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    As far as "...the usual combinations of sketches,...

    As far as "...the usual combinations of sketches, extrusions, etc." is concerned, this is an issue of expectations. There exist international standard cross-platform translators - IGES, STEP,...
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    FreeCAD ...

    FreeCAD

    https://www.freecadweb.org/downloads.php
    Seems to be a pretty good piece of open source engineering software. (And free!)
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    Sticky: Unfortunately I'm not the guy to speak to about...

    Unfortunately I'm not the guy to speak to about this and I don't know who is:confused:
  4. Sticky: Yes, it would certainly be possible, and a wheel...

    Yes, it would certainly be possible, and a wheel with or without a wheel spat would be a very good exercise on the learning curve. I suggest you try 4 CFD test runs:
    1. Wheel only.
    2. Wheel with...
  5. Sticky: Hi John, I like using SW so please don't get me...

    Hi John,
    I like using SW so please don't get me wrong if this post takes the wind out of your sails and enthusiasm;), but I feel the necessity to explain the order of magnitude of the problem you're...
  6. Sticky: Are you trying to run a CFD on a whole airframe? ...

    Are you trying to run a CFD on a whole airframe? If so, stop trying, because without knowing what compute resources you have, I can safely assume you haven't got enough:rollseyes:.

    Also, CFD on a...
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    Sticky: Thanks Alain, Useful information:) -...

    Thanks Alain,

    Useful information:) - especially so since I don't have any experience/tools/knowledge/authority on installation issues.
    I guess the question now is what version is supported by the...
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    Sticky: I think I mentioned this before - perhaps in...

    I think I mentioned this before - perhaps in another topic.
    Unless I'm mistaken, the SW Student edition lags behind the commercial edition. A bit like buying bread - If you want today's bread, come...
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    Hi Ron. Method 1: Loft a segment of the cone...

    Hi Ron.
    Method 1: Loft a segment of the cone (say 30 deg.) using two identical guide curves. Then circular pattern the segment into the complete cone.
    Method 2: Loft the nose cone without the...
  10. Hi Patrick, I'm guessing you're looking for...

    Hi Patrick,

    I'm guessing you're looking for libraries of non-isotropic materials?
    I'll be happy if I'm wrong but I suspect you'll have difficulty finding such a "library", because non-isotropic...
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    Sticky: Turns out you can get official support from: ...

    Turns out you can get official support from:

    https://www.solidworks.com/support/student-form

    Can't guarantee that you'll get a quick reply - first-come-first-serve basis, but you'll certainly...
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    Sticky: Hi again Floyd. This might help:...

    Hi again Floyd.

    This might help:
    http://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?9763-SolidWorks-Install-Fails&referrerid=4242

    Jeffrey
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    Sticky: Hi Floyd, (Hope you don't mind my inferring...

    Hi Floyd,

    (Hope you don't mind my inferring your name from your username;))
    The answer "No" is always better than the answer "don't know", so for the moment my answer to your question is "No, I...
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    Sticky: Can't say I understand what you're trying to do....

    Can't say I understand what you're trying to do. Try Insert>Boss/Base>Sweep... or you can find Swept Boss under Help with detailed explanations on how to use it.

    Also, could you share some...
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    Sticky: Can you live without the "curved edge flange"...

    Can you live without the "curved edge flange" feature for a few months?

    In the vast majority of cases ( I would even gamble on saying "always") there's a work-around: In the meantime maybe you...
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    Sticky: Once again, installation issues are not my forte,...

    Once again, installation issues are not my forte, but I know that you are not "stuck" with the version you installed. As I said in my last post the Student edition lags behind the commercial edition...
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    Sticky: My limited experience with the student edition is...

    My limited experience with the student edition is that it is published with a kind of "phase lag" of about half a year (or maybe even a full year) relative to the commercial version. So if I were...
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    Sticky: I would answer if I could, but I have very little...

    I would answer if I could, but I have very little knowledge of installation issues and zero authority to contact DS SolidWorks support.
  19. Perfectly legit to mate in terms of edges, but...

    Perfectly legit to mate in terms of edges, but edges are usually only 2D and you might end up with the problem you had at the beginning of this topic.
  20. Hi Jeremy, In assemblies try the following...

    Hi Jeremy,

    In assemblies try the following unless you have no other choice: Mate to planes and/or faces rather than wire-frame geometry.

    Jeffrey
  21. Hi Jeremy, This seems to be an unusually...

    Hi Jeremy,

    This seems to be an unusually strange phenomenon, but I was able to recreate it albeit using (much-more-logical;)) metric units:

    I suspect the problem is that your 8in distance is an...
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    Hi MB107, Your mummy must be very proud of...

    Hi MB107,
    Your mummy must be very proud of giving you such a unique name:)

    I may be mistaken, but as far as I know there is no utility that enables you to translate Catia files to SolidWorks. ...
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    Propeller vs Impeller, incompressible vs...

    Propeller vs Impeller, incompressible vs compressible flow, extremely low rotor solidity vs extremely high rotor solidity. Completely different engineering design criteria.
    Propellers are rotating...
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    Words of wisdom, with the emphasis on...

    Words of wisdom, with the emphasis on "Excepting". The VW is truly an exception.
    Automotive engines are engineered for automobiles, and aircraft engines are engineered for airplanes, with...
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    Prop efficiency is inversely proportional to prop...

    Prop efficiency is inversely proportional to prop diameter. As the saying goes "keep it as long as possible as long as possible". So theoretically the most efficient prop for a given airspeed and...
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