• Equation Manager

    I am trying to develop some relationships between dimensions on the same sketch.  I have done this countless times in the past and never had any problems.  However, as of lately when I click on tools>equa...
    John Pagel
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  • Why am I in X-Ray mode ?

    The view of my model is anonying me. I'd like to know why my model looks like it's in X-Ray mode. Can somebody straighten me out ? thank you, Frank  
    F. Leatin
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  • Learned Something New Today

    I was working on a sketch and wanted a construction line midway between two model edges.  In the past I'd have placed one construction line spanning between the edges, then made the other construction line coinci...
    Glenn Schroeder
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  • How do you flip the side of a plane that a sketch is placed on?

    I want to flip a sketch to the opposite side of the sketch plane.  As I recall you could easily do this with Sketch Tools-Modify by double clicking orientation arrows which caused them to flip.  Now, for som...
    M. B.
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  • Show a particular sketch only in an Assembly

    Hi,   I am making a assembly drawing, with a drawing view as shown in image below. I only want to show the lifting sling on top (its a 3D sketch), but do not want to show the weldment sketches or other sketches ...
    Lakhvinder Singh
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  • Corner sheet metal fillets.

    I'm trying to get these corners to fillet but it's not working for me. I'm doing something wrong. Maybe I should have make this model in sheet metal since it's supposed to be a sheet metal piece ? Thank you to all w...
    F. Leatin
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  • Revolve cut obital dimension ? 

    I'm trying to do a Extruded cut but I'm not having any luck. I then went back to change some dimensions and discovered this obital dimension that is even off set of center of my revolve. This sketch is fully defined ...
    F. Leatin
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  • Displaying / Adding relations

    1. The two short entities need to be parrallel  and symetrical to the construction line. But I'm not sure how to do. I keep trying different ways but it never works. 2. I need the circle to be free to rotate, b...
    F. Leatin
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  • Roll back in a Revolve feature.

    I need to edit a revolve dimension. But can't figure out how to get back to the pre-revolve dimensions ? Is this possible ? thank you, Frank
    F. Leatin
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  • Explain "Convert Entities"

    I'm looking for a clear explanation of how "Convert Entiteies" works, how it should be used and when it should be used ?   I've already looked it up in the SW Help manual. I read that section at least 8 times. S...
    F. Leatin
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  • Parrallel relation to a plane

    I searched the SW Help manual. And the forum. My question: Is it possible to parallel relation an entity to a plane ? If so, how is it done. I seen it done on a video using SW14 but my later version does not seem to...
    F. Leatin
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  • Equation driven curve: sketching a NACA airfoil

    I am new to equation driven curves, and I can't figure this one out. I need to sketch a NACA 0009 airfoil with 500mm (actually this number will change, and needs to be parametric) chord length. The equation for this a...
    J. R.
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  • Linear sketch pattern edit ?

    I'm trying to sketch these stairs. I need to make some change but can't find the Linear sketch pattern in the feature tree. Does this mean that Linear patterns cannot be edited and my only option is to delete that sk...
    F. Leatin
    last modified by F. Leatin
  • Is it possible to ''preview'' a line's direction?

    Lines have directions appointed to them depending on how you draw them.   For example, if you look at the following image ''Point initial'' refers to the starting point of a line. If you draw the line from left ...
    Alex Lachance
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  • How to copy Sketch with all dimensions?

    Hello everyone, this is my first time to ask some tips from all you experts.   I have been modelling with SW about 5 years now, and I've done pretty complicated stuff with parts and assemblys.   But now...
    Pauli Niittymäki
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  • Smart Dimension settings

    Everytime I try to delete a dimension this box opens and I can't seem to get rid of it. Can someone tell me how to change the setting that's causing the problem please ? Thank you, Frank  
    F. Leatin
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  • Equations - 'Round' Function

    I know the 'round' function works in an equation but I need to round up everytime. Is there syntax for this? Thanks Chris Tellers
    Chris Tellers
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  • View Orientation Stuck on Front View

    Was trying to edit a part, wanted to switch to a bottom view from the View Orientation menu, and ever since then my view orientation is stuck on front view when using that menu and all of the buttons are highlighted. ...
    Shellbie Liberty
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  • How to save a sketch only, as a file ?

    I have two questions here. 1.  How many relations are possible at one time to make the sketch below ?. I ask because I'm trying to figure out the fastest way to make the symmetrical parts of the sketch with out ...
    F. Leatin
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  • I cant find an issue in a sketch

    I tried searching but came up unsuccessful.  I have had this issue for years but generally was able to get through it but now its just really annoying.     I have a sketch that needs to offset fro...
    Eric Fosdick
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