1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 9, 2016 7:34 PM by Joachim Venberget

    Add parameters

    Joachim Venberget

      Hi there


      Im struggling with the "Add parameters" window that should open automatically. It just doesnt, I have been fiddling around for hours.

      I want to do this: 2016 SOLIDWORKS Help - Defining Ply Angle as a Parameter

      I get the "Select parameter" window. Then click "Edit/Define" and the parameters window opens without "add parameters".


      Is this a known bug or am I just doing something wrong?


      Studentversion 2016-17 I have tried on my own workstation as well as the college PC's.


      I am currently a student, CSWP from earlier. I need this for a design study.



        • Re: Add parameters
          Joachim Venberget

          Ok, so I guess it is time to revise the help files?


          I got around it, similar to the description but also something else.


          1. In the Shell, "edit defintion" window right click any ply angle. Click "edit/define" in the "Select parameter" window.

          2. Fill in the paramers like this and leave the last line highlight. Apply and OK.

          paramterer 1.PNG

          3. OK or cancel if you return to "Select parameter" that should look like this:


          paramterer 2.PNG

          4. Now to link the parameters, right click the appropriate "ply angle" in the shell "edit definition" window. Select "link value" and select the matching parameter you made in the "Select parameter" Window", click OK. Repeat.


          5. Now each parameter should appear with a * as linked in the parameter window. Also available as "add parameter" in a design study.


          Hope this can be helpful as I am obvously not the only one spending time being annoyed with it.