• "Kitty Dump"  -  SWIFT  -   "Dumpty Dump"

    John Stoltzfus
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  • 2D simplification degrees of freedom

    Hello,   I want to know how many degrees of freedom are  when using 2D simplification in a static study per node.   Many thanks
    Hassen Koulak
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  • Non-Technical thread:Favorite (clean) jokes

    I know we've had some great favorite quotes, but sometimes I just need a laugh.  So, I'm proposing that everyone post their favorite joke.  Make sure it's PG.  Post no matter how corny.  Can't wait...
    Vance Wright
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  • Your use of breadcrumbs

    How do you personally use breadcrumbs in SW? I like the function, but I keep forgetting to use it. Do you have any really compelling cases where you use this functionality?
    Matt Lombard
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  • Component line font changes for print/save

    I have the component line font changed to make this part and its location inside the assembly stand out. Whenever I use print, or save to a PDF the line font changes back to the lighter "ghost" layer. This also happen...
    Shane Kozlowski
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  • 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
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  • Dialog box off screen

    I am surprised there was not a zillion other hits when I tried to search for this on the forum.   Anyway, I am on ver 2015, and having a problem with the dialog box that comes up when SW detects a problem with a...
    Joseph Dunfee
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  • For the love of water, barley, hops, & yeast...

    Craft Beer Fans Unite!   I noticed there are some new discussion topics (and several older ones) that I find engaging and humorous. I also noticed there isn't one for us craft beer fans. The effort here is to po...
    Edson Gebo
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  • Non-Technical: SW for kids apps

    Since most of us are cooped up at home with the kids running wild, I thought this might help.   I hooked my 8 year old daughter up with SW apps for kids (swappsforkids.com) and she is loving it.   Get em s...
    Shawn Stugard
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  • Non-Technical thread: Covid-19 (Coronavirus disease)

    This seems like something everyone should care about. We will inevitably start talking about it here. Let's use this thread to post anything and everything about Covid-19 (Coronavirus disease) and not post it anywher...
    Rick Becker
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  • Stability against gravitational force

    Hi,   I am currently working on a robotic leg model. After designing it i am interested to know that if i place the robotic leg on a table without applying any force on it, will it be stable against gravity or w...
    Muhammad Qadir
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  • Solidworks 2016 vs 2020 rebuilding time 2000 parts assembly

    I tested the same assembly with 2000 parts both in SW2016 and SW2020. Change a part and after that measure the time to rebuild the assembly.  Of course I saved the parts first in SW2020 before testing.   SW...
    Richard Wagenaar
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  • Mouse shortcuts - possible? (Not mouse gestures!)

    So I have additional keys in my mouse, I would like to use them as shortcuts. Not the mouse gestures thing. The mouse gestures is nice but I want to literally assign a key the same way you assign keyboard hotkeys. Is ...
    Valery Volkov
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  • Solidworks simulation innacurate displacement

    Hi, I am a student using solidworks simulation to get an accurate representation of how the weight of a 95 percentile male would affect a standing aid I am designing for my final year project. I have fixed the botto...
    Andrew Lynch
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  • How to simulate a water spray propagating in the air?

    Hi, I would like to simulate a water spray coming out of the nozzle at a given velocity and then propagating in the air and interacting with the solid body:     The simulation is actually in 3D. I'm not...
    Jacek Michalski
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  • Legit software or decompression bomb?

    Hi, I’m a student that got a Silidworks license from school but the thing is that Avast keeps saying that some of the software is decompression bombs. Has anyone had this happen to them? Have I been given a vi...
    Simon Riis Hasselskog
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  • Anyone using an Elgato Stream Deck?

    I got one when it was prime day for only $100 and i am finding it amazing setting hotkeys and actions and have it write text and it is pretty awesome that you can set an icon to each key. i really think elgato has som...
    Ben Blick
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    Geometry imported by step file is no longer planar in SW, not allowing me to sketch or create sheet-metal parts from the geometry. The exported geometry is 100% planar (verified through another software, and having us...
    Ed Fed
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  • Macro Insert Table Line Weight Not Working

    I'm using Solidworks 2019 SP3   This worked great in Solidworks 2016 to insert a table. Is there some way to control the border and grid line weight in 2019?   Thanks for any help you can give.  ...
    James Dickson
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  • Could I simulate the image via convex mirrors or lens?

    Could I simulate the image that is distorted by convex mirror or lens? I would like to compare a normal picture with distorted one to see the differences.   Thank you! 
    Kl Chen
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