• Dimensions do not scale with view

    Whenever I try to make a new sketch and I insert the dimensions, I get the dimensions in a given front size, other than them scaling with my camera view. How can I change this back? I have been through all of the sett...
    Twan Kloosterman
    last modified by Twan Kloosterman
  • Is there a way to add spline point parameters to configuration table?

    I have added a spline's points to a configuration table by way of their dimensions.   However, unless the spline points' parameters also get stored in the configuration table it doesn't make sense to change thei...
    Axel Dahmen
    last modified by Axel Dahmen
  • How to display all icons for Display/Delete Relations on toolbar?

    It takes too many clicks to use the drop down every time you want to add a relation. I just want the icons on my toolbar without having to select the drop down every time. Seems silly for something used so often to be...
    John Stevenson
    last modified by John Stevenson
  • Referencing cosmetic thread pitch

    Hi,   I'd like to reference the pitch of a cosmetic thread in the dimension of another sketch. I can see the diameter being referenced, but never the pitch. The idea is that if the thread changes the associated...
    Ollie Campbell
    last modified by Ollie Campbell
  • How do I connect these two bars.

    I need help connecting these two rectangle bars. Thanks!
    Kevin Wang
    last modified by Kevin Wang
  • How to stop snap relations from overriding dimensions?

    I keep "Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation" turned on, and use it often.  However, I occasionally run into a situation where my cursor is nowhere near anything for the line to snap to, but when I e...
    Glenn Schroeder
    last modified by Glenn Schroeder
  • Midpoint Line

    Do you use this line often what is your experience? I found usage of this line is very limited. Particularly if you are doing loft you can’t use this as construction line because it places an active point at the...
    Maha Nadarasa
    last modified by Maha Nadarasa
  • 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
    last modified by John Pagel
  • Solidworks Maximum radius problems

    Good day all, I am working on an overhead crane bridge that needs to be cambered. My crane span is 91 ft from rail to rail, my camber is 2 inches, it creates a radius that is approx. 1 900 000mm. Solidworks Max radiu...
    Guillaume Raby
    last modified by Guillaume Raby
  • 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
    last modified by F. Leatin
  • TEXT CENTERING

    I may be late to this party, but is there a fix to center CAPITAL text in the annotation box? Text seems slightly higher than center and it is throwing off my title block spacing, annotations blocks, etc....
    Chris Smith
    last modified by Chris Smith
  • 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
    last modified by Glenn Schroeder
  • 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.
    last modified by M. B.
  • 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
    last modified by Lakhvinder Singh
  • Split and Move/Copy bodies

    This body was split into two by using split command and tried to use Move/Copy bodies command to move the small body but it was not detecting the body.    
    Maha Nadarasa
    last modified by Maha Nadarasa
  • 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
    last modified by F. Leatin
  • 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
    last modified by F. Leatin
  • 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
    last modified by F. Leatin
  • 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
    last modified by F. Leatin
  • 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
    last modified by F. Leatin