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Angle value being rounded per units setting

Question asked by Daen Hendrickson on Oct 14, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 29, 2015 by John Stoltzfus

I am using SW2014 SP5.


I have a series of brackets that are of the same basic design with only the angle between the legs changing (See attached image). These brackets were designed in SW2012 and used in multiple assemblies - also made in SW2012.


I recently updated the part files in SW2014 to include the small notches as well as cleaning up the dimensions by use of global variables. The nature of the angles is that they are obscure values - not nice round numbers - with the exception of the 90° bracket.


When I updated the parts the assembly mates where these are used broke. Digging into the root cause showed that the angle between legs was NOT equal to the value in the global variable, but rather the rounded value of one decimal place which is what our document units are set to. For instance, if my global variable for angle was set to 64.33876771deg and the dimension in the sketch was set equal to the global variable it would show 64.3°. If I used the measure tool and set the number of decimal places shown to 8 it would report a measured angle of 64.3000000 degrees. Ctrl-Q rebuilds would not update the values.


The work around was to set the document units for angles to 8 decimal places and rebuild. Is this a known issue with SW2014? Anyone else see something like this? Is there another approach to correcting?