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by Bowtie Bob
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Solidworks - Unable to move components in "Z" axis
Replies: 6
Views: 6614

Re: Solidworks - Unable to move components in "Z" axis

Thank you, I had forgotten it was a registry edit.
by Bowtie Bob
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Solidworks - Unable to move components in "Z" axis
Replies: 6
Views: 6614

Re: Solidworks - Unable to move components in "Z" axis

The "Move Selected Objects" option is turned on, I can rotate individual components and move them left, right, up, and down relative to the screen. What I CAN'T do is move only one component of an assembly toward or away from the screen in order to shift its position within the assembly.
by Bowtie Bob
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Solidworks - Unable to move components in "Z" axis
Replies: 6
Views: 6614

Re: Solidworks - Unable to move components in "Z" axis

The Z axis is not simply disabled. I am able to use all functions in the assembly (pan, rotate, zoom), I simply can't move individual components perpendicular to the screen, and I don't see any options to turn it on or off.
by Bowtie Bob
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Solidworks - Unable to move components in "Z" axis
Replies: 6
Views: 6614

Solidworks - Unable to move components in "Z" axis

When using the "Move Selected Objects" option in an assembly, you used to be able to move the parts in the "Z" axis relative to the screen. Is there an option to turn this back on? I know its "confusing" to a lot of people, but I am used to it and it really speeds up locating parts.
by Bowtie Bob
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Scrolling in Solidworks 2010 64bit
Replies: 5
Views: 4795

It does seem to have fixed the perpetual scrolling problem, however, it has made me notice something else. When in assembly mode, scrolling slows down whenever the filename of a part/sub-assembly scrolls under the mouse arrow. On a large assembly, it makes for a slow scrolling process to go from top...
by Bowtie Bob
Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Scrolling in Solidworks 2010 64bit
Replies: 5
Views: 4795

I hadn't calibrated it recently, but I tried that with no change in the results.
by Bowtie Bob
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Scrolling in Solidworks 2010 64bit
Replies: 5
Views: 4795

Scrolling in Solidworks 2010 64bit

I just recently upgraded my computer to use Windows 7 64bit, and I've noticed an odd effect when scrolling in the feature tree of SolidWorks 2010. If I have a long feature tree, and I start scrolling with my SpacePilot from one end to the other, it will continue to scroll after I have let go of the ...
by Bowtie Bob
Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Placing components in Solidworks assembly mode
Replies: 2
Views: 3095

Actually, it sounds more like he's looking for the option "Moved Selected Objects" In your 3Dcontrol Properties box, put a check next to "Move Selected Objects" on the Options tab. That will let you move a part around in an assembly while it is selected. When no parts are selected, you will control ...
by Bowtie Bob
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: AutoCAD plugin not working
Replies: 2
Views: 4686

Awesome, that fixed it, Thanks!
by Bowtie Bob
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: AutoCAD plugin not working
Replies: 2
Views: 4686

AutoCAD plugin not working

For some reason, I can't get my SpacePilot to work in AutoCAD 2008. I've tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling, and I made sure it installed the AutoCAD plugin. When I open AutoCAD, I don't see the 3Dx toolbar, and the SpacePilot isn't able to pan/zoom.
by Bowtie Bob
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Custom Profile location
Replies: 4
Views: 4783

Custom Profile location

Where are the custom profiles typically saved? My computer is getting an upgrade, and I'd like to save my current SolidWorks profiles, but I'm not sure where to look for them.
by Bowtie Bob
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Problem with SolidWorks with latest drivers
Replies: 16
Views: 10957

Not sure what Windows you tested it in (if it makes a difference), but I'm running XP 32 bit.
by Bowtie Bob
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Problem with SolidWorks with latest drivers
Replies: 16
Views: 10957

You might try putting solidworks under a load by opening more than one large model along with the drawing.

I would send one of my models, but the files that I've had problems with are too big to send by email.
by Bowtie Bob
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Problem with SolidWorks with latest drivers
Replies: 16
Views: 10957

It must be only on complex assemblies. I've checked a few part drawings and small assembly drawings, but they dont seem to require the redraw effect that my large assembly drawings do.
by Bowtie Bob
Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Problem with SolidWorks with latest drivers
Replies: 16
Views: 10957

Problem with SolidWorks with latest drivers

In large assembly drawings in SolidWorks 2010, the views need to be redrawn anytime you zoom in or out. With the latest driver package (3.9.0) it isn't doing a redraw unless I use my regular mouse to zoom. I uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled 3.8.3 and it seems to be working correctly, so I am ...