• Update to Surfacing Bible

    After 12 years I still get a lot of inquiries about updates to the SolidWorks Surfacing and Complex Shape Modeling Bible, or the Surfacing Bible for short. So I finally wrote something I call The Surfacing Episode (th...
    Matt Lombard
    last modified by Matt Lombard
  • Anyone know why this sketch is wrong?

    I need to sketch this.      This is what I sketched but it's giving me a different value for Ixx. Anyone know what I did wrong?
    Adeel Iltaf
    last modified by Adeel Iltaf
  • The missing 5% functionality - All Chapters

    This post will include links for all the chapters in "The missing 5% functionality" saga.   They refer to excellent tools implemented by the SOLIDWORKS development only 95% of the way. They did a brilliant job, ...
    Alin Vargatu
    last modified by Alin Vargatu
  • Shortcut to capture global variable equation to paste into custom property

    I read a post last year that described how to reference an assembly level global variable by copying it in equations and pasting it into a custom property in the drawing file.   This worked and I ended up with a ...
    Eric Bunn
    last modified by Eric Bunn
  • keep body name on combine

    I have a multibody part with named bodies. Those body names are used to auto-generate part names, in a "save bodies" feature to create parts that are then used in two subassemblies. But, if I create a "combine" cut ...
    Stephen De Saulles
    last modified by Stephen De Saulles
  • Can someone please tell me...

    Can someone please tell me that 2020 SP2, 3, 4, or 5 will work better that all of 2019 and 2020 to date?  I need a warm-fuzzy because this frustration is killing me...  Too many software issues...
    Frank Root
    last modified by Frank Root
  • Linear components & mirrors being unstable in assemblies

    After I create linear component patterns, the parts don't stay put.  They flip & reverse.  Constantly have to rebuild to get parts back in place. Any idea why or what the fix is?  It's very annoyin...
    Tim Treybal
    last modified by Tim Treybal
  • where to put ssd to improve pathetic solidworks performance

    I have 3.9mhz I7 - 64 bit W7 - 32 gb 2400 ram - on an assembly it takes solidworks about 20 minutes to set a mate of a washer on a hole - and 2 of these are needed -   Solidworks only pushes the CPU to only 8 o...
    Ed Galicki
    last modified by Ed Galicki
  • File replacement of simple components

    I have been swapping out simple rectangles from an assembly. one rectangle on top of another. All are mated up on the right, front & top. About as simple as you can get. However when I use the FILE > REPLACE co...
    rodney mansfield
    last modified by rodney mansfield
  • Mirror command in a "Sheet Metal Part"

    I have a weldment  that is symmetrical so I modeled only half and then mirrored.  In the weldment are also some sheetmetal parts.  There are lots of parts to mirror and I don't always get them all ...
    Hubert Carle
    created by Hubert Carle
  • Bezier or higher degree B-Spline

    why can I choose between higher degree b- spline or bezier spline in the single span style spline tool? What is the difference? where are the advantages and disadvantages to use either?
    Manuel Zeller
    last modified by Manuel Zeller
  • HOW TO USE INSERT BEND IN SOLIDWORKS

    I am a beginner ,I am working on sheet metal in Solid works. Can Anyone help me how to add insert bends to this Profile .   I want the flat form of this ?
    Sanjay Agarwal
    last modified by Sanjay Agarwal
  • Editing STL file

    Some users lately have asked me to edit STL files before 3D printing. If for some reason if it's needed, here are the steps. (attached PDF). Thought I would share...
  • how to make a wrap feature its own body in a multi-body part

    I am modelling a reinforcement for a pipe.  It's easy enough to use a wrap feature to create the ring around a pipe welded to a cylindrical bottle.  However, the wrap emboss feature makes one body from the b...
    Jim Mongiardo
    last modified by Jim Mongiardo
  • Cant Change Scale of image later using Scale Tool

    Hi, Folks, I've got a bit of an odd issue, maybe someone can shed some light because I don't recall this being an issue for me before   I use the Sketch Picture feature for basically all my work and use the...
    Luke Daley
    last modified by Luke Daley
  • Solidworks Visualize time limit render exceeding limit by 3x

    Lately whenever I do a render in SW Visualize 2019 I'll set the render time to 5 hours (hybrid render) and it takes 15 hours to complete? Any tips as to why this is?    It always took a little longer then m...
    Matthew Henion
    last modified by Matthew Henion
  • Faster way to sketch circles in the center of square/rectangle?

    Here are the 2 ways I go about it:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WHZ3wCJK40&feature=youtu.be     Is there a faster way?
    Valery Volkov
    last modified by Valery Volkov
  • routeAssembly.asmdot for 2020?

    We've just upgraded to 2020 SP1, and I was looking do the routing tutorial, however, the default routing template doesn't appear to be included. It's not in with the other default templates, and the help file is no us...
    Sandy Scott
    created by Sandy Scott
  • The missing 5% functionality: DISPLAY STATES

    This is another post from the"Missing 5% functionality that makes users avoid this tool" novella.   I am writing this post from the point of view of a large assembly user.   Imagine I receive a complex cus...
    Alin Vargatu
    last modified by Alin Vargatu
  • How can I check resent version of part in assembly?

    I want to know the version of part in assembly without naming like "Hole stopper_V5" , "Hole stopper_V6" and so on...  Is there any way to know that parts are updated version at a look?
    Jo Yun Haeng
    last modified by Jo Yun Haeng