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Using Sketch for dimensioning in Drawing

There might be situations when you need to use a sketch to show some dimension in a drawing.  You simply turn on the sketch and create the required dimensions. Now next thing will be to hide the sketch as you don’t want to show it up. So you simply right click on the sketch in the feature manager and set the sketch to hide. Oops, to your surprise, the dimension which you have created have also puffed off (or better…
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THE 2010 ASME STUDENT MECHANISM AND ROBOT DESIGN COMPETITION

THE 2010 ASME STUDENT MECHANISM AND ROBOT DESIGN COMPETITION More details here: https://forum.solidworks.com/message/143698#143698

Installation FAQs

As the name suggests, this topic covers the SolidWorks Installation FAQs. If you have questions like; what should I do to my system prior to a new installation? Or how do I uninstall SolidWorks from my computer? Or why is it recommended to turn off anti-virus scanning when installing SolidWorks? Then this post is a must read to clear all your doubts. If still you have anything other than covered here, please write back or comment. Click here for SolidWorks…
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HOW TO CHANGE/SWAP TEMPLATE/SYSTEM OPTIONS IN SOLIDWORKS

I have heard this request many times so putting it up over here. The whole credit for this should go to Stefan Berlitz of http://solidworks.cad.de/ http://swtools.cad.de . Without his wonderful macro, this option might not have been possible. Before starting the process I will strongly advice you to make a backup of the files. Open you part, drawing or assembly file from which you want to copy the Tool, Options> System Options /Document Properties Settings. Open the Excel based macro and…
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How to make/edit Material Database in SW09

1) Start a new part. Right click on the Material and select Edit material from the pop up menu. 2) Right click any where on the left side and select New Library. 3) Save you database a name and at a specified location or Solidworks default Location. I have used My_mat09 as my database/library name. 4) The new material database/library will get added in the list. 5) To add a material category, RMB on the new library and select new…
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