why do I get warning messages when files are opened, that no changes were made.
Usually on Assemblys
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Thank You John for showing me how to turn warnings off,
But, I am more interested in creating a stable model or assembly.
One that doesn't have problems in the first place.
I've been using SW for about 10 years.
I'm not a master but certainly not a novice.
All of my sketches are defined and I'm not making changes to individual part files contained in the assembly.
I can pull up old archived files that haven't been touched in long periods of time and it looks like a viking massacre on the tree.
So you're interested in producing "Robust Solid Models" that you can open in a month, year or years from now.. You can "If" you understand how SolidWorks rebuilds, which I hadn't totally understood myself till about 2- 3 months ago and I used SW since 1997. In every design you need to reach up for information or push information down, in other words the controlling sketch "Must" be higher then the feature, unless the Sketch is embedded in the feature, but never reach down for information and that includes sketches in Assemblies, which I think is the biggest culprit in circular rebuilds. How many times did I put in a controlling sketch right in the assembly and then couldn't figure out why the assembly is sluggish and why certain parts don't have a clean rebuild? - been there done that...
I will stick my neck way out and guys like Rick Becker will probably try to chop it in two, right Rick (ONE and TWO ) - "Most" (I got to qualify it for some, not all), are self inflicted user errors or just like me, being totally ignorant and using the wrong feature because we just don't know any better.
There is a better way and if you really are serious in making better models and better parametric models etc.. then do a few reads right here on the forum..
What are your most impressive tricks of solidworks, Please spread.
What do your co-workers do with SOLIDWORKS that makes your blood boil?
Read every post, there are some that don't really pertain to the header, read them anyway it gives your mind a little rest...
Let us know if you have any questions
Thank you John
I don't use skeleton sketches within assemblys ( outside of part models).
Are you saying I need to use skeleton sketches prior to each feature? Within a part model.
Randy Lawrence wrote: Thank you John
Randy Lawrence wrote:
Do you use controlling sketches anywhere other then just the part sketches?
No - That would be Part in Part, (works so so) - but doesn't work well for parametric changes (what I experienced)
I'm not sure you worded your question correctly...
Randy Lawrence wrote: why do I get warning messages when files are opened, that no changes were made.
Sometimes (Okay Too Often) when I open assemblies (which saved perfectly with no errors) I see a forest fire in my tree (Thanks John Stolzfus for that one)!
I would Love to get a message that no changes were made. Let the Gremlins go on strike.
Thank You Rick, for properly wording my problem.
Has anyone got any possible solutions.
Why is everything so unstable in SW?
Is it something that you just have to live with?
Randy Lawrence wrote: Why is everything so unstable in SW?
Now that question is one giant can of worms that has been discussed at great length here at the Forum.
IMHO, it is unstable because marketing and top level management is driving SolidWorks to add more features at each yearly upgrade. These additions add considerable complexity to an ever growing base of features and options.
Randy Lawrence wrote: Is it something that you just have to live with?
If you stay with SolidWorks, yes. There are many contemplating a change of platform for many reasons, including stability.
As John Stoltzfus stated, there is a way to design (Skeleton Sketch) that eliminates most of the core problems that cause the crashes and instability. John is a Master Guru at Skeleton Sketch.
However, join the ever growing masses calling for stability over features.
ONE and TWO
Just for the record - you really don't need to "Just" go down the Skeleton Sketch Part route to have stable models, the only thing Skeleton Sketch Part does for you is it controls the parametric side more in a systematic approach, then just willy nilly slap together design, it forces you to think about design intent...
It's the controlling information "Reach Up or Push Down"
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