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Toolbox in Solidworks 2009 Standard Version
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on Jan 25, 2009
on Jan 27, 2009 by Brian Lindahl
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How can I get the basic machine screw model if I don't have toolbox. Do I need to upgrade to Profressional version. What is the advantage of having professional SW over Standard version.
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Jan 27, 2009 1:26 PM
You could model the fastener just like any other part. The Toolbox hardware comes with the Professional upgrade. There are other add-ins included in the Professional upgrade, too. FeatureWorks, PhotoWorks, PhotoView360, Task Manager, and Workgroup PDM to name a few. We have 9 seats of standard, and 1 seat of Professional where I am, and we do not use most of these add-in functions on a regular basis, so we don't plan to upgrade any more of the standard licenses to Pro license any time soon.
My take on fasteners is that they will slow down large assemblies. If you need to show clearance, put a single fastener in the assembly. If you need to send a rocket to the moon or to Mars, put every fastener in, so the mass is correct. My models will end up with 500 to 2500 parts per top level assembly, and maybe two to 10 of those are fasteners.
There are about as many ideas about modeling fasteners in assemblies as there are SolidWorks users.
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