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  • 1. Layers in 3d mode
    Is there a layering function in 3d space mode? We are progressing to minimum dimensioned drawings, ie the spacemodel is master for machining. and inspection. I would like to indicate holes on the machined fittings as points on the surface with a vector line, this will then provide the NC data for the holes. I would then like to save the model with only the solid and the hole data visible. Is this possible? Sketches can only be swithed on or off, and this applies to ALL sketches not select ones. Any suggestions?
  • 2. Slow mouse reactions on SW 2006
    We have not updated SW in a while and we are now trying out SW 2006 SP 3.1 on a new system. The Engineers trying out the system are commenting on how slow the performance is for mouse actions and I can see clearly what they are complaining about. For instance when they use the middle scroll button to zoom in and out it takes a good two seconds or more to move in or out each click of the wheel. Clicking a surface to highlight it also takes a couple of seconds when normally these things are instantanious. Rotating the models are not too bad, but they do pause here and there when they normally do not in the old setup. To compare new and previous system setups: New ============ Windows XP SP2 Athlon 64 3400+ Asus A8V main board 512 MB RAM WD 160 GB SATA hard drive. ATI Radeon 9800 128MB AGP 8x video card. Old ============ SW 2001 Plus (Forget which SP) Windows 2000 SP4 Athlon 2200+ Asus A7V8X Main Board 512 MB RAM WD 80 GB EIDE hard drive ATI XPert 2000 32MB AGP 2X Video card. These models are not very big either. Our assemblies are only a few parts that are only about a few inches.
  • 3. Another component pattern question
    I have created an assembly full of lots of stand alone parts. I have also added fasteners. But instead of dropping each fastener into the assembly, I dropped 1 and used a feature driven patterns to populate the rest. Then, the very last thing I needed to do was to do a component circular pattern around an axis of everything in the assembly, including the feature driven fasteners. This was no problem, I simply highlighted the feature driven component pattern icon in the feature tree during the circular pattern dialog. But now, I realized that I have forgot a few fasteners. I inserted these just like I did before. I dropped 1 and used a feature pattern to populate the rest. The problem is that I need these newly added fasteners to be included in the circular pattern that was previously created. The newly added feature driven pattern is below the circular pattern in the feature tree. I thought, no problem! I will just reorder them so that they are above the circular pattern. It will not let you do this!!! I even tried to rollback before the circular pattern to create the new feature driven pattern of the new fasteners. However, it still puts it at the bottom of the tree. How can I go about including these newly added fasteners in the circular pattern. I hope this makes sense.... -- Seth Renigar Emerald Tool and Mold Inc. (Remove ".no.spam" from my address) __
  • 4. SolidWorks 2006 SP3.3 now available for download
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    I need a solidworks model of a stereo headset, can't seem to find one! Does anyone know where to find it? Do you have one?

40,000 models/drawings free at McMaster-Carr

Postby western1812 » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 01:33:32 GMT


Has most Solidworks models for direct download.

Very detailed and great for running COSMOS prior to construction.


Re: 40,000 models/drawings free at McMaster-Carr

Postby Mr. Me » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 10:18:36 GMT

I clicked on at least 20 assorted items and no models.  Do you have a 
specific example?

Re: 40,000 models/drawings free at McMaster-Carr

Postby Keith Streich » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 22:01:37 GMT

We had the McMaster boys in on 4-13-05 and they were asking about
suggestions, changes and how we used their website.  The first thing which
popped into my mind was to make their 3D models more accessible.

Instead of searching and searching down through all their items, then
entering given specifications, then showing if there was an available
models, just get me to the parts.  If something is exactly as I require,
great, they are number one on the vendor list.  If not, let me modify an
available model/solid for my requirements and I'll search for vendors later,
but I'll get my work done.

They could be a great source for part data and part dimensional

Give me your thoughts, I'm sure they are still open for suggestions and I'm
positive they don't watch this group.

I just thought it would be nice to see what everyone else thought.

Keith Streich
Pflow Industries, Inc
6720 North Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209

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