Hi everyone! I'm having difficulty modeling a rather complex surface. I'm designing a cylinder head for an engine and am trying to vary the thickness of the bottom plate from 3mm near the edge to 9mm near the central feature(bolt pattern and combustion chamber), the bottom face needs to remain flat. I've tried a loft and a boundary boss (which… Show more
Hi - I am importing a STEP ASSEMBLY into SW2018 in previous SW2017 imports I would get all the previously named parts to display correctly now all the parts come in with untitled# sequence - any advice on how to correct this. Thanks Alex.
Have found that if the SW2018 "enable 3D interconnect" is checked, the file structure/naming seems to be different compared to previous versions (and compared to the interconnect option unchecked). Have not studied this deeply, I just unchecked the box as there is no need for the interconnect here. So you may want to uncheck it if there are…
I'm trying to model "Prism carved letters". My company does a lot of these - see pic below. We currently make them by cutting the shape of the letter out with a band saw/ jig saw, then cut the angled faces with an overhead router. (bearing runs on the edge of the letter), then finish carving the "valleys" that the router can't get into by hand.… Show more
That would be interesting to find out if this can be modeled in another program. Could be the difference between Klink and Sanders. I suppose the trick would be to keep the 60° exact all around. I used your font (Century Schoolbook) and did alter your teardrop jut a tiny bit (I know this is a no, no, and I don't wish you to loose your head). The…
Hello all, I would like to ask you about driving dimmension tolerance of part from excel. I have simple part (block) with 3 dimmension and excel table with 3 rows and macro. This macro easily insert value from excel cell to solidworks dimmension. Private Sub CommandButton1_Click() Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks Set swApp =… Show more
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Hi Guys, I need help. I downloaded a 3D assembly and after rebuilding it to 2017. The attach part cannot be seen already. I have no idea what went wrong. Can anybody please help me. Thanks and appreciate it much. Wehlee
Interesting, I did not know that pressing the tab key did that when the mouse cursor was over a part in the graphics window. I have actually seen SW hide parts when opening an assembly. Most times restarting SolidWorks took care of the problem (I do not rule out cleaning the SW temp folder of swx folders or even redoing the SW registry). We…
I can't understand how the design study receives such an angle? Instead of 30 degrees it shows 1900 degrees! How?! Model: two plates are connected at one point hinged on diagonally opposite points of the coupling spring. Normal calculation in the Motion Study shows maximum displacements of about 33 degrees. When trying to solve optimization… Show more
I‘m running SolidWorks 2016 on Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update) on a mid 2017 top tier 13” MacBook Pro with Intel Iris Pro 650 graphics. Currently my dynamic highlighting lags heavily but I am unable to uncheck OpenGL. Is there any way to get SW to recognize my graphics card so I can see if unchecking GL will speed up my performance? Thanks!
There is a way but it doesn't seem to be working with this particular card. You need to edit the registry, I have done what it worked for me in the past with awesome performance but I recently upgraded to a new MacBookPro 13 with the Intel Iris Plus 650 and the registry editing is not letting me to uncheck OpenGL therefore RealView is not…
Hello, I use DocumentManager to the mass from all configurations: 2017 SOLIDWORKS API Help - GetMassProperties Method (ISwDMConfiguration) Sometimes I get a swDmMassPropErrorNoData-error for a configuration. When I open the file in SWX, change to this configuration and use swModel.Extension.GetMassProperties, I get the mass. Does anyone… Show more
I do not have access to the SOLIDWORKS source code to tell you exactly what's happening under the hood. I don't understand what you mean by this, If a part isn't been saved, the file does not exists, right? :-) If a part has not been saved, the file does not exist: This is only true for when you start a new part. It's not true once the part has…
Points is from the Typography world, where there are 36 points in 1 inch. Units is from the CAD world and is the units is the default for the drawing (in, mm, etc.). So if you picked a size of 18 points, the Units will change to 0.5 inches (about 12.5 mm). Or if you picked 1 inch (25.4 mm), the points will change to 36.
My abstract for a Model Based Definition has been accept for SWW18. As I have done the last 2 years, I am reaching out to those interested in the subject for input. This years presentation won't really involve the use of the MBD addin, but is more of an information/discussion session. Points I am considering are: History of MBD or what drove… Show more
Christian, How PDM handles the file is the same without regard to which one you are using. You are simply checking a file in or out. What does change is the file (in most cases) that is the CONTROLLED file. Many users and companies control the drawing files or a PDF files and in some cases careless about the MODEL file. With MBD your control…
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Hi, I am trying to convert Alias models which are surfaces- into Solidworks parts (solids). I was able to export the models as .obj's from the Solidworks Visualizer and save as a part files. But when I go to edit the surfaces- no options are available to edit with. I attached an example- Any insight would be greatly appreciated!