• PDM revisions update

    Hi.   So lets say I have a part outside of the PDM (from before we started using it). this part has a variable called Revision which is filled manually by the user.  Lets say the variable has a value of 05...
    Ben Galili
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  • Non-technical Thread: Favorite Quotes

    Let's try to keep this thread on topic.  Just post your favorite quotes.  Let's keep the non-contributing banter to a minimum.   I keep a file to accumulate inspiring quotes.  I ran across this on...
    Dennis Dohogne
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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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  • "Kitty Dump"  -  SWIFT  -   "Dumpty Dump"

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    John Stoltzfus
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  • Convert Regular part to a toolbox Part?

    HI Guys,   I have made some template parts which exist in our own server library. Some are fasteners, and standard items we build ourselves.   Its a mix of Part and Assembly files.   Some members of ...
    Brian Corbin
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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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  • Create a PDM add-in in scripting languages

    Hi all   I have developed a PDM wrapper making possible to create SolidWorks Professional PDM add-ins in any programming language, including scripting languages. It is available on Github. Feel free to use it...
    Ulf Stockburger
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  • Opposite hand mirror feature in assembly saves parts in wrong orientation

    Hello! I'm new to the forum so sorry if posting in the wrong place. I am looking for the solution of the following problem and would be very happy if someone could help... When I am creating opposite hand versions...
    Dariusz Oleszczuk
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  • Topology Optimization Result Question

    Hi, I am working on topology optimization of a beam for a project and I have a problem. I am supposed to optimizate this beam so that its stiffness is highest for most of its mass removed. However when looking at the ...
    Oemer Tulgar
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  • Parent transparency and linear component pattern

    We created a linear component pattern of a sub-assembly within a .sldasm file.  The parent sub-assembly itself has two sub-assemblies.  At the time the linear component pattern was created, one sub-assembly ...
    Chris L'Esperance
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  • SolidWorks Tips and Techniques Video Series

    So, what are you doing with your time right now? If you are like me you are in "shelter-in" mode (most of the Bay Area is in Covid-19 lock-down mode) trying to do my work from home in close quarters 24/7 with my ...
    Mark Biasotti
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  • Non-technical Thread:  Furry Friends

    Sometimes you just want to share a picture of your pets (Whatever you may call them: Furry Friends, Fur-kids, Interns, and so on.) We have a great "landing area" for off-topic posts, but it would be really easy for t...
    Todd Blacksher
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  • how to find the values of Poisson ratio,compressive strength and yield strength ?

    I get some trouble that I don't know how to find the values of Poisson ratio,compressive strength and yield strength  when I set a new permanent magnet material .
    LLL llaa
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  • How to connect a cylinder with a flat plate and flatten all parts?

    I want to connect a cylinder/tube with a flat plate and then flatten all of them. The picture below is what I get with non-sheet metal features. But I don't know how to achieve them in sheet metal.    For...
    Louise Yi
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  • About making frames for RC servo motors and mechatronics devices

    Hi, I don't have access to a CNC machine but I have a 3D printer. I am trying to decide whether to use aluminum or PLA/ABS to make the frames. Given the CAD files are provided by me, are there any good companies in th...
    Peter Cohen
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  • The Missing 5% Functionality: Bill Of Materials

    Starting this one off with the most frustrating problem with BOM that we all can relate to as it affects all of our productivity.    1 When you have a large BOM and need to manually sort it or want to ...
    Brian Graves
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  • PDMAPI through the resource manager to open the PDM local view library, display content is incomplete

    PDM,API file open dialog box, open the PDM local view gallery under win10, resource manager display incomplete, all the file icon lost, statement as follows           ...
    Liu Zhe
    created by Liu Zhe
  • Solidnetwork license Port Needed it

    I just bought the Solidwork Student edition and at the end of the set up when i click install i get a window that says "Specify the port number and server name for the SNL server . The default is . For example , "257...
    Daniel Suárez
    last modified by Daniel Suárez
  • Assembly works in 3D model but not in Animation/Basic Motion

    Hello,   I've been working on a mechanism for a pull toy to drive the legs of a tortoise back and forth (driven by the green axle in attached .zip file).  When I click the red rod and drag it in Model view,...
    Ben Chung
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  • Saving current configuration in PDM Nag

    Not the greatest title, but here goes. I have a checked in library component with several configurations, when I insert the component into an assembly and choose a configuration different than the one the compone...
    Scott Matheson
    created by Scott Matheson