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  • Gary 1:38 pm on August 12, 2015 Permalink |  

    Hello –

    I am trying to produce a lofted cut with guide curves; something that I have successfully accomplished many times. Now, however, I am getting the message; “The guide curve #1 is invalid. It cannot be converted to b-spline form.” Can anyone please tell me what that means? The guide curve that has the issue, is a projected curve.

    Thank you very much.

    Gary Skinner

    P.S. Ben, I hope you’re feeling better.

  • guido 6:34 am on July 9, 2015 Permalink |  

    Guido here

  • kbonk 5:19 pm on July 8, 2015 Permalink |  

    Testing anyone Here? Ben?

  • diego91 11:37 am on July 5, 2015 Permalink |  

    Click on Add Media, Select Files, go to folder that contains the image you want to post,hightlite the file, and click Insert for Post.

  • zikzik 8:10 pm on June 30, 2015 Permalink |  

    Hi Guys,

    I ‘m a newbie in solidworks, how can i merge two face together and filllet it
    How to post a picture here,

    Pls help me


  • diego91 11:36 am on June 24, 2015 Permalink |  

    How do I get the option to Log out? I have none.

  • diego91 12:04 pm on June 22, 2015 Permalink |  

    kalid bashir,
    Sure you can, go for it!

  • kalid bashir 1:06 am on April 30, 2015 Permalink |  

    free solidwork belt and pulley vedio
    can i dawnlaod it?

  • ws2 2:36 pm on March 12, 2015 Permalink |  

    Hi Guys .

    Can I view 2 drawing sheets of the same drawing simultaneously ?


  • guido 5:09 pm on January 20, 2015 Permalink |  

    With regards to surface shading and simulating contours, there’s nothing carved in stone on this. If you look at 10 drawings you will see it done 10 different ways, and they are all acceptable. I use the “Hidden Lines Removed” tool after modeling in Solidworks, print out the line drawing and add my shaded lines in by hand to simulate the radius on a cylinder for example, (I use a straight edge and a French curve), then I take a screen shot of the printing with my hand additions and submit the final drawing as a .jpg, .bmp. or .tiff. The USPTO has yet to bounce one on me.
    Good luck,

  • Gary 3:25 pm on January 19, 2015 Permalink |  


    I hope someone can help me with the following problem. I have wiped and formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Professional. When I try to install SolidWorks, I receive the message, “The Installation Manager encountered a problem with the Microsoft Web Browser control and must be shut down. Notify your local support representative. If you are running XP, check that you have the latest service pack installed. The latest version of Internet Explorer is also recommended”. I have Solidworks Premium 2009 SP0 with no SolidWorks subscription; Windows XP Professional Version 2002, Service Pack 3; and I have Internet Explorer 8 installed, but I normally use Firefox. I have installed Solidworks from the same Solidworks CD, onto this same hard drive, in this same computer and this same Windows XP Professional CD, before, but can’t do it now. Please help me.

    Thank you very much.

    Gary Skinner

  • tlarkin 2:08 pm on January 15, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: application, black and white, CAD texture, , line shading, patent, , , texture   

    Hi Folks, I was on youtube going thru a mountain of tutorial vids on Solidworks and found this place. I never found my answer on youtube so i am hopeful that somebody here can point me the right way.

    I have a novice SolidWorks operator in my office and we are in the midst of working with a legal firm on a patent. we tried to produce drawings for the patent application but the Patent office only accepts line drawings with “hash-mark”, “line” and “dotting” to indicate surface shading and contours. The standard surfacing that solidworks applies, is the shadowed color and grey-scale surfaces with that sort of directional lighting effect.

    SolidWorks being the comprehensive tool that it is, MUST have a surfacing option that complies with the black line drawing type surface renderrings needed for patents…

    Can anybody guide me to a command or name a function that should accomplish the goal?

    Thanks All!

  • Gary 12:33 pm on November 6, 2014 Permalink |  

    Greetings Everyone –

    I just received an e-mail from “PayPal”, informing me that “MountainWave” has cancelled my annual automatic payments. Although it doesn’t specifically state so; I believe it to be regarding my subscription to “Using SolidWorks”. Have any of the rest of you received the same notice? Is Ben closing the “Using SolidWorks” web-site? More importantly; is he okay?
    Ben, if you’re reading this; how are you? If you’re dropping the “Using SolidWorks” web-site, I’ll miss your tutorials, but if it has ceased to be rewarding, enjoyable, and/or profitable, and/or has become a burden to you; I am, for whatever it’s worth, in favor of your stopping it. Otherwise, I don’t wish to cancel my subscription, if you are continuing to produce the tutorials.

    Thank you for all of the help that you have given to me, directly and indirectly; and best wishes.

    Gary Skinner

  • erin 8:34 pm on September 20, 2014 Permalink |  

    Thank you,Sir.

  • guido 7:28 am on September 13, 2014 Permalink |  

    On the command line type: SELECTIONAREAOPACITY, and set to 0

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