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Equation not accepting dimension from second part

Question asked by Ashwin Sira on Jan 16, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2016 by Ron Stewart

Hello,

 

I've recently upgraded to the 2015 Student edition of solidworks. Myself and a number of other students have had their assemblies break due to equation errors. Solidworks is no longer allowing equations to accept dimensions from another part using this sort of syntax:

 

D1@Sketch1 = D1@Sketch1@Part1.Part

 

Equations that worked just fine prior to the update are now reading back as syntax errors. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this error and had a solution to it. I threw together a quick example and have attached the image. In the example I am trying to reference an part in the same directory as the part I am editing. The green check mark shows up however when I select OK the dialog says the syntax is invalid.

 

I found some mentions of a MS windows security update causing the problem. However when I uninstalled the update and repaired the solidworks installation the issue persisted. Anyone know how to fix this?

 

My version is 2015 Academic V23.2

 

Thanks!

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