• Save As (with different name) macro

    I would like to record a macro saving a Solidworks drawing out as a PDF into a designated file location with a different part number. We save all our drawing files as customer part numbers but we have them on our netw...
    Mike Flanders
    last modified by Mike Flanders
  • Non-technical Thread:  Furry Friends

    Sometimes you just want to share a picture of your pets (Whatever you may call them: Furry Friends, Fur-kids, Interns, and so on.) We have a great "landing area" for off-topic posts, but it would be really easy for t...
    Todd Blacksher
    last modified by Todd Blacksher
  • Multiple instances of configured part in assembly don't update/behave

    Hello all,   I have an assembly (SW2018 sample attached) that uses five instances of the same riser block with each instance being a configuration. The only difference in each config is the length, which is why...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • Custom Property string to get BOM part number

    Hi,   I need to get the BOM part number to populate a field in my customer BOM, but I am not sure what the string is $PRP:"..."   at the end of the day I need to string 3 variables together to populate t...
    Jim Moses
    last modified by Jim Moses
  • The "Kitty Dump" - Watercooler - Trash it Here - Food For Thought - Or Whatever else floats your boat, your Car, Truck, BMX or your Horse ;)

        How many times do you see a great thread get trashed or hijacked for various reasons and I'll take the "Stand" and say I'm the worst for doing that..  So when I'm acting stupid tell me to trash i...
    John Stoltzfus
    last modified by John Stoltzfus
  • The 1st Weekly Power-User Challenge: Mate a Pin in a Slot

    Update: John Stoltzfus and the first SWPUC are now featured in an article on Engineering.com.   https://www.engineersrule.com/impossible-modeling-challenges-solved-cad-power-users/ ----------------------------...
    Alin Vargatu
    last modified by Alin Vargatu
  • Outlines in Technical Illustrations

    In the technical illustrations that I am producing I want to show some items with different colored outlines and possibly filled.  These items would indicate that they are not supplied in the kit.   I've ...
    Steve Krause
    last modified by Steve Krause
  • Retrieving Existing BOM Configuration

    Hi all,   I use this code to find the BOM name. But I need its configuration. Keep in mind that it is a top level only BOM   Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks Private Const strApp As String = "Link2BOM v1.00" ...
    Robert Voogt
    last modified by Robert Voogt
  • Solidworks simulation

    In solving an interference problem I saw the resulting stresses are beyond the material yielding. I switched the modeling to nonlinear by assigning the plasticity-von Mises to the material, the analysis failed. Can ...
    Chuho Lu
    last modified by Chuho Lu
  • Is anyone having issues importing .step file assemblies into SW?

    We are currently having to use FreeCAD to import and export a step file generated from Cadence. The step file appears to come in, where the components are exploded all over.
    Steven Smith
    last modified by Steven Smith
  • Can you change the callout Balloon size without changing the font size?

    I am trying to match the look of the callout balloons we currently use in Catia V5 in Composer. I've got the Style set and saved how I want EXCEPT I can't get the balloon "tighter" to the numbers like it is in Catia (...
    Grant Miller
    last modified by Grant Miller
  • Please vote for this ER to add Geometry Bounding Box to API

    It would be great to be able to access the Bounding Box data about the part directly using API.   Please see the ER and go vote for it.   Text of the ER:   ER - 1-18088805035   Summary - Add AP...
    Eric Snyder
    last modified by Eric Snyder
  • Set property of cell in BOM to another property if it's empty.

    Hi all,       TableRowCount = swTableAnn.RowCount          ' Info: rows and culmns start with "0"     descColumn = 3 '(0=A, 1=B, etc.)   ...
    Robert Voogt
    last modified by Robert Voogt
  • Installation error

    At my new employer IT is trying to install SW2012 SP3.0 on my brand new workstation. For last two days he is not having sucess.   I looked at the log file and I could see following   12:28:27 Error Status ...
    Malay Desai
    last modified by Malay Desai
  • blotchy section views

    I'm working on an assembly drawing and I made a section view I want my section view to display shaded with edges. When I do this SW takes the line geometry and makes it looks blotchy. This is on sheet 2, sheet one is ...
    Don Howe
    last modified by Don Howe
  • when  using second monitor, part or assemblies disappear?

    when i using a second monitor part or assemblies disappear and i cant do nothing someone can help me
    Alan Hernández
    last modified by Alan Hernández

    I see an older string from 2009, but it's still unclear (to me at least)...so lets freshen this up just a bit....   2009 string: Isometric cross section view - how???   I've a section view in "plan view" ...
    Jess Shows
    last modified by Jess Shows
  • API: Insert a picture from filesystem in Drawing at specific coordinates?

    Hi everyone, this is my problem. With Sketchmanager i've added a picture in my drawing, but when i set the x and y start points where the image starts, it seems Solidworks put the picture in the first view found start...
    Michele Vergine
    last modified by Michele Vergine
  • New SWX Web Site?

    Oh my god, has anyone been to the new SWX web site What a disaster, I don't know why they do this to us Did they show anyone this for a test Try finding the customer portal, you will hope you don't find it because ...
    James Pare
    last modified by James Pare
  • Set variable from $PRP:SW-FileName to a new value

    Hi, I have an annoying problem.... We want to import old projects into PDM Prof. The files we are importing have a custom property "oznaka" set to $PRP:SW-FileName. When a file enters the workflow it goes through a...
    Barbara Jerin
    created by Barbara Jerin