Need to see the string in the equation... No reason for the "equation" to solve and look identical to the column "evaluates to".

Please advise...

Need to see the string in the equation... No reason for the "equation" to solve and look identical to the column "evaluates to".

Please advise...

Hi John,

That looks like a picture of Autodesk Inventor's equation dialog, not SOLIDWORKS. Can you clarify what you are looking for or are you in the wrong forum?

Thanks,

Jim

I gave the inventor image as a reference for what i am requesting, as opposed to Solidworks result. Just seams redundant that the two columns have the same end result (snippets below). I assume the workaround is to use "global variables" for everything that can vary (which is everything, in this case). I cant use design tables as our client will not / (doesn't want?) to understand.

Thanks for your time...

Hi John,

Put an equal sign (=) before it. If you do that, it saves it as an equation. Otherwise, it solves it immediately. Some users just want to momentarily put in a calculation and get the result and this is especially true for expressions like your example from Inventor where they are just adding numbers or doing unit conversion. The interface should put in the = by default for you after you enter something in the left column so perhaps you are then taking it off before writing your equation?

I hope this helps,

Jim

Hi John,

Put an equal sign (=) before it. If you do that, it saves it as an equation. Otherwise, it solves it immediately. Some users just want to momentarily put in a calculation and get the result and this is especially true for expressions like your example from Inventor where they are just adding numbers or doing unit conversion. The interface should put in the = by default for you after you enter something in the left column so perhaps you are then taking it off before writing your equation?

I hope this helps,

Jim