the icon you describe refers to; the configuration has a derived configuration or an exploded view.
the 2007 cd's have a reference chart included, rather limited though.
Rhyc Sandberg wrote:
P.S. I was going to paste a small image of the icon into this
message, but the message editor for this forum seems to really
behave odd for me. I'm fairly new to this forum so perhaps I'm
missing something, but whenever I try to type into the message
editor, it seems to copy previous text with following keystrokes. I
have been typing up messages in a word processor and then doing a
copy/paste to get the message into the editor. Which seems to work
until I tried copying a message with a small graphic - which
duplicated text again. Any suggestions?
Sometimes it can be a real challenge getting Help from the SolidWorks on-line help. But stick with it and you'll find that it is a great resource.
The first attached image is from an "index" search for "over defined.
Believe it or not, the most comprehensive list for commands, menus, shortcuts, icons, etc., can be found in the on-line help titled "Moving from AutoCAD". Take a look at the second image for a description of the Standard Toolbar. There is much to be found.
Lastly, one of the best ways to get help in the first place is to select the "?" (Question Mark) or the "Help" Button in the property manager or dialog box you are in at the time of creation.
I'm really starting to like this forum.
Thanks for the input, everyone.
Jonathan, thanks for the link for the work-around for the message editor problem. I hope someone is working on a fix to the Java problem.
Kenneth, in this case, I know there isn't an exploded view and I don't think this is indicating a derived config - because this is no derived config either. And the online help for derived configs has nothing about this (although that's maybe not a reliable indication). I've attached a small jpeg file from my file with this icon. Hopefully this shows up. The HTML message editor did not let me copy and paste the image into the body of the message.
Eddie, thanks for the tip on the "Moving from AutoCAD" help. It's actually a pretty good resource and one that I would have never thought to look at.
I may submit a request to SolidWorks for a legend for all feature tree icons/graphics. There is not as much need for this with tools and menu commands. They're documented fairly well already. But I do sometimes get hung up on something in the feature manager that I haven't seen before.
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Right! There it is. Just like in your second image.
Odd that there is no derived config in mine, tho. Perhaps it doesn't drop the icon if you delete the derived config.
That does seem to be what it is. It's quite annoying that the online help doesn't indicate this - at least not in the 2006 help that I am using (I'm still waiting on our head office to be able to upgrade to *at least* SW 2007).
Thanks for the help.
Eddie Cyganik wrote:
Believe it or not, the most comprehensive list for commands, menus, shortcuts, icons, etc., can be found in the on-line help titled "Moving from AutoCAD".
Out of topic, but thanks for the tip regarding the section "Moving from AutoCAD". I am currently arranging a 1-day introduction course to SW for a management group. The content of this section more or less outlines the content for this event. An example of how valuable it is to spend a little time in forums like this.
Have a nice weekend!
Rhyc Sandberg wrote:
It would REALLY be nice if there was a location in Help
to reference all graphics like this in the interface.