eugene kozlenko

No mates in eDrawings

Discussion created by eugene kozlenko on Apr 15, 2008
Latest reply on Apr 15, 2008 by Vajrang Parvate
I'm trying to discuss a complex articulated robotic end effector with a client that has an older version of solidworks. That means that I can't just send him the assembly. So that's where the incredibly useful eDrawings comes in, right?

Wrong.

I distinctly remember using eDrawings 2004, and having it keep track of all the dynamic mates in my model so that a client could drag parts around and see how it moves. That made eDrawings incredibly useful for demonstrating complex articulation. Why on earth did SW get rid of that ability and then try to feed its customers some bullshit about how it's an exciting new feature that ignores all the mates so that you can drag the components around to your own exploded view.

Just keep the function and put in a check box to disable the mates when you want.

WTF.

If anyone knows a way around this, please let me know, while I still have some hair left.

-Eugene

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