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FAQ Index

API and Macros

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
API implementation of Common Dialog   faq559-1164 Stoker 7 Oct 05 6.0 / 2
AutoFit a BOM  faq559-117 dsi 8 Jun 04 7.5 / 8
Center of Gravity   faq559-356 linqur 5 Sep 02 5.5 / 2
Count Sketch Segments in Active Sketch  faq559-1054 MadMango 19 Nov 04 8.0 / 1
Creates 8 ISO Views   faq559-1180 Heckler 1 Nov 05 10.0 / 2
IsoViews - All 8 of them   faq559-529 StarrRider 24 Feb 03 7.3 / 6
Links to Sample Source Code  faq559-118 dsi 9 Jun 04 5.8 / 20
Macro to read 3d Sketch points and export to Excel   faq559-1040 APPENG 12 Oct 04 5.4 / 5
Remove Dangling Drawing Entities  faq559-153 dsi 9 Jun 04 8.2 / 5
Save As Parasolid   faq559-530 StarrRider 25 Feb 03 9.7 / 3
Toggle dimension between driven and driving   faq559-331 linqur 6 Aug 02 6.0 / 2
Update Design Table for All Open Documents   faq559-1231 handleman 11 Apr 06 7.5 / 4
Volume in Feet  faq559-928 SBaugh 8 Jun 04 10.0 / 2
 

Assembly Environment

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Assembly mates and best practices  faq559-871 SBaugh 23 Jun 04 6.8 / 27
How not to create external refs. when using convert / offset entities   faq559-1073 UCAMDOIT 11 Jan 05 7.5 / 2
HOW TO LINK A DETAIL NUMBER CUSTOM PROPERTY TO A BOM BALLOON?   faq559-289 linqur 20 Jun 02 7.4 / 10
Part Color vs. Assembly Color  faq559-958 SBaugh 13 Jul 04 9.0 / 4
Why does "Shaded with edges" options disappears on some assembly models   faq559-1053 SBaugh 8 Nov 04 7.0 / 1
 

Computer Hardware

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Can you build a better Solidworks system for $2000 US?   faq559-1447 PokeyJoe 20 Jun 08 5.0 / 2
PC or Workstation for use with SolidWorks?  faq559-986 MadMango 2 Jun 04 6.3 / 17
re: nVidia cards and SW crashes  faq559-715 TheTick 9 Jun 04 6.1 / 9
What Graphics Card Should I Get?  faq559-936 rokahn 3 Jun 04 5.7 / 10
What should I spend my money on?  faq559-974 MadMango 27 Jan 09 8.1 / 26
Why does my Logitech Mouse cursor move at a slower rate in SolidWorks than in other Windows programs?  faq559-1301 fcsuper 26 Jun 07 9.0 / 2
 

Customizing Solidworks

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Can New symbols be added to SW?   faq559-1052 SBaugh 8 Nov 04 5.0 / 4
Customizing the Command Manager  faq559-1048 SBaugh 13 Oct 05 1.0 / 2
How Do I Create Custom Symbols?  faq559-1229 CorBlimeyLimey 21 Nov 13 10.0 / 3
How do I create my own Hole Wizard standards Database?  faq559-1183 SBaugh 15 Nov 05 6.7 / 17
How do I customize my drop down menus?   faq559-1018 SBaugh 28 Jul 04 7.5 / 2
 

Drawing Environment

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Can I modify my Hole Callouts to read something custom  faq559-891 APPENG 28 Jun 04 7.5 / 6
Center lines in large drawings are not needed in 2001 plus   faq559-362 Patreich 17 Sep 02 3.0 / 6
How Do I a Link Custom Property to a Note, then save it to my Drawing Template?  faq559-1009 SBaugh 18 Nov 05 8.5 / 2
How do I change or add new line types in a drawing?  faq559-863 CorBlimeyLimey 20 Feb 06 4.3 / 7
How do I create a SolidWorks drawing watermark?  faq559-1401 fcsuper 21 Nov 13 6.0 / 1
How do I set some dimensions on my drawing with an arrow size that is different from the drawingÆs global arrow size?  faq559-1348 fcsuper 26 Jun 07 --
How to Link Part Drawing Note to Assembly Qty   faq559-1232 handleman 11 Apr 06 9.5 / 2
I can't remove a sketch from a drawing?   faq559-1019 SBaugh 28 Jul 04 --
 

General computer topics

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How to get around the "File or folder is in use" issue when renaming or moving files or folders  faq559-1861 davidinindy 28 Jan 15 --
 

General Solidworks How to's

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Are you experiencing Slow downs? - Try these options  faq559-1094 SBaugh 18 Nov 05 8.7 / 7
Can I Save A SW Document As An Older Version?  faq559-1345 CorBlimeyLimey 9 Sep 08 10.0 / 9
How Can I Batch Print My Drawings?  faq559-1497 CorBlimeyLimey 17 Jan 09 --
How Do I install New drivers for my Video Card?   faq559-1194 SBaugh 28 Nov 05 9.0 / 2
How do I see what my hardware and drivers being used are?  faq559-1027 SBaugh 26 Oct 05 10.0 / 4
How do I set the Software OpenGL option in SW and turn the Hardware Acceleration to "None"?  faq559-1058 SBaugh 18 Nov 05 4.3 / 4
How To Change Or Manage Document Properties And Templates.  faq559-1429 CorBlimeyLimey 2 Oct 10 3.8 / 10
 

Getting Started in 3D Design

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How do I transition from 2D to 3D design?  faq559-838 MadMango 28 Oct 08 7.2 / 9
 

Important Forum Information

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How Can I Show An Image In A Post  faq559-1100 CorBlimeyLimey 17 Feb 10 6.6 / 14
How Do I Make Files Available For Download? ... No Emails Required  faq559-1177 CorBlimeyLimey 19 Nov 12 8.0 / 12
How to get answers for your SW questions.  faq559-1091 CorBlimeyLimey 29 Aug 08 5.2 / 18
Making the best use of this Forum  faq559-716 MadMango 15 Aug 06 7.8 / 18
 

Input Devices

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Microsoft mouse drivers vs. SolidWorks   faq559-1209 TateJ 31 Jan 06 5.5 / 2
 

Part Environment

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Control Part Densities with Configurations  faq559-424 TateJ 6 Jan 06 4.4 / 5
Do you know how to move a sketch from above a plane to below a plane   faq559-882 Tug 26 Jan 04 3.3 / 3
Filleting   faq559-1753 kellnerp 26 Nov 11 --
How can I flatten a curved surface?  faq559-807 Arlin 8 Jun 04 6.4 / 5
How can insert a picture into a sketch at full scale?  faq559-248 APPENG 28 Jun 04 4.1 / 7
How do I create a new Material DB?   faq559-1001 SBaugh 18 Jun 04 7.5 / 8
How do I create an angled hole using the Hole Wizard  faq559-1156 CorBlimeyLimey 15 Jan 07 10.0 / 1
How do I create realistic threads in a SolidWorks part?  faq559-1492 Eltron 12 Nov 08 8.7 / 7
How do I mate holes and other features to the center of the part?  faq559-758 ctopher 8 Jun 04 7.0 / 3
How do I turn off the Sketch Relations?   faq559-1068 SBaugh 30 Dec 04 --
How Do I Use The Hole Wizard On A Cylindrical Face?  faq559-1150 CorBlimeyLimey 4 Mar 08 10.0 / 1
How to Stop Hyperlinks in Design Tables  faq559-360 SBaugh 8 Jun 04 10.0 / 3
Re-Orienting your model û Standard views   faq559-1042 SBaugh 15 Oct 04 --
Rename sketch dimensions used in equations  faq559-590 TheTick 8 Jun 04 7.5 / 11
Renaming Sketch and Feature names   faq559-1047 SBaugh 5 Nov 04 --
Rotating around a vertex, edge, or face   faq559-1050 SBaugh 8 Nov 04 10.0 / 1
Show Part Description   faq559-1049 SBaugh 5 Nov 04 8.0 / 2
Tooling Split - Molding  faq559-981 SBaugh 8 Jun 04 8.5 / 2
Visualizing Holes in a Surface   faq559-1051 SBaugh 8 Nov 04 --
 

PDM Works

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How to Rename the vault   faq559-1143 SBaugh 3 Aug 05 --
PDM Rules to Live by:  faq559-1227 Standing 1 Jun 06 8.6 / 17
 

SolidWorks Add-Ins

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How do I set Toolbox up to work in a Multi-User Environment  faq559-890 APPENG 28 Jun 04 2.0 / 1
How to make a SW Animation in SW2005?  faq559-1118 SBaugh 30 Oct 05 8.5 / 2
I receive a message that says "Error Reading database table CA" when I try to use the beam calculator Whats Wrong?  faq559-1041 APPENG 12 Oct 04 --
What settings/changes do I need to share toolbox parts over the network?  faq559-653 APPENG 28 Jun 04 8.0 / 4
 

SolidWorks Explorer

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
How do I make a copy an assembly and its components to a new location?   faq559-805 RawheadRex 22 Oct 03 8.8 / 5
 

SolidWorks Installation

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Alternative to try before reinstalling  faq559-507 SBaugh 8 Jun 04 7.9 / 28
Backing up Important SW files  faq559-874 SBaugh 29 Oct 04 7.0 / 6
How do I copy setting from one seat to another when "Copy settings Wizard" doens't work?   faq559-1158 SBaugh 19 Sep 05 9.0 / 1
How do I Disable model changes from drawings?  faq559-930 SBaugh 8 Jun 04 9.6 / 5
How do I do a clean uninstall & reinstall of Solidworks?  faq559-488 SBaugh 8 Jun 04 7.6 / 30
How do I Repair or Modify of a SW Installation?  faq559-908 SBaugh 1 Apr 05 5.3 / 3
What is the difference between WindowsXP Home and XP Professional  faq559-651 Rocko 9 Jun 04 8.2 / 5
 

SolidWorks Maintenance

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Have you Cleaned out your TEMP Folder out lately?  faq559-884 SBaugh 14 Oct 04 9.1 / 15
 

SolidWorks Products

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
What's all this SolidWorks V6 Stuff??  faq559-1751 kellnerp 14 Nov 11 10.0 / 1
 

Websites

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
Helpful SW websites every user should be aware of  faq559-520 SBaugh 6 Oct 08 6.7 / 81
 

Where can I find tips

FAQ Title Author Date Rating/#
& tricks to COSMOS questions?   faq559-1210 Nella95 2 Feb 06 --
How to use google to search through an Eng-Tips forum  faq559-1336 StefanHamminga 5 Jun 07 8.5 / 2
 

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