I can't make any holes. Hole Wizard keeps telling me to enter the proper number. But there are no values required for the hole I'm making. Here's an example.
I'm mystified. Any ideas?
I have the same issue. Was working fine, then couldn't complete a regular tapped hole. No hole wizard holes will complete with out the warning and then subsequent tries has no warning but no ability to complete the hole. No reaction occurs. Turned in the problem to support. If I get an an answer I'll log it. Obviously others are getting the same issue.
Service Pack 1.0 still has this bug. Upgrade to Service Pack 2.0 is the answer.
Had the same problem on Service Pack 3.0. Happened immediately after creating a custom hole size in the Toolbox setup and we were able to recreate these conditions. Reset the user profile and the error is gone (for now)
I'm having the same issue. All was well, then this morning randomly I can no longer make any type of hole at all! My workstation is the only one affected.
Was there no resolution to this problem?
I'll submit to my VAR.
I just did a complete clean install of SolidWorks 2016 to get SP4.0 installed, and unbelievably, this problem still exists. Has no one found a solution to this problem? This is catastrophic!
The slot value is the culprit.
Can you elaborate?
It's the slot field that is generating the request for entering a number greater than zero. I've gotten around this bug by setting the slot value to a non-zero but very very small value. The hole will then generate, but will be identified as a slot feature.
Can I get more information on this? I can create other types of holes but for tapped holes, I am stuck. There is no box I can enter in any number and reinstalling offered no solutions.
Works on SW2017SP0.
Try checking the custom sizing box and verify the value or lack there of.
But this problem is for holes, not slots.
I started getting this error this morning. I tried changing the slot size and now hole wizard works.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I also had this problem.
Go into the Registry and rename the current registry, for what ever version of SW you are having the problem with, some temp name. Restart SW and the registry will be rebuilt without any of your customizations.
This fixed my occurrence of this problem.
...but... then what do you do about your customizations?
Start with the test. ReName then ReStart and check to see if it is fixed. That worked for me.
As far as the customizations go. You are sh#t out of luck. My VAR tried to fix this and eventually submitted to Dassault and no one could tell me what registry entry specifically caused the problem.
Once again, as soon as a work around was discovered, everyone involved washed their hands of the specific problem.
Every day we (the Users) apply many "work Arounds" to the many short comings of SolidWorks.
All I can keep saying is...
ONE and TWO
Ughhhhhhh this just happened again! Totally randomly. I'm working away, making lots of new parts and boom, suddenly I get the error.
Tried changing the "Slot Length" as per others, and no luck.
Shame on me, but my latest Copy Settings Wizard file was at least a few moths old, so none of my customizations were restored.
So unbelievably frustrating.
The only workaround that I've found that seems to reliably work without needing to resort to drastic measures of clearing the registry or some such thing is to find an existing hole of any size or type and copy/paste it into the part you're working on. Then edit the feature to have the thread you actually want it to have. I'm assuming that this would also work with other hole types as well.
Admittedly, this is a fairly redneck workaround, but it's the only solution I've found that actually works.
I had the same problem with tapped holes and our local VAR suggested a fix which worked. Set the tapped hole to "blind" and it should create the tapped hole. Then go back to "through all" or "up to next" etc and it should work again for all tapped holes from then on.
Thanks Doug! FYI... this worked for me
Doug Menzie, I appreciate you sharing this work-around, but it is still a work-around. Did your VAR say anything about submitting an SPR? If not then he most definitely should.
We have a job to do and we will find a way to do it, even when the software is not doing what it is supposed to do, as is the case here. Several work-arounds have been described here, BUT WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DO THEM!!!! SWX needs to take note of these things and do two things:
1. Admit the problem! YES, I AM SAYING THEY SHOULD FALL ON THEIR SWORD!!! Admit it! Confession is good for the soul, even for s soul-less entity that seems to have become SWX/DSS.
2. Tell us when it is (or is going to be) fixed. We'll stop harping on it if we have this ETA.
It really is not that hard, SWX. And you might just win back some of the folks that have really soured on SWX (like me).
The hole size of "Pg13,5" doesn't make any sense to me.
Oh, and ONE and TWO, please.
Agreed. Really looking forward to when OnShape reaches full feature parity with SolidWorks. At this point, it's lacking in a few key areas (e.g. drawings), but it's quickly catching up.
And it (Onshape) is not yet offering configurations, but I do understand they are planning on it.
Yeah, as I said, it's lacking in a few key areas, but every week it's adding significant new features.
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