comp.cad.solidworks - SolidWorks
I have been reading about the projection conventions and am not sure if I completely understand them. I know the third-angle convention is preferred in the US and Canada and the first-angle in Europe. I have also seen the descript that the object is above the screen in the first angle convention and below the screen in the third. Say you are shining a light through a translucent object onto a screen. Is the third-angle projection what you see on the screen from the object side and the first angle projection what you see if you stand on the opposite side of the screen from the object - or is it the other way around? Many thanks in advance, Peter.
Our office uses Wildfire 2.0. Occasionally when we assemble two items, the "Automatic" constraint type goes to an "Align Angle" or "Mate Angle," for which we give the degrees, instead of an offset distance. This is desirable. However... ..this particular constraint type does not appear whenever we want one. It's not in the drop-down box. Even our most experienced ProE user in the office can't figure out how to invoke that constraint type to come up when wanted. (It would help a lot in getting min and max articulation angles set for the assembly.) In assembling 3 similar assemblies together, I used very similar references -- an axis (for the rotation), two side surfaces to mate and two top surfaces for alignment. One of the unions resulted in a "align angle" that would rotate about the axis. The other merely aligned the two top surfaces as "oriented." How do I get that "align angle" to appear in the assembly??? Indyrose
What would be the best way to prevent a user from selecting certain tapped hole sizes in the hole wizard? I would rather not actually delete any of the tapped hole sizes but rather disable or hide certain ones that we do not want used. Thanks, Sam
Hi all, I often need to put reamed holes in the parts I am designing for dowel pins etc. Is there anything in the hole wizard that allows this? Often, I need say for a 6.0mm dowel, a 6.020 oversize reamed hole, and was wondering if there is a way to do this with the hole wizard, rather than manually doing it (so the info turns up in the drawing)? TIA, Joe -- Remove nospam when replying