynes
    last modified by Logan Jaynes
  • Spending most of my day looking at the "SOLIDWORKS is busy" window .

    I'm spending most of my days looking at the "SOLIDWORKS is busy running the ### command" window . Pretty much anything I do, results in that window. The window itself is not the problem, but the time wasted while SW ...
    Martin Jensen
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  • Multiple assemblies controlling a single part.

     I am remodelling one of our companies products at the minute and I would like to use the same part in 4 different assemblies. These assemblies need to control the height and whether holes appear and their positi...
    James Cook
    last modified by James Cook
  • assembly references

    I have a fixture assembly I built with machinable top plates for a vacuum fixture. How do I save the top plate to a new assembly file and break the reference to the original assembly?   It seems that no matter ...
    Dan Labonville
    last modified by Dan Labonville
  • FIND IN THE BROWSER WHERE THE SKETCH COME FROM

    Still, I can't do this. I tried so much time today, but without success. Need to find the parent in the browser. Please shed me with some light! THANKS.  
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi
  • Threaded assembly without interference

    Hello guys,   I have one question, that was bugging for a long time. How is it possible to mate real threads? I mean, not only by using "Mate" function and "screw", but to mate them without any interference in...
    Valdas K
    last modified by Valdas K
  • pinion and rack and slot

    Hi there, Im quite beginner with SolidWorks. here i faced a problem: I know how to mate the parts in other to get rack and pinion relation. But how to do when it comes to a rack and pinion assembly which has to move...
    Pascal Turcotte
    last modified by Pascal Turcotte