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    jesusgatos, you can use the 'contour' tool when...

    jesusgatos, you can use the 'contour' tool when creating features from one sketch. Simply select regions using the 'contour' tool within the feature creation dialog that need to go to certain depths....
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    When you start a new part, you are using a...

    When you start a new part, you are using a template that has these standards you are referring to. You can have a start part for just about anything, Metric or English.


    Steve
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    Nawaz, what are you trying to copy? If it's a...

    Nawaz, what are you trying to copy? If it's a sketch, just select the sketch and ctrl C and ctrl V (paste) it to a new face/plane. If it's actual geometry, then we might need to know more about what...
  4. Thread: surface help

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    Nate, you can use a surface loft. Select the...

    Nate, you can use a surface loft. Select the cross section sketches one at a time and then you can select any guide curves if you have them. This creates a surface based on your longitudinal...
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    Sunil, when I use wave linked features I usually...

    Sunil, when I use wave linked features I usually don't doing any assembly level mating. My best practice guide for such features is to use them to create geometry and then break links afterwards and...
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    Raghu, you should be able to see some examples in...

    Raghu, you should be able to see some examples in your forming tool library. Open one of these parts and work from the front to get the modeling techniques. It isn't very hard. Have you taken the...
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    Dave, just model the part at 1:1 scale (which...

    Dave, just model the part at 1:1 scale (which everything should be modeled as) and then place a border around it. If you need a bigger sheet size, use a bigger sheet. If the part modeled is larger...
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    If you're running FeatureWorks on an imported...

    If you're running FeatureWorks on an imported .igs file, you might be better off changing it into a solid model before you run FeatureWorks.


    Steve
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    I did a Mitre Flange and it looked fine. ...

    I did a Mitre Flange and it looked fine.





    Steve
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    Look in the forming tools section in the Design...

    Look in the forming tools section in the Design Library, they're some already there.


    Steve
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    You can do it in two ways. I think you'll need to...

    You can do it in two ways. I think you'll need to save them as a dxf file first.


    One, create a block and insert the dxf file, insert that block into a sketch.


    Two, insert the dxf straight...
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    Pete, John is correct, UG has been doing it since...

    Pete, John is correct, UG has been doing it since V18. SW can't do it and I'm pretty sure Pro doesn't either. I'm not sure about quad core better ask GTAC.


    Steve
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    I'm still using V18 of UG. We cut back on...

    I'm still using V18 of UG. We cut back on licenses a few years back when some bozo in management wanted to change to Pro/E. His words were, "We're not going to make it as a company unless we switch...
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    I think you're better off getting SW (this comes...

    I think you're better off getting SW (this comes from a long time UG user). I picked up SW in a few minutes, it's that easy. Also, when something fails you don't have to know the model. SW is easy to...
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    I agree, michale3130, knowing more than one CAD...

    I agree, michale3130, knowing more than one CAD package is a good thing. Each time our company switches packages, I come out ahead. I know, or claim to know, UG, Pro/E and now Solidworks and they all...
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    Why? You don't need to re-order stuff for mating...

    Why? You don't need to re-order stuff for mating conditions like Pro/E.


    You can drag and drop inside the ANT anytime you want now.


    Steve
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    It is true that SW doesn't have the freeform...

    It is true that SW doesn't have the freeform surfacing you may be used to with UG, however, Desaults systems, the parent company, just bought a high end surfacing company and the word is that they'll...
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    Can you open the seperate file alone without...

    Can you open the seperate file alone without assembly opened? If you can try opening the assy then. There is a clean up command in UG but I'm talking about V18 and back. I'm not it's there in NX.

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    The on-line tutorial has a section on 'feasture...

    The on-line tutorial has a section on 'feasture works'. Have fun


    Steve
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    I always thought Wildfire was a step in the right...

    I always thought Wildfire was a step in the right direction for Pro/E users when it comes to GUI but it still fails in comparison with SW and UG for that matter. SW is real easy to use and therefore...
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    Yes, you'll need to go to each client machine and...

    Yes, you'll need to go to each client machine and change the license server location so that it points to the new server. Go to your Solidworks Tools -> SolidNetWork License Administator and add the...
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    If you can get a parasolid from who ever sent you...

    If you can get a parasolid from who ever sent you the step file, that might work better.


    Steve
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    You can only control configurations, so make...

    You can only control configurations, so make several configurations of the flat case and change them via the design table at the assembly level.


    AND, while you're at it, submit an enhancement...
  24. Thread: Punched Tabs

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    Yes, that should be there and many more in your...

    Yes, that should be there and many more in your Design Libaray. For info about creating and using your own, search the help files for 'forming tools'.


    Steve
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    If you're describing a 'box' and this 'box' has...

    If you're describing a 'box' and this 'box' has no fillets on its corners AND you'd like this 'box' to control all newly created sides, then I'd use the split body function. Take a look at the...
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