Can someone please tell me why I can't set the Spin Increment to 0 (zero)?
Why is the minimum 0.00000394?
Is 0 (zero) not a number?
Common sense is just not that common!
Just another example of inconsistent UI behavior in SolidWorks.
SW is riddled with inconsistencies and cryptic nonsensical error messages.
I would love to see the next major release (2017) contain absolutely no new features.
Just give us a bug fixes and a renewed/repaired UI.
Just my 2-cents worth...
If you set it to 0 then there is no meaning of spin.
How do I turn off this "Feature" so there is no incrementing when I spin?
Just for clarity, if you have a spin increment of 0.00000394, then you have to hit your arrow key 91370559 times to spin your orientation a full 360 degs. That is, 360/0.00000394 = ~91370559. What happens when you divide 360 by 0 (as in 360/0)?
I'm detailing a part.
I need to add a roll in a "V" slot to dimension over.
I sketch a circle and my finger hits the middle button (the Diameter of my circle changes).
I waste time retyping the correct size.
Please, how do I either turn off or set to 0(zero). please note that 0.00000394 is not zero.
This has been already requested. Please vote for SPR #:881285 which states option to disable Spin
It needs some kind of number to calculate the increment in which it moves. Zero, while being a number, cannot be used where a calculation is used.
I'm not exactly sure I understand what's the problem. You put in a sketch circle and the movement of your finger causes the dim to change. Is this correct?
sketch circle>Smart Dimension circle> double click on dimension (to type the size you need)>type the size you desire>spin wheel (on your mouse).
How many decimal places does SW use? Hopefully 14, in which case I would like to set the spin increment to 0.00000000000001
This still isn't precise (if I accidentally hit the wheel), but certainly better than 0.00000394
Pray tell, why isn't the minimum number currently 0.00000001? Why 394 times greater than that?
Thanks for listening.
Can I please have an OFF button?
Now I need to figure out how to "vote for SPR #:881285".
This seems easy enough to implement. If this has already been requested why hasn't it just been fixed?
A black hole opens up......
Ok, so this is what I see in SW2015 (not sure what version you're in). I can add the dim after the circle is sketched, type in desired dimension value, hit enter or click the green check mark. I guess I'm still not sure I understand the problem. Are you using the spin wheel to change dimension values?
Ah, then please do vote for the enhancement request noted by Deepak. In the meantime, may I recommend changing the value to something large, like 10. If you accidentally use the MMB, the change will be quick to restore your original value. I do realize this is not ideal.
If I turn on the "Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation" I can still enter the number i want. AND if I select the "Create dimension only when value is entered" i can still enter the desired number and hit enter.
Help me please...
I looked for SPR #:881285 and can't find it.
How do I search for an SPR and how do I vote for it?
"Are you using the spin wheel to change dimension values?"
Not on purpose.
draw a circle.
Dimension the circle.
Double click on the dimension text to get a box that allows you to type a value for the dimension
Accidentally spin the wheel.
Does anyone actually use the spin increment???
I'm in the middle of rebuilding.
Yes, when a value box is highlighted, the increment wheel will change that value. However, I still don't understand why you've done it that way. Just enter the number and hit the enter key or click the green check mark.
Here's some info on filing enhancement requests. If you cannot find the mentioned SPR, just submit a new request and we can link it to the SPR internally. Need SolidWorks to do more?
Rick Becker wrote: Now I need to figure out how to "vote for SPR #:881285".
Rick Becker wrote:
Go to this link SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base and type 881285
Here is the post showing various ways to vote correct way(s) to "Vote" for SPR - SW confirm?
You are a Saint for responding to just about everything is accurate information.
This "vote for SPR" demonstrates just how F%$#~ed Dassault really is.
First off I looked for the 881285 SPR and could not find it. I used the search at the top of the page and nothing.
I needed Deepak's help just to know where to search. I needed to use the super secret knowledge base search box because it's different from all the other search boxes?
I finally get to this SPR page and look for a VOTE button or at least a "I have this problem also" button. Nothing of the like there.
I needed to visit a forum page that describes if I select the radio button for "...notify me when fixed..." I am actually super secretly voting for an enhancement, but wait I may want to vote a different way?
I can't vote because something is broken?
Why o why is this so convoluted?
If the system is to "vote" for changes why is there no vote button or vote page?
Why doesn't the main search box find an SPR?
Why? Why? Why?
It appears to be down right now...
So Rick. I tried and tried to get myself to make the increment move with the wheel. I could not. My working knowledge of this CAD package and three others won't allow me to. I guess I learn a method in which a small mistake doesn't make the dimension change.
SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base is no secret thing but is only available to customers on subscription. And regarding the error I've no clue as I've seen this error typically many times. So I just assume something is broken during that time and not letting me vote. And then at later stage when I try again it works. You can contact your VAR (the company you bought SOLIDWORKS from) and can ask them to get you connected with this SPR.
I have attached a screen recording showing the behavior.
My fingers brush against the wheel often, usually to no detriment, but sometimes to great harm (if I don't catch it).
I'll ask again. Does anyone actually use the spin increment?
I hope you see what is happening Steve.
OK, yes, I do see what you're talking about but I guess I have to ask. Why? Why use the little wheel to make thing bigger or smaller? Just place the circle and then drag it to change its size. I don't touch the little wheel (or the mouse wheel for that matter) to adjust size.
Remember, as long as the input portion for a dimension is highlighted, a wheel will/can change it.
If you move the mouse so it's not hovering over the dimension input window the middle mouse scroll won't do anything except zoom in on the window. You moved the mouse right to the edge of the window anyway, just move it another quarter inch and you're set. I know it's not a permanent fix like you want, but it will prevent unwanted "spinning".
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