Good day everybody,

In my workplace there is an upgrade to Solidworks 2017 SP2.

I want to know if I can Supress an ecuation in an assembly?

Can you show me a solving to this problem?

Thank you!

Have a nice day

Good day everybody,

In my workplace there is an upgrade to Solidworks 2017 SP2.

I want to know if I can Supress an ecuation in an assembly?

Can you show me a solving to this problem?

Thank you!

Have a nice day

What happened to configurable equations? When I wrote my blog post on equations, that functionality still existed.

Hi Eugen,

in the past we did support the workflow of suppressing/unsuppressing different equations in different configurations. But since we have a completely different and more obvious workflow to configure dimensions we changed that suppress/unsuppress workflow to be identical with the configuring dimension workflow. When you edit a dimension in a part with several configurations you can specify if this change should be applied to this configuration, to selected configurations or to all configurations.

And this is exactly the workflow that we now support for equations as well. You can edit equations in the edit dimension dialog as well as in the Equation Manager. In my example I have a simple part with one sketch and two dimensions. One dimension is driven by the other dimension. In one case the driving value should be doubled and in the other case it should be four times the driving values. Therefore you can specify if an equation should be applied to only this configuration or not:

Or in the Equation Manager you can select which config is active and which equation will be applied:

Hope this explains the workflow that allows to set up different equations in different configurations.

Kind regards

Frank

SOLIDWORKS Product Definition Team

Hi Eugen,

not sure what is going on here. I just tried it in my example and it works fine for me. It is tough to understand the relations in an assembly without understanding the intention and the functionality.

I created an assembly that consists of one part and a dimension of this component is driven by a dimension in the assembly. There are different configurations in the assembly and depending on the configuration, the equation changes:

Kind regards

Frank

SOLIDWORKS Product Definition Team

Good day!

I see that, but I want that my equations disappear completely because, in another configuration, that component who need those equations, is suppressed.

Thank you!

Have a nice day!

Hi Eugen,

you have several choices:

1. You can set one equation to be a fixed value in one configuration:

This way you will get rid of the equation. Or:

2. You can delete the individual equation from the Edit Dimension Dialog:

Hit Enter:

And SOLIDWORKS will replace the equation with the current value. This will remove the equation from this configuration:

But will keep the equations in the other configurations:

Hope this helps.

Kind regards

Frank

SOLIDWORKS Product Definition Team

Hi Eugen,

you have several choices:

1. You can set one equation to be a fixed value in one configuration:

This way you will get rid of the equation. Or:

2. You can delete the individual equation from the Edit Dimension Dialog:

Hit Enter:

And SOLIDWORKS will replace the equation with the current value. This will remove the equation from this configuration:

But will keep the equations in the other configurations:

Hope this helps.

Kind regards

Frank

SOLIDWORKS Product Definition Team