• thread feature profiles

    Hi all,   Anybody an idea to where I can find thread profile data? I was trying to add a custom thread profile (M9x0.75) but Solidworks uses some kind of formula for the thread profile sketch. What formula is t...
    Alexandru Anghel
    last modified by Alexandru Anghel
  • How do you create solid from a cavity?

    I have a part that I have drawn and I would like to make a new part from the Cavity that is in the first part. I have tried drawing planes and using intersect but that has failed. I did not start the drawing out using...
    John Gaertner
    last modified by John Gaertner
  • How do I repair a broken (-> x) external reference?

    I have a top-down part that somehow apparently lost its link to the base part (the part that I initially inserted that forms the foundation of the part under discussion here).   Is there a way to repair this lin...
    Michael Gera
    last modified by Michael Gera
  • Create a radial (shadowing) extrusion

    I'm looking for a way to do the equivalent of an "up to next" extrusion, but starting from a point rather than a plane.  For some reason I can't insert my image of what I want to do so I'm attaching it instead.&#...
    Michael Foegelle
    last modified by Michael Foegelle
  • SWPUC - SOLIDWORKS Power User Challenges

    Update: 347,000 points have been awarded to date in the first 26 SWPUCs. Let's see who will win the 1,000,000th point.       Articles about various SWPUCs:   https://www.engineersrule.com/impossi...
    Alin Vargatu
    last modified by Alin Vargatu
  • Cloth feature

    Hello, it would be nice if developers would integrate "cloth" feature.   What I mean by that? So if you got a sheet metal or some coth (thin extrude or surface) over some beam structure and you want it leaning...
    Damir Galic
    last modified by Damir Galic
  • Guide Curves on the Same Plane

    Let me say for a Loft guide curves (GC) are on same plane. Two ways you can have these type of guide curves:   -All the GC’s are on the same sketch.     -Each GC is independent of each oth...
    Maha Nadarasa
    last modified by Maha Nadarasa
  • Adding  revolve feature to library feature

    I am trying to create a simple revolve surface feature as a library feature, but after saving it as a library feature, it only takes the sketch into the library. Also no option to add the revolve feature into the libr...
    Jonas Mueller
    last modified by Jonas Mueller
  • Looking for help/suggestions with complex fillet

    Hello all,   I am having some trouble with a complex fillet on my part and I am looking for some suggestions on how to get what I want.  The part has a linear "bar" that I am trying to blend into the "yoke"....
    Galen Woerner
    last modified by Galen Woerner
  • Appearance of the part

    This part disappears in other than Shaded and Shaded with Edges mode. This file is originally in 2019v and opened in 2019v but other 2019v files do not have this issue with 2020v. What is the reason for that?   ...
    Maha Nadarasa
    last modified by Maha Nadarasa
  • Hole Wizard Favorites Not Setting Tolerance / Favorites Database Editing

    Hello all, We recently "upgraded" to SW2020SP3 from SW2019SP3 and were surprised to find that our hole wizard favorites for dowel holes no longer have the ability to set press fit / slip fit tolerances.  I am aw...
    Dale Slotman
    created by Dale Slotman
  • document does not display the file name

    Greetings of the day. We have installed Solidworks 2020 SP03 upgraded from SP01. After installation, when we open any Solidworks file, it does not display on top or header the file name. We have tried the same in o...
    Vijay M Patil
    last modified by Vijay M Patil
  • Mirror running over in between features

      I'm trying to mirror a Cut Extrude using the Plane 6, but as the title suggests, the completed feature "propagates" instead of making a symmetrical sibling
    Lucas Silva
    last modified by Lucas Silva
  • Can I hide the name of plane or axis?

    Is it possible to display a reference geometry (axis, plane) but not its name? In other words, Can I hide the name of plane or axis?
    Florimond Laporte
    last modified by Florimond Laporte
  • APPEARNCE - EXPANDED WIRE MESH

    I have my Solidworks model as shown below.  In the model stage, I wanted to assign the plate texture to look like as a expanded grating. But, I could not do it. Finally, I just made them transparent for the time...
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi
  • How to achieve Model Sketches Visibility Stability

    Despite I keep progressing well in Top-Down modeling, I frequently see that the parts I made free from sketched (by hiding the sketches in the part level), they keep appearing down the road in the model. This keeps h...
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi
  • How to insert only the REQUIRED SKETCH @ create New Part using Insert > Part.

    I thought, I was doing well in my TOP-DOWN model. Down the road (@ about 80% completion), I am facing with some issues. I look forward to receiving help. Thanks.   NEED TO KNOW HOW ONLY THE REQUIRD SKETCH(ES) CA...
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi
  • Windows printing part when opening through explorer

    If I open a solidworks part / assembly by double-clicking on it in windows explorer, it prints the saved preview of that part on my default printer.  I think this started when I upgraded from 2019SP5 to 2020SP2, ...
    Scott Perman
    last modified by Scott Perman
  • Window to Browser: How to find in Browser the part of the sketch selected in window

    Most often, I need to go to from window to the browser. I would like to know how this can be done. Could someone hep me. Thanks a lot.  
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi
  • To get Rollback bar at the current selection in the browser (Huge Assembly modeling)

    Is it possible to located the rollback bar at a selected position (item) in the browser? It is possible to roll all-the-down, anyway.  
    Rohana Wickrama Archchi
    last modified by Rohana Wickrama Archchi