• 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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  • Keyboard shortcut to convert a Line to a Contruction Line?

    Hi, I want to convert Lines to Construction Lines with a keyboard shortcut - is this possible?   The only way I've found to do this is to select the Line then go to the box to the left and click on the tickbox ...
    C. D.
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  • Can you Mirror a sketch ?

    Hi, I having been playing around and I can't seem to figure out how to mirror a sketch. I have 2 parts 1 on each side of the Front Plane so I would like to make a sketch on 1 one of the parts that would just be conv...
    Ben Guenther
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  • Can't select hidden lines in sketch

    I'm having this issue where I can't select hidden lines in a sketch.  I have to exit the sketch, edit it again, and then it works.  It seems to happen after I have already used a hidden line for something (c...
    Adam Meyer
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  • Why I cannot select a sketch to mirror?

    Hi, I drew half of a face but when I went to Sketch->Mirror Entities, I am unable to select the sketch of half of the face and the center line to mirror. How come?
    Peter Cohen
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  • How do I make sketch lines that are behind a solid not show?

    I am making a 3D solid model of a iPhone. It was working out fine, but suddenly when I began sketching on a front plane, it was showing the sketches on the back of the model when I rotated it. I do not want that to ha...
    Kazi Hossain
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  • How to change the dimension orientation in 3d sketch?

    I can not find a way to change the orientation of 3d sketch dimension. This is a video: https://youtu.be/NtoMuXYyCps     As you can see, at the beginning I create dimensions that are placed on Front and Ri...
    Ben D.
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  • Change color of the spline handles?

    Is it possible to change color of the spline handles? If so, how?   Thanks, Hans
    Veryday Helpdesk
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  • Changing the number of control vertices in a Generic Spline

    Solidworks 2019 has this new feature called Generic Spline, which is something I've been awaiting for a long time. Apparently, the only way to create them in sketches right now is to Offset some other spline, delete t...
    J. R.
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  • Dimensions disappear when I edit sketch in Solidworks 2018, how to fix it?

    Dimensions disappear when I edit sketch in Solidworks 2018. It happens when I edit sketch in a part or in assembly. Here's a video demonstration of a problem: 2018 12 03 12 01 53 - YouTube    You can see t...
    Sergei Kulagin
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  • Perfectly straight lines

    Hello Is there anyone here who would help me create a transparent technical drawing as in the attached drawing in Solidoworks Composer?
    Karol Kulak
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  • How can I fix a text character that can not be extruded?

    I need to engrave a marking of codes for my designed parts and I can not extrude the "2". Other characters are fine and I figured to use "Dissolve Sketch Text" to fix the contour and it is working! But it is time cons...
    Kenneth Bautista
    last modified by Kenneth Bautista
  • Automatic Solve Mode is off - How do I turn it back on?

    I must have fat fangered something. Now I'm going crazy because I can't drag my sketch entities around.   The "SolidWorks Help" wasn't very useful.   Thank you,   Brent  
    Brent Theobald
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  • How do I keep relations when copying parts of a sketch?

    I'm probably doing something wrong, but whenever I have a sketch and ctrl-drag it to make a copy, none of the relations copy over. For example: I have a rounded slot with tangent relations to the ends, and when I...
    Chris Manger
    last modified by Chris Manger