• Installation issue

    Hello, after installing SolidWorks, I only get the solidworks explorer and edrawings on my screen. I did not know how to launch SolidWorks. I have been searching on youtube for dyas but with no result. Anyone knows wh...
    Salem Hasseni
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  • does anyone have recommendations for amount of RAM on graphics card when running large assemblies in sw?

    I have quadro M2000M graphics kort with 8 gB ram but it seems that my computer is running slow in opening large assemblies and when rotating - section view.... so is this card good enough for SW2018?
    Kenneth Nielsen
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  • how to draw non-cirular spirals

    Hello all,   I had a question regarding the best way to draw non-circular spirals. I have created many circular spirals and helixes (not sure if that is how you make helix plural)  using the Curves\Helix an...
    Sami Hawasli
    last modified by Sami Hawasli
  • How do I add a new thread profile to the Thread feature?

    I am relatively new to a LOT of the features in solidworks 2018. I was trained on Solidworks 2006 and have not used it much since...but now I am using 2018 daily. My job involves lifting data from existing parts, fill...
    Jacob Thomas
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  • In the fishtank - for a laugh. (Formerly "Are forum points frozen for some?)

    I've noticed that my forum points have been frozen since early yesterday morning. I just looked at the leaderboards and some folks have received points today but many (including quite a few who usually get points.) h...
    Tony Tieuli
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    Trying to work with a client who is setting up production in China.   The factory can't read my files because they are on an older version.  I tell him to recommend they update their software.  They ca...
    Dan Golthing
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  • really need help in drawing this sketch with missing dimensions

    I'm been asked to model this pump but not to be totally exact with the features its more to get the main exterior features and dimensions as close as possible so we can fit this into a housing to see how it fits corre...
    Varun Sharma
    last modified by Varun Sharma
  • How to show a map in drawing frame mode?

    How to show a map in drawing frame mode? I have a model with a symbol or map on it, i want to show the symbol or map in drawing frame mode. But the map can't show in frame mode like the picture below. Is there any ...
    Li Jiaxian
    last modified by Li Jiaxian
  • Adding Standard Parts to Design Programmatically

    I've been trying to build an importer add-in. The SW version I've been using is 2016. The user can open a file that outlines the various modifications to be applied to a standard part. I would like to pick out the sta...
    Zhen Yan
    last modified by Zhen Yan
  • How to stitch together sheets with IModeler::CreateBodiesFromSheets2()?

    I want to cordon off a distance from an edge, basically sweep a sphere from start to finish.   I make a circle at an end of the edge with IModeler::CreateArc(), normal to the tangent of the edge, make it a splin...
    Zhen Yan
    created by Zhen Yan

  • Wrap feature error

    I'm trying to wrap a sketch onto a cylindrical surface but I get the error: Wrap failed, could not use any contour(s) from sketch. I've attached the file below, any help would be appreciated.
    Abubakar Dankano
    last modified by Abubakar Dankano
  • TaskpaneView.AddControl question

    Hello!   I'm writing an add-in for SolidWorks 2010 (C#). Previously I've made a (working) plugin for SolidWorks 2008, here is a part of is's code: ... namespace SWBPlugin {       publ...
    Kirill Sergeev
    last modified by Kirill Sergeev
  • 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
  • Mirroring sketch points

    So this is something that's been bugging me for quite awhile, and I've only recently had time to dig and see if there is some setting or check box I need to change. In making a sketch (in this case for hole wizard ho...
    David Sloop
    last modified by David Sloop
  • Graphics Card

    Hey can you guys give me some suggestions on a decent graphics card for dell tower 3620? Using RX, I was able to find drivers for Win10 SW 2017.  Anyone know which is decent for my Dell 3620 Tower?  
    Russell Waseem
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  • Heat Transfer Coefficient Comparison

    Please don't ban me for asking too many questions. Please bear with me because Im so frustrated with it.   My goal is to compare double pipe heat exchanger heat transfer coefficient calculations and the simulati...
    Michael Fidel
    last modified by Michael Fidel
  • What do you listen to at work?

    I found this article and peaked my curiosity.   What's your go-to music while you work? Do you use a streaming service?   What Do Engineers Listen to While They Work? | Design News
    Rick Becker
    last modified by Rick Becker
  • 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace - we'd like your feedback

    Hey SOLIDWORKS users – we'd like your feedback! Many of you have tried the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace that delivers on-demand manufacturing and intelligent part sourcing capabilities. It’s a great place to g...
    Suzanne Locke
    last modified by Suzanne Locke
  • Is anyone experiencing slow drawing opening?

    Is anyone experiencing slow drawing opening or slow switching from an assembly to a drawing.  I get the viewing at the top but it is not open yet. I don't believe it is my machine because it did it with the old ...
    Bryan Sautter
    last modified by Bryan Sautter