• SWW2018 Top Ten List: Submit your ideas now!

    Attention all SOLIDWORKS users!   The SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Top Ten List is currently open for Idea submissions! As a reminder, the idea submission phase will be open until January 5th, 2018.  If you haven...
    Justin WOOD
    created by Justin WOOD
  • What do guys at Solidworks are really doing?

    Starting from SW2017, all of a sudden SW locked the x-axis of Linear Sketch Pattern without any description (as far as I know) anywhere and how it can be useful to be locked. This is a discussion if you're interested...
    Habib Ghalamkari
    last modified by Habib Ghalamkari
  • Slow sketch performance

    I have Solidoworks 2017 SP4.1. Windows 10 x64 i5 7400 3Ghz, 16 GB RAM, SSD drive and i have problem with very slow sketch performance. During zooming dimentions line dissapear, need to wait about 5 sec to appear agai...
    Łukasz Pakuła
    last modified by Łukasz Pakuła
  • Ordinate Dimensions - "Cannot add a constraint on this entity"

    I am trying to dimension the position of several blocks in a sketch using horizontal and vertical ordinates, but I get a message box stating "Cannot add a constraint on this entity." I can still dimension to them ...
    Aaron S
    last modified by Aaron S
  • Auto Scaling a Sketch

    Hey, everyone. First time posting here, but I wanted to get this idea going.   If you've ever made a sketch and had it get all mangled when you go to size everything properly, you know how frustrating it can be ...
    Joseph Eccleston
    last modified by Joseph Eccleston
  • Mixed units while sketching.

    Working with mixed units? I work with mixed units on occasion and don't bother converting, just change the unit on the fly and SW will convert it for you. In the example below my default unit is inches, I am adding 10...
    Bernie Daraz
    created by Bernie Daraz
  • 3D Sketch mirror

    Does anyone know of a way to mirror a 3D sketch?
    1-39SHIM
    last modified by 1-39SHIM
  • Projected Curve

    Is there are way to extrude projected curves. I have a projected sketch on a conical surface, that needs to beextruded. Any workarounds would also appreciated.
    1-6RGDU6
    last modified by 1-6RGDU6
  • Trick to detach segment without end point relationship

    How to detach lines that are connected with end points? There is no relationship like in Solid Edge that you can delete. It can be achieved in 2 ways actually. In Tools-Sketch Settings are options *) No Solve Move...
    Mati Link
    last modified by Mati Link
  • SolidWorks World 2014 Top Ten list: Vote Now! Voting ends January 15, 2014.

    Hi everyone,   Just a reminder that voting for the SolidWorks World 2014 Top Ten list ends on Wednesday January 15, 2014. Please be sure to submit your votes as soon as possible to have your opinion heard.  ...
    Salih Alani
    created by Salih Alani
  • SolidWorks World Top Ten list: Now open for Voting!

    Hi everyone,   Idea creation is now complete.  We are excited by the number of Idea submissions for the SolidWorks World 2014 Top Ten list. This year; we have the most submissions ever!   Now’s ...
    Salih Alani
    created by Salih Alani
  • SolidWorks World 2014 Top Ten List – Last chance to submit your new ideas before Voting begins on December 16th

    Hello Everyone,   New idea submission will end on December 16, 2013 when we will transition into the voting phase (which will end on January 15, 2014).   Before the December 16, 2013 submission deadline,...
    David Hensel
    created by David Hensel
  • How to Create a Sphere

    Can anyone tell me how to create a sphere? I try created using a the dome feature, but it didn't came out right. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank.
    ANONYMOUS ANONYMOUS
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  • SolidWorks 2014 - Style Spline

    Hello everyone, I hope to post a bunch of quick videos on the new features of SolidWorks 2014. This first one isn't so quick, it is 22 minutes. It is an excellent new tool, so I wanted to cover it thorougly.   A...
    Charles Culp
    last modified by Charles Culp
  • problem with spline

    Created a sketch in shape of a heart using spline. Then offset entity. Extruded the shape for thickness. When sent to 3d extruder printer the part prints as two splines not solid. Tried hatching but no luck. Could use...
    Mike Bush
    last modified by Mike Bush
  • different types of dimensions

    Wondering if there's a better way to go about dimensioning things. What I'll typically do is start working with some rough measurements, create a quick-and-dirty model, and then refine it. This usually involves re-ske...
    Jesse Katz
    last modified by Jesse Katz
  • undo

    is there any setting to increase the number of steps/actions that can be undone?
    Ali McCartney
    last modified by Ali McCartney
  • What happened to the 'Link Values' command?

    Hi All,   I assume that you have already recognized that we have made a lot of changes to the equation functionality in SolidWorks 2012 and there could be more stuff to come in 2013...  Above all we have tr...
    Frank Ruepp
    last modified by Frank Ruepp
  • Plane with Angle

    Hello i want to create a plane that has an angle of 25°. In particular as you can see in the sketch i want that the new plane has an angle of 25° compared to the "PIANO 3" because i want to extrude a solid t...
    Luca Petrocco
    last modified by Luca Petrocco
  • driven dims + sketch relations + equation = quandary

    This came up while creating set up sketches for an eight-arm square umbrella. In order for the umbrella to open and close the combined length of the upper and lower pivoting arms of the side arms (A + B dims) and the ...
    Andrew Thompson
    last modified by Andrew Thompson