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Q2-090120: Print the Feature Design Tree List

How can I print the feature design tree list?
Q1-090120: Conducting Thermal Analysis

Can anyone help me compute the surface area of a solid model and conduct a thermal analysis?
Q3-090121: Surfaces

How can I create a combined curve?
Q2-090121: Half Section

How can I make a half section view that includes the bottom half of the part that is not sectioned?
Q1-090121: Post Script Plotter Required?

Can SolidWorks plot to a non-post script plotter?
Q1-090114: Can I Add Material Using the Shell Tool?

Can I Add Material Using the Shell Tool?
Q1-090113: Exporting Assembly Sketches to IGES Format

I am trying to convert a steel box frame to a simple centerline sketch SolidWorks says that there is no geometry to export, can anyone help with this?
Q2-090112: 64-bit Conversion

Does anyone know if Right Hemisphere Deep Exploration CAD version supports 64-BIT conversion of SolidWorks Assemblies?
Q1-081222: Anatomical Drawings (3 ans)

Does anyone have anatomical drawings of people? I am particularly interested in peopleís feet and backs.
Q1-110708: Linear Pattern Updating Incorrectly (3 ans)

When I create linear sketch patterns, the sketches occasionally change when Iím working with the model. Can anyone help?
Q1-090112: Maya

I am trying to open Maya files in Solidworks. What is the best way to do this?
Q1:081220: File Size Reduction (3 ans)

I need to convert a whole assembly file into a single part file to approximately 10MB from 40MB.
Q1-081029: Editing Multiple Sheet Formats (12 ans)

When I go to insert my part number, description on one sheet, how can I have all the sheets update with the new information?
Q1-0801015: Spring Rate

Can SolidWorks tell me the spring rate(at various degrees) and torque values(in-lbs/degree) of a torsion spring once I assign a material such as steel?
Q1-090109: Assembly

SolidWorks hangs when my assembly is set to resolved, can anyone help?
Q1-090107: Convert Entities Command

Does anyone know how to toggle between outer and inner edges?
Q1-090100: PDMWorks

Will PDMWorks improve performance of large assemblies in SolidWorks?
Q1-081020: Inserting Threads on a Stud (5 ans)

What is the best way to insert threads onto a stud in SolidWorks 2004?
Q1-081028: Moving Two Separate Objects at The Same Time

I have two objects that need to be moved together and still need to touch the third object.
Q1-110508: Updating SW-2008 toolbox to SW-2009

Has anyone had a problem updating toolbox for SW 2008 to 2009?
Q1-081016: Printing Issues

How do I print from a camera view?
Q1-081009: Curved Arrows in Annotations and Balloons

How to you get curved arrows for annotations and balloons in assembly and drawings?
Q2-081001: Locking the Toolbar in Place (2 ans)

Is there any way to lock my toolbars into place so that they don't always shift around when I restart my application?
Q1-081001: Original Font Settings in Revision Table (1 ans)

Why does the revision table revert back to the original font settings that were used to create the table?
Q1-081001: Original Font Settings in the Revision Table

Why does the revision table revert back to the original font settings that were used to create the table?
Q1-080926: Axis Conversions (1 ans)

My axis conversion with SolidWorks 2008 is not working.
Q1-080924: Cursor Problems (1 ans)

I am running SolidWorks 2007 on an HP xw6600 and I am having a problem with my cursor.
Q1-080924: Printing a Macro

How can I edit the macro code to use the eDrawing instead of using the drawing that was used to create the macro?
Q1-080922: Equations In Assemblies

Can sub-assemblies with equations relating to each other be successfully copied within a top level assembly?
Q1-080918: Iges Files and Assemblies (4 ans)

Is it possible to assemble iges files in SolidWorks and save them as a single entity?
Q1-080829: O-Ring Groove (9 ans)

Anyone ever tried to add an O-ring groove to a flat face surface?
Q2-080827: Equations in Assemblies

Can sub-assemblies with equations relating to each other be successfully copied within a top level assembly?
Q1-080827: SolidCAM 2008

I try to open a new CAM part from and existing SolidWorks part, and error message pops up.
Q2-080825: Adding Sketched Text (1 ans)

How can I add text to a design table so that I can vary the text (used to create an extrusion) with each configuration?
Q1-080825: SolidWorks 2008

How do I use a single application multiple times in a single SolidWorks session?
Q1-080820:Do Analysis On Design (2 ans)

Can I use SolidWorks to do analysis on my design?
Q1-080814: Python

To what degree can Python manipulate the SolidWorks API?
Q2-080812: Dimple Pattern (2 ans)

How do I put a dimple pattern on a non-flat curved surface such as a lens in sunglasses?
Q1-080804: PDMworks (1 ans)

If PDMworks and SolidWorks are both open, and we open another drawing from PDMworks, sometimes the drawing doesn't show up, and SolidWorks closes.
Q2-080723: Best format to export from Pro-E to SolidWorks

What is the best format to export from Pro-E, and then import into SolidWorks?
Q1-080723: NPT Threads (6 ans)

I would like to know where I can find a library that has features for thread NPT.
Q2-080721: BOM 2007 (1 ans)

I am working with a huge assembly, trying to work with the BOM.
Q1-080721: Operating System Options (3 ans)

I have heard through the grapevine that companies are using SolidWorks through a Apple OS with a Windows emulator.
Q1-080717: Excel in SolidWorks (2 ans)

I am trying to put an excel file in a SolidWorks drawing but only a part of it appears.
Q1-080715: SolidWorks Office 2008 (10 ans)

I have an assembly with a cylinder intersecting a plate. The surface of the plate is not flat.
Q2-080710: Arc Length Dimension (2 ans)

I cannot dimension an arc length while detailing, and have tried all the supposed solutions I have found online.
Q1-080710: Cut-Extrude vs. Extrude (7 ans)

In SolidWorks why do some of my cuts shown in the browser as Cut-Extrude and others only as Extrude?
Q2-080707: Isometric Section Views (1 ans)

I need to make a section view of an exploded assembly and I need it to be isometric.
Q3-080707: Spline (1 ans)

I added Splines to all of my parts in order to have free interaction in a COSMOS analysis except 2Dia.
Q1-080703: Create the Wing of the Fan (2 ans)

How to create the wing of the fan.
Q1-080702: API Folder on the SolidWorks CD (2 ans)

I tried to find the api folder on the SolidWorks CD and could not find it on the 2007 or 2008 disks.
Q1-080701: Helical Gear Section View Problem

My problem is about sectional view of a helical gear.
Q1-080630: Mate Between Gear and Chain

How can I make mate between gear and chain.
Q1-080627: SW License Sharing (1 ans)

Advice in moving to multiple license sharing
Q2-080623: SolidWorks API Help (1 ans)

Want to get a programming guide for developing add ins to SolidWorks 2008. The SolidWorks API help does not fulfill my requirement.
Q1-080623: Projected 3D View (1 ans)

Keep a projected 3D view in drafting mode in any position desired.
Q2:080623: SolidWorks API Help

Want to get a programming guide for developing add ins to SolidWorks 2008. The SolidWorks API help does not fulfill my requirement.
Q1-080620: Drawing a Steel Cable

I want to draw a half inch steel cable to connect to a weight and to pass over a pulley and then to a leg.
Q2-061608: Scale a Model (4 ans)

I have created a model with certain dimensions. Now I want to scale the whole model by a factor of say 10.
Q1-061608: Unwrap or Flatten a 3D Surface to Create a Sticke

I need to give our manufacturer the shape of the available surface of one of our products.
Q1-080610: Animation In 2005

Can you animate and save as a avi. in 2005?
Q1-080609: Arc Length (8 ans)

How can I get the arc length in drafting?
Q1-080604:Mating Curved Surfaces in SolidWorks2007 (1 ans)

Can anyone tell me how to mate curved surfaces in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-080516: Creating an Edge Flange in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans

I began to create a square horse shoe sheet metal part. The rounded corners of the 'square horse shoe' were created at the beginning in the base flange feature.
Q1-080509: Defined Sketch in SolidWorks 2008 (3 ans)

Is there any command to find under defined sketches in SolidWorks 2008 that is similar to the one in CATIA?
Q1-080502: Modifying a Cam in SolidWorks 2008 (1 ans)

How can you modify a Cam to enable a Cam follower mate in SolidWorks 2008?
Q3-080502: Size Problems When Printing in SolidWorks

I am trying to print some simple drawings to A4 on my HP Desk-jet 5940 from SolidWorks 2004. The drawings are in scale 1to1 and say 200mm long.
Q2-080502: Undefined Sketch Geometry in SolidWorks 2009

Is it possible to let mates drive undefined sketch geometry in SolidWorks 2009?
Q1-080502: Modifying a Cam in SolidWorks 2008

How can you modify a Cam to enable a Cam follower mate in SolidWorks 2008?
Q1-080425: PDF Out in SolidWorks 2007 (4 ans)

Using the File, Save As, select File Type is time-consuming for saving drawings. Is there a way to program a toolbar button or like to go directly to this dialog with PDF selected?
Q2-080422: Text in SolidWorks 2008 (5 ans)

How do you write text on cylindrical surface in SolidWorks 2008 V3.1?
Q1-080422: DWGeditor in SolidWorks (2 ans)

We recently upgraded our computers to Win XP x64 and the plan was to use the SolidWorks DWGeditor to work with our old AutoCAD files.
Q6-080414: Suppliers 3D Models for SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

Does any body know if suppliers 3D models are available for automotive alternators?
Q5-080414: Software Training for SolidWorks (2 ans)

I am looking for someone to tutor me in SolidWorks at my shop in Akron OH.
Q4-080414: System Requirements in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

Are the system requirements posted for downloading the student version of SolidWorks 2007 really adequate?
Q3-080414: Multibody Part Files in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

Is there a way to explode a multiple-body part file in SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-080414: Toolbox Download for SolidWorks 2005

Is there a free download for the Toolbox program for SolidWorks 2005?
Q1-080414: Saving as a TIFF in SolidWorks 2005 (2 ans)

How can I save my drawing sheets as TIFF files without the annotations moving from their original position in SolidWorks 2005?
Q4-080408: Drawing Sheet Quality in SolidWorks 2005 (1 ans)

I have to produce some exploded presentation drawings to go on to a web site, with dimensions etc.
Q3-080408: Thermal Wrapping of Materials in SolidWorks(1ans)

How do I set up a thermal analysis in COSMOSWorks to see whether a part will warp in high temperature or not?
Q2-080408: Opening Drawings in SolidWorks 2008 (6 ans)

I work from home one day a week, and I am having a problem opening files in SolidWorks from the company server.
Q1-080408: Weight Update While Using Live Section

While using the Live section command in SolidWorks 2008 how can I get a parts weight update?
Q2-080331: Feature Manager Design Tree in SolidWorks (1 ans)

Is there a method to add custom property values to a new column in SolidWorks 2007 Pro?
Q1-080331: Large Assemblies in SolidWorks 2007 (3 ans)

How do I handle large assembly in SolidWorks 2007 when my working system gets too slow?
Q1-080328: SolidWorks 2007 Add-In

I get a runtime error in the visual C++ runtime library when I try to load an add-in. How do I get past this?
Q1-080325: Design Library in SolidWorks 2008 (3 ans)

I can't get anything with the design library to work.
Q1-080319: Modeling/Drawing in SolidWorks 2007

Recently, when completing a model, and making a drawing, the model comes in the drawing not in-a-orthographic position, but tilted,(right side view). Can this be corrected in my settings in SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-080318: SolidWorks Interface

Has anyone integrated the SolidWorks Bill of Materials with Sage MAS 500 manufacturing?
Q1-080318: Gussets & Ribs in Sheet Metal in SolidWorks(1ans)

What is the easiest way to put gussets across bends in sheet metal in SolidWorks 2008?
Q3-080314: Conversions with SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

One of our machine shops use SolidWorks 2006. We design using 2007. How can he convert my drawings and models other than STEP, IGES, DXF, or DWG?
Q2-080314: Importing Pro/E Models to COSMOS (1 ans)

I've imported models from Pro/E to COSMOS in order to perform analysis on them.
Q1-080314: 3D CAD Models of a Chainsaw (1 ans)

I am looking for a 3D CAD Model of Chainsaw for forestry to boost my new design.
Q2-080312: SolidWorks 2008 Software Problems

Has anyone had a problem with the toolbox, or any other add in, going away on launch?
Q1-080312: Beam Mesh in SolidWorks 2007

I've create a Beam Mesh Study in COSMOSWorks for a space frame chassis model.
Q1-080310: Nose Cone for a Race Car in SolidWorks (3 ans)

I'm currently trying to model a fairly simple race car bodywork and I'm having real trouble with the nose cone in SolidWorks 2007.
Q5-080307: Pack and Go 2008

I cannot mass un-check items in pack n go 2008 by selecting the checkbox at the top or by using select and replace.
Q4-080307: Sheet Metal in SolidWorks 2008

The existing corner notches in SolidWorks don't suit our application. We need to have a radius, then tangential edges from that.
Q3-080307: File Compatibility in SolidWorks 2008 (2 ans)

Do SolidWorks files made in the 2008 version still work in earlier SolidWorks versions?
Q2-080307: Writing an ACIS File in SolidWorks 2008

I'm having an issue with SolidWorks 2008 writing ACIS (*.sat) files.
Q1-080307: Splitting an Assembly in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

I have a large assembly that I need to split, how can I do this with SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-080222: Mirroring Surface Models in SolidWorks (2 ans)

When I tried mirroring my assembly of surface models I went to 'Mirror components'. It would let me choose the option 'instanced component is used on both sides' but it would not let me choose 'mirrored component has left/right version', which is what I want to happen.
Q2-080221: File Properties in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

How can I find the original creator of a part or drawing file in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-080221: Exploded Views in SolidWorks 2007 (14 ans)

I have created an exploded view of an assembly for end user assembly instructions. Is there a way to get this view to show up in a drawing?
Q1-080220: Opening a CATIA CATPart File in SolidWorks (1ans)

When I convert CATPart files to STEP format, I can open them in SolidWorks.
Q2-080219: Large Format Plotters and SolidWorks (1 ans)

Is SolidWorks software compatible with the new Hewlett-Packard Designjet T1100 large format plotter?
Q1-080219: Importing/Exporting in SolidWorks 2006 (2 ans)

I was wondering if anyone knows how to get a Pro/E file to open in SolidWorks and be editable (not just an imported dumb model)?
Q1-080214: Helix in SolidWorks 2008 (2 ans)

I was wondering if anybody knows how to do a helix around a helix in SolidWorks 2008?
Q2-080212: Creating a Spring in SolidWorks 2001 (1 ans)

I need to create a spring that has its ends extending normal to the axis of the spring so that the spring can be held by its extending ends in SolidWorks 2001.
Q1-080212: Macro in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

Is there a way to prevent the pop-up error prompt from being issued, when a SolidWorks 2007 macro encounters a problem?
Q2-080206: Weldment in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

Is it necessary to have the two features (without merge) in a 90 degree angle to give the weldbead in a part file in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-080206: Creating a Library Feature in SolidWorks (1 ans)

I have created an internal thread and I want to save it as a library feature in SolidWorks 2007.
Q3-080205: Plotters in SolidWorks 2008 (1 ans)

Can anyone recommend a good Inkjet Plotter with a 24 inch roll capacity?
Q2-080205: Invisible Part in SolidWorks 2006 (5 ans)

I used a part in different sub-assemblies. These sub-assemblies I put in the main assembly.
Q1-080205: Drop Test in COSMOSWorks 2007 (2 ans)

I want to make a drop test. I have a cast steel part, and it will be dropped from 3000 feet to water. For the drop test simulation I need some help with coefficients.
Q2-080201: SolidWorks Formats & Neutral Formats (2 ans)

Where can I get parts in SolidWorks format or neutral formats other than 3dcontentcentral and Traceparts or
Q1-080201: Workstation for SolidWorks & COSMOSWorks (1 ans)

Can someone recommend a HP workstation for running SolidWorks and COSMOSWorks 2008?
Q1-080130: Selecting Default Printer in SolidWorks 2007

When we open up SolidWorks it seems to randomly select a printer.
Q3-080125: Graphics Cards Compatible with SolidWorks (2 ans)

I am about to buy high end notebook for SolidWorks. Which graphic cards would you recommend will be compatible with SolidWorks and what notebook's brand I need to choose?
Q2-080125: Detail View in SolidWorks 2005 (2 ans)

How can I rotate a detail view 180 degrees in SolidWorks 2005?
Q1-080125: Excel Based Tables in SolidWorks 2006 (1 ans)

I need to insert a column in an excel-based table, for 'material classification', what is the property name for 'material classification'?
Q3-080122: SolidWorks 2006 API

I want to select a beginning and ending point on an assembly ie. conveyor belt, then select another assembly, input a number and have macro or code or combination, calculate equal distances to place the selected assembly on the original one?
Q2-080122: Ordinate Dimensions in SolidWorks 2008 (2 ans)

How can I change my settings so that the default ordinate dimensions are not chain dimensions in SolidWorks 2008?
Q1-080122: Routing in SolidWorks 2008

I am attempting to use the from-to method of creating a routing assembly in SolidWorks 2008.
Q3-080118: Vacuum Schematic in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

I need to add a vacuum schematic (ie: how to hook up all the tubing, valves, manifolds, etc)to sheet two of an assembly drawing.
Q2-080118: Pipework in SolidWorks 2005 (1 ans)

I'm trying to draw some pipework up in SolidWorks 2005.
Q1-080118: Drawing Numbers in SolidWorks 2008 (9 ans)

We are using just a totally unintelligent drawing numbering scheme (e.g. 12345) at our company.
Q2-080115: Creating Chain Dimensions in SolidWorks 2007

When creating a set of chain dimensions, I am finding that when I try to add the connection lines, the box in the properties window that should be checked to effect this is grayed out and unavailable for change.
Q1-080115: Curves in SolidWorks Student Design Kit (1 ans)

How do you join multiple curves into one curve, when you are in sketch mode in SolidWorks Student Design Kit?
Q8-080111: Configurations in SolidWorks 2008 (3 ans)

I am modeling an assembly which contains one part with two instances. It's basically a shell and the two sides are the same. This product comes in 3 sizes. They all need a separate shop drawing with detailed dimensions.
Q7-080111 eDrawings in SolidWorks 2007

I am trying to create an eDrawing of a part from SolidWorks that has a decal.
Q6-080111: Mapping in SolidWorks 2008

Is there any short way to make uv-mappings in SolidWorks 2008 and eventually generate object compatible with Photoshop Extended CS3?
Q5-080111: Assembly Drawings in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

When I create drawings from assemblies, SolidWorks will arbitrarily turn objects off with no warning.
Q4-080111: Profiles & Sketches in SolidWorks 2008

What is the difference between Profiles and Sketch in SolidWorks 2008?
Q3-080111: Curve Smoothing in SolidWorks 2008

Does anyone know how to smooth a curve that is created thru discreet xyz points in SolidWorks 2008?
Q2-080111: Feature Creation in SolidWorks 2007

How do I create a helical gear pattern on a round solid in SolidWorks 2007 SP5.0?
Q1-080111: Microsoft Mouse with SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

I've just started using a Microsoft comfort optical mouse 3000 - its a great mouse except that when I depress the wheel it won't let me rotate the model in SolidWorks which slows it down a fair bit.
Q1-080107: Default Viewport Setting in SolidWorks (1 ans)

How can I change the default viewport setting in SolidWorks 2008 to be 1 view instead of 4?
Q1-080103: Creating a Crane Hook in SolidWorks 2007

I am having difficulties in creating a model of a crane hook, the multi section sweep or loft in SolidWorks was a bit confusing for me.
Q1-071227: Ojbet Geometries Eden 260 (1 ans)

I bought the Objet Eden 260, but I need some help to improve my model quality and share information with other Objet users.
Q2-071226: SolidWorks 2008 Running Slow (4 ans)

I've recently made the switch from SolidWorks 06 to SolidWorks 08 and am very disappointed.
Q1-071226: Elliptical Spring in SolidWorks 2001 Plus (4 ans)

How do I create an elliptical spring using SolidWorks 2001 Plus?
Q1-071219: Detailed View in SolidWorks (4 ans)

How can I change a detail view from one sheet to another sheet in SolidWorks?
Q1-071218: Cosmetic Thread Pattern in SolidWorks 2007 (4ans)

How can display cosmetic thread pattern in the part in SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-071217: Coordinate System Alignment in SolidWorks (3 ans)

How can I permanently [for all my future models] reset the coordinate system used in SolidWorks 2007 to show the Z-axis 'up' [as in the universal system]?
Q1-071217: Migrating to SolidWorks 2008 (4 ans)

I have been trying to Migrate our 2D AutoCAD Drawings to SolidWorks 2008 in batches.
Q2-071213: SolidWorks Vs. Solid Edge (3 ans)

Is there a comparative between SolidWorks and Solid Edge?
Q1-071213: Equation Names in SolidWorks Explorer

Can we change the names in equations in SolidWorks Explorer?
Q2-071212: Manual Weight Input in SolidWorks 2007 (4 ans)

Is there a way to specify the weight of a PCBA manually instead of fiddling with the density figures in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-071212: SolidWorks 2008 File Conversion (3 ans)

We have just updated to SolidWorks 2008 and I want to know if there is ANY way to save files we've modified in 2008 back to a version 2007 file.
Q2-071210: Sheet Metal in SolidWorks (2 ans)

Where can I find a movie or picture or SolidWorks design about a sheet metal feeder and stacker for my companies guillotine?
Q1-071210: Monitors Best Suited for SolidWorks 2008 (4 ans)

I am looking at upgrading monitors, currently I am are using 19inch HP1955, and looking for some thing bigger or going dual screen.
Q2-071205: Migrating PDMWorks Meta-Data

How it possible to migrate PDMWorks meta-data to SmarTeam? Excel? Migration tool?
Q1-071205: Laser Cut Electrical Knockout in SolidWorks 2008

I am trying to create a Design Library tool that will product laser cut electrical knockouts (a three segment circle) in sheet metal.
Q1-071203: Piping in SolidWorks 2007 (6 ans)

I am problems doing piping in SolidWorks 2007.
Q1-071130: Trail File in SolidWorks 2008 (1 ans)

How can I open a trail file in SolidWorks 2008?
Q5-071126: Adding a Plane to a Curved Surface (3 ans)

How can I add a plane to a curved surface so that I can cut a hole through it in SolidWorks?
Q4-071126: Converting Files in SolidWorks 2007 (3 ans)

How can I convert igs format to sldprt?
Q3-071126: Deformation Animation Using SolidWorks 2008

How can I animate a deformation using SolidWorks 2008?
Q2-071126: Edge Flange in SolidWorks 2007 (3 ans)

I can't create an Edge-Flange in SolidWorks 2007.
Q1-071126: Wireless Mouse with SolidWorks 2007 (8 ans)

I just purchased a Microsoft wireless mouse and keyboard. The scroll button does not rotate the part/model when pressing it.
Q2-071119: COSMOSWorks 2008 Weldment Analysis

I have just upgraded to SolidWorks 2008 and have tried analyzing some models with structural members.
Q1-071119: Dividing an Arc in SolidWorks 2007 (8 ans)

I want to divide an arc into to (equally spaced) segments.
Q4-071114: 3D QuickPress with SolidWorks 2008

Is anyone using 3D QuickPress with SolidWorks 2008 or any other version of SolidWorks?
Q3-071114: Templates in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

How can I convert a DWG template to a SolidWorks drawing template?
Q2-071114: Importing DWG/DXF in SolidWorks 2007 (6 ans)

I am attempting to import a dwg onto a plane in a part in SolidWorks 2007.
Q1-071114: Transient Steady State Analysis

How can I do Transient Steady State Analysis of a silencer?
Q1-071113: Extension Snaps in SolidWorks 2006 (1 ans)

The extension snaps are not moving when dragged using ordinate dimensions on flat sheet metal patterns in SolidWorks 2006.
Q1-071112: Structural Members in SolidWorks 2007 (4 ans)

Is there a way to add structural member sizes to the weldment options for structural members in SolidWorks 2007?
Q3-071102: Error in FloWorks 2005 (2 ans)

I'm running FloWorks 2005. In some solutions (cutplots) I get a "failed to complete" response
Q2-071102: Coordinate System in SolidWorks 2005 (3 ans)

I have a STEP file of a somewhat complex assembly from a customer. How can I reorient the coordinate system to be able to display the front/side/top views in the position that I need?
Q1-071102: Rolled-back State in SolidWorks 2007 (5 ans)

Whenever we open one of our assemblies I get a box saying that parts or assemblies were saved in rolled-back state and it asks whether I want to roll them forward or not.
Q1-071031: Creating a Model in SolidWorks 2006 (2 ans)

I am a student who is currently doing a project involving me creating a model of a medical device in SolidWorks 2006.
Q2-071030: Version Info in a Drawing in SolidWorks (3 ans)

Is there a SolidWorks property or method for including the version (i.e. 2007, 2006, 2005, etc.) of the SolidWorks used to generate a drawing?
Q1-071030: Importing Point Clusters into SolidWorks (4 ans)

I am trying to import a point cluster into SolidWorks in order to create an STL file for manufacturing.
Q2-071029: eDrawings in SolidWorks 2006

I am using eDrawings to view drawings sent to me by designers using SolidWorks 2006.
Q1-071029: Video Cards for SolidWorks 2008 (3 ans)

Does anyone have a list of video cards they recommend for SolidWorks 2008?
Q1-071025: Custom Properties in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

Does anyone know how to import part or sub-assembly (were used data) into a BOM?
Q4-071024: Installing Two Versions of SolidWorks (2 ans)

I would like to install two versions of SolidWorks with their licenses on the same hard disk and in one session.
Q3-071024: Importing a 3D Studio MAX Model (2 ans)

I have a 3D model I made in 3D Studio MAX that I want to import into SolidWorks.
Q2-071024: Sheet Metal Weldment Pieces in SolidWorks (1 ans)

I have a weldment that consists of a round tube and a sheet metal piece in SolidWorks 2007.
Q1-071024: Cutting List in SolidWorks 2005 (2 ans)

How can I automatically generate a cutting list in SolidWorks 2005?
Q1-071023: COSMOS - Element Volume Smaller Than Limit (1ans)

I am attempting to run a static test and I keep getting the error "Element Volume is smaller than the limit".
Q1-071022: Extracting Revision and Status Data in PDMWorks

I have a spreadsheet with PDF filenames of which I would like to know the vault revision and status.
Q3-071018: Embedding Material in SolidWorks 2005 (1 ans)

I want to embed two spheres of higher density (eg iron) and smaller radius inside a sphere of larger radius(made of wood-smaller density) in SolidWorks 2005.
Q2-071018: Custom Thread Sizes in SolidWorks

How can I create custom thread sizes in SolidWorks?
Q1-071018: Toolbox Upgrades in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

Is it possible to add new thread-configurations to the Toolbox in SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-071017: PDM in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

Has anyone had any experience using Adept Synergis?
Q1-071017: Making a Chain or Belt Move in SolidWorks (1 ans)

I would like, if possible, to be able to make a roller chain assembly model appear to be linked to sprockets, and moved along a path as the sprocket models are rotated.
Q1-071015: Structural Members/Weld Beads in SolidWorks(2ans)

I am constructing the frame of a motorcycle, and so far I have been doing this by making a 3D sketch and then making a structural member.
Q2-071011: COSMOSWorks 2007 Dell Computer Workstation (1ans)

I am looking for a recommendation on a COSMOSWorks 2007 Dell Computer workstation.
Q1-071011: 3D Motion Controller in SolidWorks 2006 (5 ans)

I am interested in 3D motion controllers, specifically 3Dconnexion mice.
Q1-071010: Mate Command in SolidWorks 2007 (5 ans)

Using the Mate command, how do I create a movable bolt that is allowed to move from center to center inside a slotted hole in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-071009: CFD Analysis in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

I made a CAD model and I am trying to perform CFD analysis on it.
Q1-071004: Equations in SolidWorks 2007

Can sub-assemblies with equations relating to each other be successfully copied within a top level assembly in SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-071003: Server 2003 Optimization for SolidWorks (2 ans)

I've been looking around the web trying to find ideas on how to optimize our Server 2003 environment for multiple users on SolidWorks 2007.
Q1-071003: eDrawings in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

For some reason, eDrawings will not publish a file from SolidWorks 2007.
Q2-071001: Starting a Model in SolidWorks (9 ans)

I am new to SolidWorks coming from using AutoCAD I want to add the third dimension to my work.
Q1-071001: Human Model in SolidWorks 2001 (2 ans)

Where can I find 3D model of a Human face/body, which is suitable for SolidWorks 2001?
Q3-070924: Compound Mitres in SolidWorks 2005 (1 ans)

How can I create the angles required on an object that has compound angles i.e a hopper shape in SolidWorks 2005?
Q2-070924: Excel Mass Properties Macro in SolidWorks (2 ans)

I am working on a macro (in Excel) that will gather the volume and center of mass for parts in a SolidWorks assembly.
Q1-070924: Assembly in SolidWorks 2006 (7 ans)

I want to join an elliptical plate with a pipe which has an elliptical cross section when cut at an angle.
Q1-092107: Drawing in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

On a complex drawing, I would like to show ordinate dimensions as ordered pairs near the relevant points in SolidWorks 2007.
Q2-092007: Anvil to SolidWorks 2007 Translation (3 ans)

Does anyone know how to translate Anvil drawings into SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-092007: Hole Wizard in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

When using the Hole Wizard, it creates a 3D sketch if the flat surface is not picked before invoking the command.
Q3-091907: Decals in eDrawings in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

Is it possible to show decals in eDrawings using SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-091907: Macro Writing in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

I'm new to writing macros and Iím trying to add a combo box to a form that references an excel workbook but everything Iíve tried has failed.
Q1-091907: Convergence Plots in COSMOSWorks 2006 (1 ans)

I'm looking for simple rules of thumb to look at when viewing the convergence graphs in COSMOSWorks 2006.
Q3-091707: PDMWorks in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

Is there any literature that discusses installation, setup and use of PDMWorks?
Q2-091707: Install Drawing Templates in SolidWorks (1 ans)

I would like to know how to install the drawing templates or how to make it possible to open my drawing files in SolidWorks 2005.
Q1-091707: Adding a Weld Bead to a Cylindrical Part (1 ans)

I would like to know how to apply a weld bead to two or more cylindrical parts; such as pipe, tubing, or solid bars that are mated together in a "T" configuration in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-091407: Assembly in SolidWorks 2007 (3 ans)

When I open an assembly, some hardware (not all) is suppressed. When I unsuppress the hardware, save the assembly, and then reopen it- the hardware is suppressed again.
Q2-091307: COSMOSM 2007 and Hypermesh (1 ans)

Is COSMOSM (geostar) able to read a Hypermesh's mesh?
Q1-091307: Drawing Dimensions in SolidWorks 2004 (2 ans)

Proper dimensioning occurs on rare and seemingly random occasions, sometimes on only on one sheet of a drawing set. Is this a SolidWorks glitch or is there some setting I'm missing?
Q3-091207: DefPoints Layer in SolidWorks 2006 (1 ans)

I am attempting to add text to a drawing template. When printed, I do not want the text to print, they are basic instructions.
Q2-091207: Welding in SolidWorks 2005 (1 ans)

How can I add a corner weld to a sheet metal part in SolidWorks 2005?
Q1-091207: Cropping a Drawing View in SolidWorks 2004

Has anyone found a way to crop a drawing view that includes cropping a transparent component within an assembly in SolidWorks 2004?
Q1-091107: Student Design Kit Installation

When I click on the downloaded Student Design Kit 2007.exe file on an exterior USB drive, the drive just whirs continuously but nothing happens.
Q1-091007: Parts in SolidWorks 2005 (11 ans)

How can I draw a thread onto a rod for example to create a bolt or threaded bar in SolidWorks 2005?
Q1-090707: Applying Loads in COSMOSWorks in SolidWorks(2ans)

We have an assembly that we are loading in certain positions (the loads slide along a track).
Q1-090407: PHOTOWorks Faces Material in SolidWorks 2007

I have a part, I've assigned to it as material 'A', than I need to assign a face a different material "Red spray paint".
Q1-090307: Auto-balloons in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

Does anyone know a workaround, a macro or other tool to quickly move all balloon-arrows to faces of parts instead of part-edges where they are connected after using the auto-balloon function in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-083007: Creating a 3D Spring in SolidWorks 2001 (1 ans)

I am able to create a 2D spring but how can I create a 3D spring in SolidWorks 2001?
Q1-082907: Support for JT Files in SolidWorks

What support exists or is planned for JT files in SolidWorks?
Q1-082707: Variable Name for Number Instances (7 ans)

I am using a design table to create a sprocket and I need to set the number of teeth in SolidWorks 2007.
Q1-082307: Formats in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

How can I open an Inventor part file and edit it in SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-082207: Folded vs. Flat Dims in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

When modeling a SolidWorks sheet metal part (using legacy AutoCAD drawings as the dim references), the FLAT configuration is longer in width to what the AutoCAD drawing states it as.
Q1-082207: Hidden Components in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

How can I prevent SolidWorks 2007 from randomly hiding components when I create drawing views?
Q2-082107: Equations in Assemblies in SolidWorks 2007

Can sub-assemblies with equations relating to each other be successfully copied within a top level assembly?
Q1-082107: COSMOSWorks 2006

When doing a static analysis on an assembly, the process is very slow and task manager shows activity for only 1 processor in Hyperthreading.
Q3-082007: Opening Files From Future Versions (2 ans)

How can I recover a file from an older version of SolidWorks (2006), already opened with a newer one (2007)?
Q2-082007: Macro to Edit Design Table in SolidWorks 2007

How can I edit a design table through a macro in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-082007: SolidWorks 2006 Design Table (1 ans)

How can I change the extrude feature directions in design table in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-081707: XYZ Curve SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

I am trying to make gears using SolidWorks, and since I don't think the program can make the involute tooth profile, I have created a set of points externally in excel.
Q1-081607: Modeling in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

How can I model a braided wire rope with 6 braided wires in SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-081507: Helical Compression Spring in SolidWorks (2 ans)

How can I model an actual Helical Compression Spring in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-081507: Locking a Model in SolidWorks 2006 (2 ans)

Is there a way to "Lock" a model in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-081307: Saving a Model in SolidWorks (4 ans)

I have made the configurations of a model and now I need to make it a single file.
Q3-081007: Compatibility of SolidWorks Office Pro 2007

Is CIRCUITWorks 6 compatible with SolidWorks Office Pro 2007?
Q2-081007: Bi-Direction Linkage of Excel (3 ans)

Is it possible to link an excel sheet with SolidWorks 2007 variables bi-directionally?
Q1-081007: DWGEditor in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

All lines display and print in narrow width. Has anyone been able to set different line widths?
Q2-080907: Crash During Save in SolidWorks 2007 (3 ans)

A few times a week somebody in our office opens up the model they are working on the next day and finds that the model hadn't saved correctly.
Q1-080907: Stress Analysis in SolidWorks 2006 (1 ans)

I am using a SolidWorks Professional 2006 for design, I want to know if it is possible to do stress analysis on suddenly applied load.
Q2-080807: Rotational Sketch Pattern in SolidWorks (2 ans)

How can I fully define a rotated pattern in a sketch in SolidWorks 2007 sp4.0?
Q1-080807: Ordinate Dimensions in SolidWorks Office

The extension lines for ordinate dimensions are automatically snapping to selected edges or features in SolidWorks Office Pro 2006.
Q4-080707: Downloadable Toolboxes and/or Components (1 ans)

I am looking for downloadable toolboxes and/or components, such as, desk fittings or appliances that are used like a laptop or printer for example.
Q3-080707: COSMOSXpress in SolidWorks 2005

How can COSMOSXpress be used for shear/twist stress analysis or is there another process in SolidWorks 2005?
Q2-080707: Un-Merging Coincident End-Points (3 ans)

If the end-points of two entities, say a line and an arc, are merged together, how can they be separated in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-080707: Drawing Revisions in SolidWorks 2007 (38 ans)

How can you control drawing revisions in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-080607: Part Weight in SolidWorks 2007 (5 ans)

SolidWorks BOM will give you the weight of each part, but that weight is the net weight, after holes are cut and all other machining is done.
Q1-080207: Sine Wave in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

I need to create what is essentially a hollow cylinder where the edge is a sine wave in SolidWorks 2007.
Q2-080107: Mate Between Screw and Thread in SolidWorks(3ans)

How can I make a mate between a screw and a thread in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-080107: Spaceball 3003 with SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

I have an old Spaceball 3003 flx I, have all the drivers - It worked fine on Pro-e and other packages but will not work on SolidWorks 2007(education edition).
Q1-073107: Placement Planes in SolidWorks 2007

How can I create Placement Plane in SolidWorks 2007 in order to include standard cutouts of sheet metal in the design library?
Q2-073007: SolidWorks Student Design Kit

Is there any way I can create tubing in an assembly in SolidWorks Student Design Kit?
Q1-073007: PDMworks, Filenames, & Revision Levels (1 ans)

Is there a way with PDMworks to have the revision level of a document automatically append to the filename when you check out or view in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-072507: Tables on Drawings in SolidWorks 2006 (2 ans)

Is it possible to use information (cell values/formulas) from one table on another table?
Q1-072307: Inserting & Printing PDF Documents in SolidWorks

I am inserting a PDF document into a B-size drawing and when I print the drawing it stretches the document and comes out blurry in SolidWorks 2007.
Q1-072007: Modeling Rate in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

How is the rate in SolidWorks 2007 modeling products calculated?
Q1-071907: Drawing View Alignment in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

I have lost the ability to use the align tool (horizontal or vertical) in drawings in SolidWorks 2007.
Q2-071707: Printer Line Weights in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

I cannot print drawings with line weights since switching to SolidWorks 2007 x64.
Q1-071707: Converting 2D Views in SolidWorks 2007 (6 ans)

How can I convert a 2D view into a 3D solid object in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-071607: 3D Modeling in SolidWorks 2006 (3 ans)

I have two parts (components) that could be identical, is there any compare method that could help me find the slightest difference between them?
Q3-071207: Copying Sketches in SolidWorks 2006 (1 ans)

Sometimes I create sketches in assemblies, referencing other parts.
Q2-071207: Material Properties in SolidWorks 2007 (5 ans)

Is there a way to change the properties of Tungsten in material properties in SolidWorks?
Q1-071207: Exporting Dimensions from SolidWorks (1 ans)

Is there a way to export dimensions from SolidWorks to Excel 6?
Q1-071107: Saving an Assembly as a Solid Part (6 ans)

We are trying to generate 3D models for our customers but don't want to distribute the component files or allow any hidden features to be viewed in SolidWorks 2007.
Q1-070507: Human Body Models for SolidWorks 2007 (5 ans)

How do you get to the SolidWorks (download section) model library, special interest, humans?
Q1-070407: Translating Inventor Data to SolidWorks (1 ans)

Is there any translator software or facility available in SolidWorks that can handle data imported from Inventor parametrically?
Q1-070207: Mirroring an Assembly in SolidWorks (3 ans)

When I'm mirroring a part or sub assembly in an assembly, I'm not getting the mating conditions of mirrored part or sub assembly, which are presents in the original one with other parts or assembly.
Q1-062907: Feature Recognition in SolidWorks 2006 (1 ans)

If I am not mistaken, the version of SolidWorks prior to 2006 allowed you to import a STEP file and recognize the various features rather than leaving it a "dumb" part. Has it been dropped in SolidWorks 2006?
Q2-062807: DXF Format in SolidWorks 2006 (3 ans)

Can anybody tell how to save or export a SolidWorks 2006 part with multiple configurations in DXF format with their configuration names automatically?
Q1-062807: Piping in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

Where can I download a users guide for piping/routing for SolidWorks 2007?
Q3-062707: Welding in Assembly in SolidWorks 2005 (2 ans)

How can you do welding in an assembly, so that it won't come as a part in the BOM on the drawings?
Q2-062707: Print in Office Premium 2007

We work with a HP designjet 800 printer and we want to print in high quality when we have 3D image but in this case, the thickness of the lines disappear.
Q1-062707: Copying an Assembly in SolidWorks 2006 (2 ans)

I want to make a copy of an assembly as a new version. What is the best way to do it in SolidWorks 2006?
Q2-062607: Printing Problem in SolidWorks 2007 Core (1 ans)

I am using 2007 core and a Canon IFP700 printer. I cannot get decent prints from it.
Q1-062607: Printing Legacy ACAD Drawings in SolidWorks(2ans)

I am trying to print legacy AutoCAD drawings using SolidWorks 2007 DWGEditor.
Q1-062507: One Drawing Containing Several Components (3 ans)

I have been requested to make one edrawing which includes several sheets of different component drawings in SolidWorks 2006.
Q1-062007: Animations in SolidWorks (1 ans)

Where can I get training to do animations in SolidWorks?
Q2-061907: Tables in SolidWorks 2004

I am trying to create a table which is similar to Revision Table functionality in SolidWorks 2004.
Q1-061907: Dimension Colors in Drawing in SolidWorks (2 ans)

When I go to dimension a drawing and use the insert model items feature, all the dimensions are black.
Q2-061507: Files Not Saved in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

Has anyone had any trouble with 2007 not saving files?
Q1-061507: Spring in SolidWorks 2005 (1 ans)

What does a design table for a spring need in order to create a simulation in an assembly in SolidWorks 2005?
Q5-061407: Inspection Dimensions in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

In SolidWorks 2007 what is Inspection Dimensions?
Q4-061407: Gears in SolidWorks 2005

Using a Planetary Gear setup (Ring, pinion and Sun), is it possible to use this gear set to make two levers that look like a "V" move in opposite direction using the same speed in SolidWorks 2005?
Q3-061407: Assembly in SolidWorks 2007 (3 ans)

How can I avoid having part sketches appear on an assembly in SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-061407: Flexi PCB Design in SolidWorks 2007

Is there any software out there that can handle flexible PCB design?
Q1-061407: Adding a Spring Effect on the Spring (1 ans)

How can we add the spring effect to a spring assembled in some assembly in SolidWorks 2006?
Q3-061107: Concentric Internal Threads in SolidWorks (2 ans)

I have tried to make a concentric internal threaded hole but software always shows a warning and doesn't let me proceed in SolidWorks 2007.
Q2-061107: Equations in Assemblies in SolidWorks 2006 (1ans)

Is there a better way than Equations of controlling an assembly with dependent features in the parts as this method seems slow and difficult to use.
Q1-061107: CAD/CAM in SolidWorks 2006 (5 ans)

Which is the best CAM software package to use with SolidWorks 2006 which is fully associative?
Q2-060807: SolidWorks to CATIA (2 ans)

My company uses SolidWorks and our customers uses CATIA, what options do I have to enable them to open my files and use them in CATIA?
Q1-060807: Displaying Threads in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

In SolidWorks I try to see same when I do a threaded hole but only show the hole like a normal hole, it doesn't show the thread feature, is any way to show the thread feature in hole?
Q1-060607: Opening an Inventor 11 Files in SolidWorks (1ans)

I'm trying to open Inventor 11 files in SolidWorks 2007 files.
Q1-060507: Sketch Relations/Snaps in SolidWorks 2007 (18ans)

I am having issues with my sketches retaining their sketch relations in SolidWorks 2007.
Q3-060407: Spring in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

How do you make a spring work in assembly? (FLEX)
Q2-060407: Corrupt Files in SolidWorks 2007 (3 ans)

We have a problem with our files going corrupt in SolidWorks 2007.
Q1-060407: Macro in SolidWorks Professional 2007 (1 ans)

How can I make a macro automatically run every time I close SolidWorks Professional 2007?
Q2-060107: Exporting STL Files in Student Design Kit

If I try to export a model as an STL file using "Save As" in Student Design Kit 2006-2007 the only file choices I am offered are: Part, Lib Feat Part and Part Templates.
Q1-060107: Main Window Doesn't Open in SolidWorks (1 ans)

I have a problem with SolidWorks 2007. I was working fine but 5 days ago when I open SolidWorks, the main window doesn't appear.
Q2-052907: Bend Table.xls in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

Does anyone have a bend table in Excel in SolidWorks 2007 they would send me?
Q1-052907: Sheet Metal BOM in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

My question is this, after creating the drawings of the sheet metal parts is there anyway to auto include flat pattern sizes in the BOM in SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-052807: Using EdgeCAM (1 ans)

Can someone advise me on how to use EdgeCAM or suggest a good tutorial?
Q1-052807: Saving in SolidWorks 2007 (37 ans)

How can I save a part in SolidWorks 2007 to use in a older version of SolidWorks?
Q2-052407: Inserting a Part in a Drawing in SolidWorks(2ans)

I have a question regarding an issue I am having with my SolidWorks program. Everything operates as it should, until I place a drawn part into a drawing.
Q1-052407: RAM Usage Issue in SolidWorks Office Pro (2 ans)

I am trying to get high resolution rendered pictures of assemblies. I was getting half way through the renders but SolidWorks was crashing because my computer did not have sufficient ram.
Q1-052307: Boolean Solids in SolidWorks 2004 (1 ans)

How can I subtract one solid from another in SolidWorks 2004?
Q2-052207: SolidWorks Student Edition on XP Home (2 ans)

I purchased the 2006-2007 SolidWorks Student Edition, not realizing they are asking for it to run on XP professional.
Q1-052207: Revision Table in SolidWorks 2006 (1 ans)

Is it possible to modify the default revision table in SolidWorks 2006?
Q3-052107: DWG Exporting Error in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

When exporting a DRW assembly drawing as a DWG, I get all the dimensions "broken".
Q2-052107: Detail Drawing in SolidWorks 2006 (5 ans)

Is there a way to replace a model with a similar model in a detail drawing?
Q1-052107: SolidWorks 2007 BOM (8 ans)

I'm working with a three tiered indented BOM for a three level assembly.
Q2-051807: Hatching in slddrw Files in SolidWorks 2007(1ans)

I am looking for ANSI or any other standard hatching for wood (oak Ėhard wood and soft wood etc) CAD models to be accepted by architectural firms to be used in SolidWorks 2007 and how to use them inside the system as SW 2007 does not have any such items.
Q1-051807: Resizing Drawing Sheets Using API in SolidWorks

I am trying to automate SolidWorks 2007 drawings using macros.
Q2-051707: Creating a Custom Excel Based BOM (2 ans)

I've done a little research on creating a custom BOM with custom properties and I've learned you can do this with either the Excel based BOM or the SW-BOM (table format).
Q1-051707: Printer Margins in SolidWorks 2007

How do I change the value of the printer margins (not paper margin) in SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-051607: Slow File Browsing in SolidWorks 2003

Why with windows XP is file browsing is very slow in folders with a lot of files in SolidWorks 2003?
Q1-051607: Human Body in SolidWorks 2006 (3 ans)

I am wondering if anybody has a human body model that they would like to share?
Q3-051407: Converting Inventor 11 Files to SolidWorks (3ans)

I have designed some parts in Inventor. The company that will be manufacturing these parts runs SolidWorks.
Q2-051407: Physical Dynamics in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

How do I emulate the compression and expansion of a spring using Physical Dynamics in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-051407: Calculating Price Using SolidWorks 2005 API

I want to calculate the price of a product/assembly based on its weight using SolidWorks 2005 API.
Q1-051107: Compressing Part Files in SolidWorks Pro (5 ans)

I have a part file that I received from a customer via e-mail. It came to me at about 3MEG and after several changes it is now a 33 Meg file.
Q1-051007: Solid Modeling Tool in SolidWorks 2006 (7 ans)

Is there a way to make a swept cut in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-050407: Compatibility in SolidWorks Student Edition(5ans)

I've heard that files created in the the student edition of SolidWorks can't be opened in the professional/premium editions and vice-versa.
Q1-050307: 3/4 Section View in SolidWorks 2007 (3 ans)

How can I create a 3/4 section view of an isometric drawing?
Q1-050107: Hole Callout in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

I've created a ream hole database in the hole wizard database.
Q1-042707: SolidWorks 2006 on Vista (4 ans)

I am told that SolidWorks 2006 would run on Windows Vista on Configuration mode.
Q2-042507: 3D Patterns in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

I Have 50 Points in 3D sketch scattered in space and I need to have a ball patterned according to the points.
Q1-042507: Windows XP x64 and SolidWorks 2007

I can't see any file on the DVD media when I come to install the application. Does any body have experience installing the Windows XP x64 platform?
Q2-042407: SolidWorks 2007 Running Slow (2 ans)

Since installing SolidWorks 2007 (with network licensing), we have been experiencing periods where SolidWorks is very, very slow when working on drawings on a dedicated network SNAP server (separate from the license server).
Q1-042407: Drawings from Assemblies in SolidWorks (5 ans)

I have a drawing of a section of an assembly which was saved in a certain position (doors open).
Q1-042307: Architectural Elevation in SolidWorks (11 ans)

I design small pre-manufactured steel buildings. I create the framing plans on SolidWorks 2007.
Q3-041807: Automatic Quotes for Models in SolidWorks (3 ans)

I am interested in finding out whether or not SolidWorks can produce automatic quotes from models.
Q2-041807: Images in SolidWorks 2007 (3 ans)

Where can I find a 3D image or solid of a person or figure of some type to import into an assembly to show scale to my customers in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-041807: Warning Message in SolidWorks 2006

I get this warning message which says: resulting feature too large to fit in modeler limits. This operation will fail.
Q1-041707: Shock Analysis in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

I'm trying to analyze a 20g 15ms shock with COSMOSWorks 2006.
Q1-041607: Importing Sketchup into SolidWorks

How do you import a ketchup file into SolidWorks?
Q1-041307: SolidWorks 2006 and SolidWorks Student (1 ans)

Can anyone tell me whether SolidWorks 2006 is compatible with SolidWorks Student Edition 2006-2007?
Q1-041207: Sections in Animations in SolidWorks 2006

I am using SolidWorks 2006 and need to move a section plane through my assembly during my animation.
Q1-041107: SolidWorks 2006 Routing Tutorial (1 ans)

Basically I need help understanding this part of SolidWorks.
Q2-041007: Cost and Quantity in BOM in SolidWorks (2 ans)

Does anybody know how to create a property in an Excel based BOM that multiplies the quantity of a part in an assembly with it's cost in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-041007: Saving Current Configuration Only (5 ans)

I have an Assembly that has multiple configurations and parts with multiple configurations in SolidWorks 2007.
Q1-040507: Microsoft Vista & SolidWorks 2006 (5 ans)

Does anyone have experience running SolidWorks 2006 under the Microsoft Vista operating systems?
Q4-040407: Printing Line Weights in SolidWorks 2006

Has any body found out how to have the line weights of a drawing scaled to the what ever scale is set on the print scale in SolidWorks 2006?
Q3-040407: Printing a Drawing in SolidWorks 2005 (2 ans)

I am trying to print a B size detail drawing that has a isometric shaded view in SolidWorks 2005.
Q2-040407: Hole Wizard On A Cylindrical Face (4 ans)

How Do I Use The Hole Wizard On A Cylindrical Face and place the hole directly on the bottom of the surface in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-040407: Cross Section Using Section Line (2 ans)

I generally am having problems with section cuts of a simple assembly of cylindrical parts with fasteners such as screws and washers in SolidWorks 2007.
Q1-040207: Metal Tolerances in SolidWorks 2005 (16 ans)

I am creating a model in SolidWorks 2005. Can someone please tell me the tolerance I would need to make two parts "pressfit" (male/female)?
Q2-033007: Converting STL Data to a Parasolid in SolidWorks

We have surface STL data from CT scan data, and we need to convert that into a parasolid in SolidWorks.
Q1-033007: Libraries for Plantworks and SolidWorks (1 ans)

I'd like to find some free components libraries for Plantworks (the default one is very small) and some libraries of textures for SolidWorks 2007 (if possible a wheat field).
Q2-032907: Surface Stitching in SolidWorks 2006 (1 ans)

How can I combine/stitch two faces together in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-032907: Switching from Solid Edge to SolidWorks

We are considering switching from Solid Edge to SolidWorks. What can be done to translate part, sheet metal and assembly files into SolidWorks without losing features and relationships?
Q1-032807: Mirror Sheet Metal Components in SolidWorks(1ans)

Is there a way to mirror sheet metal parts in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-032707: Conical Bodies in SolidWorks 2005 (9 ans)

How do I create constraints (Joints,and mates etc.) of two conical bodies one of which is rotated over the other reference to a single point(tip) in SolidWorks 2005?
Q1-032607: SolidWorks Training Courses (1 ans)

I am looking for SolidWorks training in class in either Massachusetts or New Hampshire, personally paid not company, entry level to design plastics parts.
Q1-032207: Second Hand SolidWorks Software (1 ans)

Is it legal to purchase a second hand SolidWorks software?
Q1-032107: Drawing/Print Resolution in SolidWorks 06 (3 ans)

When I create a detailed view on a drawing using a full circle, at first the resolution of the detail circle is fine.
Q2-031907: Windows Vista Capabilities (1 ans)

Will SolidWorks 2006 SP 5.1 run on Windows Vista?
Q1-031907: SolidWorks 2007 CPU Usage (2 ans)

Why does SolidWorks 2007 use just %50 of the CPU in rendering or in any imperative application?
Q1-031607: Inter-Part Relations in SolidWorks 2006 (2 ans)

Is it possible to make a mathematical relation between two parts in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-031407: Transparent Parts in SolidWorks 2007 (3 ans)

I have parts that are grayed out within an assembly in SolidWorks 2007.
Q3-031207: Helical Pattern in SolidWorks 2005 (1 ans)

I am trying to draw a brush, similar to a pipe cleaner in SolidWorks 2005.
Q2-031207: Equations not Updating Dimensions (2 ans)

In SolidWorks 2007 sp2.2, I have an assembly that when you change the dimensions of a definition sketch, changes the sizes of the parts in the assembly.
Q1-031207: Creating a Hole at an Angle in SolidWorks (3 ans)

What is the best way to create a hole at an angle to two planes in SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-030907: BOM Report in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

How can I export a text list of all levels of an assembly from SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-030907: Cost Estimation in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

I recently heard of a Macro/Plug-in for SolidWorks 2007 that can estimate cost based on the model.
Q2-030807: Breaking a Leader in SolidWorks 2006

Is there a way to break a leader that crosses a dimension line in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-030807: Overriding Dimensions in SolidWorks 2005 (1 ans)

I am using SolidWorks 2005, I have a task to find Manual or overridden dimensions in a drawing.
Q1-030707: Mirror Assembly in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

I Was using Inventor before and with that software in an assembly file I can mirror a subassembly and insert it in the same general assembly.
Q4-022807: Inserting PTR in SolidWorks 2007

Can anyone help me with this, I don't remember where the library for commercial structural steel like PTR's is in SolidWorks 2007.
Q3-022807: Correct Memory Needed for SolidWorks 2007 (3 ans)

We are a flexible cable manufacturer and design our cables in 3D. To make these we have to use lots of helical sweeps often 50-60 times.
Q2-022807: Transparency Problem in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

When I change a component to transparent in an assembly and then try an change it back, I cannot select it in SolidWorks 2007.
Q1-022807: Human Arm Model for SolidWorks 2005

Does anyone have a human right arm model for SolidWorks 2005?
Q1-022207: Application Hang in SolidWorks 2007 (10 ans)

I am currently having an issue where, upon opening a file SolidWorks 2007 will hang.
Q3-022107: Roll Forming in SolidWorks 2006 (1 ans)

Is there a way to take a non-rectangular plate and roll it in SolidWorks 2006?
Q2-022107: Error Message in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

I keep getting a run time error in SolidWorks 2007. It mostly happens when I am deleting an object in an assembly or when mating parts in an assembly.
Q1-022107: SolidWorks 2006 & 2007 on Windows XP (2 ans)

I currently run SolidWorks 2006 SP4.1, I canceled my subscription but I did receive the 2007 upgrade package.
Q1-022007: Setup Options in SolidWorks 2006 (6 ans)

I have a problem with my SolidWorks setup at work. At the university I used to be able to make a sketch, then drag the points and lines to manipulate its shape.
Q1-021907: SolidWorks Student Edition (2 ans)

Is there any way to put an engraving, such as a name, on a part in SolidWorks Student Edition?
Q2-021307: Cosmetic Threads in SolidWorks 2001 Plus

Is there a way to show the individual threads on the screen when adding cosmetic threads to a hole in SolidWorks 2001 Plus?
Q1-021307: Threads in SolidWorks 2001 Plus (2 ans)

I'm trying to add a NPT (tapered pipe) thread to an extruded cylinder in SolidWorks 2001 Plus.
Q2-021207: SolidWorks 2007 Tutorials (1 ans)

Does anybody know of any websites that allow you to download tutorials for SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-021207: Line Colors in SolidWorks 2006 (18 ans)

My friend uses a laptop at work and it appears to be set for the dimensions and balloons to show in blue instead of black. We have looked everywhere, but can find anywhere to change this (apparent) default in SolidWorks 2006.
Q2-020807: Linear Patterns in SolidWorks 2005 (1 ans)

I have a very simple part that contains a pattern, I want to have multiple configurations each with a different number of instances of the pattern in SolidWorks 2005.
Q1-020807: Non-Zero Base Value for Ordinate Dimensions(1ans)

Is there a way to have an ordinate dimension start at a non-zero value in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-020507: Template and Sheet Format in SolidWorks (6 ans)

How do I create template and sheet format and how they are related in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-013107: *.sldftp File in SolidWorks 2006 (5 ans)

What is the *.sldftp file type extension used for and where is it applicable in SolidWorks 2006?
Q2-013107: STAR.exe Error in COSMOSWorks Student (1ans)

I am trying to do a static analysis of a structure in COSMOSWorks Student Edition 2006. I successfully set up the study and mesh the object. However, when I go to run the study, the program crashes.
Q1-013007: Extrusion in SolidWorks 2006 (11 ans)

I have a fully-defined, closed spline with multiple points defining its curvature. When extruding this shape, the resulting extrusion does not precisely follow the contour of the spline sketch in SolidWorks 2006.
Q1-012907: Hiding Planes and Origins in Thru Assembly (2ans)

How do you hide (not suppress) planes and origins for every configuration in either part or thru parts in an assembly where the plane or origin is hidden at the part level in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-012607: Problems With F.E.M. Simulation (1 ans)

Does anyone knows what means "internal error #10" that would occur during the F.E.M.'s resolving equations process in COSMOSWorks 2006?
Q2-012507: Draft in SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

Can draft be applied to a model, while maintaining the position of the normal edge on its respective plane, if the part has a non-planar parting line in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-012507: Drawing in SolidWorks 2007 (4 ans)

Other than projecting construction lines to develop corners on filleted edges, is there a setting or filter that can be applied to grab the dimension from the "theoretical" corner in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-012407: Simulation in SolidWorks 2005

Does anyone knows how to stop a "stuck" simulation in SolidWorks 2005?
Q1-011907: Enable Confirmation Corner in SolidWorks (6 ans)

What is the use of enable confirmation corner if we click the option setting in SolidWorks?
Q1-011807: Property Editor in SolidWorks 2006 (2 ans)

Does anyone know of any programs that allow bulk editing of the custom properties for part and assembly files in SolidWorks 2006?
Q2-011707: Phantom Part in a Drawing in SolidWorks (1 ans)

In fixture drawings it is useful to show the part being fixtured in phantom in the assembly in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-011707: SolidWorks 2004 to AutoCad 2000 Conversion

I am converting a SolidWorks 2004 drawings to an AutoCad 2000 drawing.
Q1-011507: Hidden Lines in SolidWorks 2007 (12 ans)

Is there anyway to show hidden lines for only one part in the drawing view in SolidWorks 2007?
Q1-011207: Sketching on a Surface in SolidWorks 2006

Is it possible to create a sketch of fixed dimensions in terms of line length on a surface in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-011107: Best Translator for ABAQUS for SolidWorks (1 ans)

I need to import two parts files in ABAQUS(v6.5-1) from SolidWorks(2006-4.1) for further analysis of the parts.
Q1-010807: Drafting in SolidWorks 2006 (3 ans)

1. How to generate a half section view in drafting? 2. How to generate BOM? 3. How to unexplode an exploded view in assembly?
Q1-010507: No Part Display in SolidWorks 2006

New parts created in Solidworks will not open in 2006 Viewer SP5.0. Dialog box in Viewer says to "Re save the file with tessellation data".
Q1-010207: Problems Running COSMOSXpress (4 ans)

My COSMOSXpress is not working Properly, what should I do?
Q1-122206: Meshing in SolidWorks 2006 (2 ans)

I am using SolidWorks 2006 ans COSMOSWorks for part analysis. Sometimes I can not do complete meshing. Can someone please explain the meshing process to me?
Q1-122106: Configuration Files in SolidWorks 2006 (4 ans)

I want to know if there is a config file were I can save my settings for my drafting standards.
Q3-121906: Routing Tutorial for SolidWorks 2007 (1 ans)

I am a new user to Routing module. Can anyone suggest some tutorial on the subject (mainly interested in Piping) for SolidWorks 2007?
Q2-121906: Materials Library in SolidWorks 2007 (3 ans)

I am currently modeling a new component and require a special grade of steel, it is not available in the SolidWorks 2007 materials library, is there a website where I can download new materials into the library?
Q1-121906: Orientation of Pro/E Parts in SolidWorks (5 ans)

When you import a Pro/E Part as a import part how do you re-orient the part if it comes in at an angle in the side views in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-121806: Making a Part in Context to an Assembly (2 ans)

When I create a part in context to an assembly, the origin of the part and the assembly are oriented differently. How do I align the origins when creating the partin SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-121406: Text Font Importing Problem

How do I import new text fonts in Wildfire 1.0?
Q3-121406: Chain and Sprocket Mates (1 ans)

What is the easiest way to assemble and mate a gear and sprocket in SolidWorks 2006?
Q2-121406: Export DWG Files (1 ans)

Is there a way to output a DWG file for machining that is 1:1 without changing the SLDDRW, in SolidWorks 2007?
Q4-121406: Design Tables

Has anyone tried to write a macro to use a general table to replace an excel design table in a drawing in SolidWorks 2007 SP2.1?
Q1-121206: EPS Output (1 ans)

I need to output a drawing file into an EPS format. Any ideas on how to do that?
Q1-120806: Changing the Component Instance ID

I design water treatment process facilities and want to show my system valve designations (within large assemblies) as instances of a component valve.
Q2-120706: Zooming in and Out using the Mouse (2 ans)

How can I use the middle wheel of mouse to make it zoom in or zoom out in the application?
Q1-120706: Fillets in SolidWorks 2007 (7 answers)

I am having some trouble with Fillets in SolidWorks 2007.
Q2-120606: Plating in SolidWorks 2006/2007 (1 ans)

I'm looking for an add-on or SolidWorks compatible software that can create a pre-plated 3D model from a finished model by simply adding the plating allowance.
Q1-120606: Zero Length Entity in SolidWorks 2007 (2 ans)

I have just put SolidWorks 2007 on my computer and it seems to work fine, but as soon as I go to extrude my sketch it says it contains a zero-length entity.
Q1-120406: SolidWorks Language Pack (1 ans)

Where can I get a French Language Pack for SolidWorks SP1?
Q3-113006: COSMOS Error Command (2 ans)

I'm trying to analyze a cylinder with a wall thickness of 0.1 mm, and height 115mm being impacted.
Q2-113006: PDM Works in SolidWorks 2005 (1 ans)

We have 10 designers and 2 drafts man, we are manufacturing the machine tool, some of the parts are the same as to other machine and assembly, so how can we implement and start the PDM works in SolidWorks 2005?
Q1-113006: Controlling Text Matter of a 2D Sheet

How can we control the text matter of 2D sheet through spread sheet(excel sheet) in SolidWorks 2006?
Q1-112206: Gearing Arrangements in SolidWorks (4 ans)

I am Working on one project where I need to use gearing arrangement in that product. And I also need to make animation of the same.
Q1-112106: Joining Pipes at Specific Angles (12 answers)

I have created a pipe and need to connect another pipe with the same dimensions at a 90 degrees angle to the first pipe.
Q3-112006: Error Opening a File in E-Drawings 2007 (2 ans)

I saved a large assembly model along with all its part files and drawings using "pack and go". I then wrote this file to a disk and sent it to a customer in Kitchener.
Q2-112006: Error in SolidWorks 2005 (3 ans)

I can't run SolidWorks 2005 in my computer. After I double-click the SolidWorks 2005 icon, it says: Please contact your supplier.
Q1-112006: Creating Text on a Cylindrical Face (5 ans)

I need to create an extruded text feature on a cylindrical face in SolidWorks 2007.