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    Maybe not enough experience yet.

    Of course I mean no insult either. Mentioning complex structures does not give us enough information to see and try out our own potential solutions to the issues you face and are having difficulties...
  2. Thread: Sketching Holes

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    You can. When sketching holes you draw the...

    You can. When sketching holes you draw the quantity required, then select them all and right-click, select the '=' sign. You may dimension the hole before or after applying the 'equal' relation....
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    Here are a few places to look for help: ...

    Here are a few places to look for help:

    https://forum.solidworks.com/community/solidworks/api
    http://www.lennyworks.com/solidworks/default.asp?ID=31...
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    What version of SolidWorks are you using? In...

    What version of SolidWorks are you using?

    In SW 2012 the default dimension edit window allows you to designate a dimension to any one or all configurations. I believe the part within the assembly...
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    Hello, This has been discussed at length on...

    Hello,

    This has been discussed at length on another SolidWorks forum and it was found that decals do not appear in 3D PDF files. The suggestion is to use 3DVIDA to create the required...
  6. Thread: Outer threads

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    You can use a tapered helix with a swept cut....

    You can use a tapered helix with a swept cut. That adds quite a bit of size to the file though. What a lot of us do is download a pipe nipple from a place like www.mcmaster.com or www.grabcad.com and...
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    I do that using custom properties but I would...

    I do that using custom properties but I would have to say it is relatively small scale. We may have one part that is used in three other assemblies at most, I list those assemblies in custom...
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    This is referred to as using SpeedPaks. It would...

    This is referred to as using SpeedPaks. It would be much easier for you to look at help in SolidWorks than to explain the use here.
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    You should use the CENTER RECTANGLE sketch tool....

    You should use the CENTER RECTANGLE sketch tool. When you extrude your part use the MID PLANE option. That will give you a perfectly centered rectangle. You could mirror top to bottom, right to left...
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    Yes, I did the same thing once, it was a two...

    Yes, I did the same thing once, it was a two piece prototype run. We ended up with two more pieces of a stock part so no real loss there but time and money! LOL!

    I started on a quest to use custom...
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    Bill, Not to be a wise guy as we all know that...

    Bill,
    Not to be a wise guy as we all know that hindsight is 20-20. I use an image backup weekly, I'm not on a network. A few times a year I also image my HD to a second HD in my desktop.

    In your...
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    Pressing the TAB key flips the side that the...

    Pressing the TAB key flips the side that the wizard will use. This also works when inserting form tools in the sheet metal module.
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    Good morning! If you still have your older...

    Good morning!

    If you still have your older version loaded I would try to see if you can still access the working templates. If that is the case, note the directory they are stored in and add that...
  14. Thread: Explode Lines

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    Denny, Sometimes it could take a little while...

    Denny,

    Sometimes it could take a little while for them to show up in a complex view on a slower computer, then again I would make sure you have sketches visible too.

    Bernie
  15. Thread: Process drawings

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    Andrew, I have been doing assembly drawings in...

    Andrew,

    I have been doing assembly drawings in SW for some time now, here is my method.

    My sub-assemblies are put together first, much like a normal assembly process.

    Then I complete the top...
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    Hey O! In SW there is an slot option on the...

    Hey O!

    In SW there is an slot option on the sketch toolbar and it allows a few different drawing options. There are also options to group select a number of sketched slots and make them all equal...
  17. Thread: Wavy washer

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    I'm a Solidworks guy (stopped ProE at 2001i) but...

    I'm a Solidworks guy (stopped ProE at 2001i) but go to www.mcmaster.com and find the washer. You'll be able to download a model in various formats.
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    Good morning! SolidWorks is not the ideal tool...

    Good morning!

    SolidWorks is not the ideal tool for this part. While it can be modeled as a part it cannot using SW's sheet metal options. It should be modeled as a solid then exported to some...
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    There is a check box in the property manager for...

    There is a check box in the property manager for the section view. I believe it says "Manual Label". Then you can edit the label as you see fit. I'm pretty sure it's there, it is there on the detail...
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    Phil, Looking a the pictures now gives me a...

    Phil,

    Looking a the pictures now gives me a lot more information. What I see looks well made, it appears they cleaned up the welds nice too. We used to do them for a company that built power...
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    In that case I would place the bar using in...

    In that case I would place the bar using in context dimensioning from within the assembly. That is, if you want to change the position of the bar you edit the dimension that places the cutout....
  22. Thread: help with render

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    Hello, Aside from using Photoworks you do need...

    Hello,

    Aside from using Photoworks you do need a video card approved by SolidWorks. You can see a listing here: http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/videocardtesting.html Your results will be less...
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    Hello, I would recommend using configurations....

    Hello,

    I would recommend using configurations. You could have one part file with multiple configurations, including the one you require shown above.

    Bernie
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    Don't forget about the Hinge mate. It allows you...

    Don't forget about the Hinge mate. It allows you to define concentric and coincident relations while also allowing you to set degrees of motion. Using the hinge mate will allow your hinge to...
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    Then I believe you should set up cam and path...

    Then I believe you should set up cam and path mates. I understand that the 'following' of the mate is not perfect or exactly true but it should be sufficient for your animation.
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