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?
Have a nice day
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:
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.
SOLIDWORKS Product Definition Team
Right click on the equation and select disable equation.
Is not like that. I want the equation to be enabled in another configuration. If I disable it, will be desabled in all euations.
What happened to configurable equations? When I wrote my blog post on equations, that functionality still existed.
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.
Thanks for the explanation, that work flow does indeed make more sense. I really had to search before to find the right buttons.
I tried your method but it seemed it doesn't work. I will follow your steps:
As you can see nothing is changed. I work through PDM. Do you have another method?
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:
I see that, but I want that my equations disappear completely because, in another configuration, that component who need those equations, is suppressed.
Have a nice day!
Thank you very much!
This method really works!
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