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HELLO! ... HELLO .. Hello ... hello ...

February 22, 2017, 3:22 pm

Looks like I haven't been around since way back in 2008. Jeez I'm getting old. Looks pretty dusty in here. Anyone still around? rm Read more »


July 12, 2016, 4:51 am

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SolidWorks Electrical 3D designer

July 6, 2016, 10:32 pm

I currently have an opening for a Solidworks Electrical 3D designer in Charlotte, NC in case anyone with that skill set i looking. Read more »

Help me in a solidworks part design.

June 1, 2016, 7:50 am

Hi, I'm Ermes and i am making one project that consist in a ship stuctural construction. That structural has a curved shape obtained with splite line, and i can't maked with structural mambers. you... Read more »

Call of sub type failiure, how do i register/check it?

November 19, 2015, 3:37 pm

I've writen some code in the solidworks api and i have a line i wish to check if it goes through. swModel.InsertOffsetSurface 0.01, False it makes an offset surface on the face im currently on, but... Read more »

Need some help

September 12, 2015, 4:08 am

Hi, So I have an eagle file for my razor imu and they in .brd and .sch. I am t rying use this along with the ftdi breakout and arduino for a project, but I need to create an enclosure for it. Th... Read more »

Error I would like to override somehow...

September 9, 2015, 10:28 am

I'm trying to design a QR code to be 3D printed... It did the full sketch o utline but didn't realize, until it was too late that I can't have three en dpoints going to one point... So it won't let... Read more »

Foam laser cutting machine

March 20, 2015, 8:08 am

This is our EVA Foam laser cutting machine cutting show, Regards Casper Read more »

Macro to Collect Area Moment of Inertia and Save to Text file

February 16, 2015, 4:17 am

Hi All I need help. I have a shaft of various cross sectional profiles and I need to get the area moment of inertia at various points along it. I want to get the xx and yy MOIs and save them to an s... Read more »

Smart features and controlling the driving sketch ...

February 5, 2015, 7:13 pm

Someone just pointed out something to me on these smart features of smart p arts. So far I have only used smart features for panel mounted components so they will automatically cut same mounting ... Read more »

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Importing IGES Files rating: 5

I have a group of six IGES files that were created in CATIA and won't import into SolidWorks 2004. When I try to import any of these IGES files, SolidWorks produces the following error message after... Read more »

Pocket screw holes. SmartFastener? rating: 5

I'm wondering how difficult it would be to setup a macro or SmartFastener to cut pocket screw holes into a part. For all practical purposes, the part cross-section is rectangular, very often 3/4 th... Read more »

length of sweep?? rating: 5

I've created a wiring schematic in 3D, now i want to find out the length of the wire needed. How do I get the length of the sweep in SW2006?? samurai. Read more »

Problem with a helical sweep (image provided) rating: 5

Hello I have been trying to model a funky part that basically looks like cylinder that has had a helical sweep cut along its length. The pitch of the actual helix that defines the cut path actually ... Read more »

Thread Rolling in Titanium rating: 5

I need to roll some threads in a blind hole in 6AL-4V titanium. They are about 5/8 holes, about 5/8 deep. Anyone have some guidance on how to do this? Thanks, -- J Kimmel www... Read more »

GeForce FX5700 rating: 5

Hi Has anyone got any experence using Geforce FX5700 I'm using the above video card with P4 3.0 GHz Win XP Pro Driver 53.03 I can open a max 6 solidworks models without problems but often... Read more »

API: example of how to add macro to rmb rating: 5

Can anyone provide an example of how to add a macro to the rmb in solidworks. Thanks Read more »

Is there a way to show NPT threads with a cosmetic thread rating: 5

Im trying to figure out the best way to display a 1-1/2 NPT thread on the end of a 1-1/2 Pipe. Is there a way to do this? I dont see that option in Cosmetic Threads. Read more »

attaching balloons to an assebmly with sub assemblies rating: 5

Hi All, just getting into the ballooing and BOM creating in drawings, and I'm running into an annoying problem. I have an exploded view of an assembly with sub assemblies, and what I really want in o... Read more »

Dynamic highlighting greyed out rating: 5

I have an assembly where the dynamic highlighting option (Tools, Options, Display/Selection, Dynamic highlight from graphics view) is greyed out. It is checked, but I can't change the setting. And ... Read more » is a website by engineers for engineers. It is not affiliated with any of manufacturers or vendors discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.