I want to create a spring sweep. Its spring pitch is valiable. so I use variable-pitch HelixCurve. When I sketched a circle on normal plane to curve, sweep failed. So I create a new plane (copy TOP PLANE), and sketched a circle on it. I could create a sweep feature, but the shape of the end is different from my wish. How can I…(Show moreShow less)
In a part with a long design tree, it's quite tedious to have to scroll up the top of the tree every time I want to start a sketch on the three basic planes or select a body from the folders. I'm hoping there is a way to keep the body folders and F/T/R planes visible no matter where the rest of the tree has scrolled to. Thoughts?
This would be a great new feature. I'm picturing something similar to "freezing the top row" in Excel. Similarly, hotkeys to grab the default planes in a given part without having to search through a tree would save me a lot of time.
I clicked on something and my command manager disappeared from the tool bar. How do I get it back? I have tried right clicking on the toolbar, and then command manager. It shows command manager, but I can't use it, and it won't snap to the tool bar.
OK, so you had a different question then... Not seeing it on the toolbar and not having it docked to the toolbar are two different questions. I'm glad you figured it all out. There are 4 location the Command manager can dock to, top, right, bottom and left. Steve C
Hi All I am having an odd issue we just upgraded from 2012 to 2018. Now every time I try to save as a part and change its name, when its referenced anywhere else, solid-works crashes. This is a big problem for me as a lot of my job is renaming standard parts and having to close everything to use the rename tool in Windows is a serious hassle as…(Show moreShow less)
Hi Iain, A few more questions for you: 1. You mentioned your co-workers don't see a SaveAs crash. Have they loaded the same model you've had problems saving/renaming... If they load this same assembly and perform the same SaveAs or Rename operation they do not see the crash? 2. Do you see this problem with all assemblies, some models, or just…
I'm using SW 2018 SP3 and have a UHD screen (3200 x 1800). Unfortunately after upgrading (from 2017 to 2018), it seems the measure tool font is much too large (see attachment). I noticed that font sizing in the measure tool was something changed in 2018, but even with the smallest font allowable, it's still too large. Any way to fix this? It looks…(Show moreShow less)
Here are some more problems: Solidworks 2018 sp3-high resolution Font to large and erratic in measurement Solidworks explorer is unreadable Feature manager wont stay in last position used Feature manager goes back to split randomly Options/Units is not proportioned right-hard to read Feature manager design tree doesn’t remember the last position…
It seems like I randomly need to reload favorites to my Hole Wizard, especially when I create a new part. Simply picking the desired favorite from the drop down list doesn't always set the hole size and countersink correctly. Am I doing something wrong? I only have about 30 different holes that I use the Hole Wizard for and it would be nice to not…(Show moreShow less)
I'm a student looking to get a 3D mouse. All of the new 3dconnexion gear is out of my budget so I was looking at buying a used Spacepilot (not pro) on eBay. I know that it is no longer officially supported, but I was wondering if anyone had gotten the Spacepilot to work with the latest Solidworks release (I'm using 2017-2018 Education Edition).
Not sure what menu and toolbar you're referring to . . . I just use the "puck" to manipulate my object (it's better/easier than the standard mouse) . . . I don't use any of the buttons on the 3D mouse's base . . . I don't use any extra menus/icons in SolidWorks . . . Sorry I can't answer your question :-(