I am making a table of pinhole discs. They need to have the precision level of X.X, even if the number is 1.0
However, I cannot find the place to preset the measurement.
Please see attached... any ideas?
Turns out, the only way to resolve this is to create a custom configuration e.g. Column Name, then link the text to that $PRP:"Column Name".
If you mean these dimensions
Then go here
No, not those ones. If you go through the table setups, you will see that the 'embossed' digits change their precision.
I have linked them through the parameters, so when I change the table number, the emboss updates with it.
There appears to be no way to alter the precision level in the parameters area.... Unless I am mistaken?
Ok - go here
John Stoltzfus, you are correct. This is what I want to do. Thanks
However, can you show me which one you changed? I have tried changing the length catagory, but nothing happens...
I changed them all in that column.. Top to bottom
Maybe you're wanting to show trailing zeros? If yes, see the last part of #25 at Frequently Asked Forum Questions.
Nope... nothing changing...
Ok - did you change the decimal points in the Spreadsheet column, I think it's a combination of the Document Units and the Spreadsheet units, you can also try to change the column format from Number to General..
You ("I") cannot change from number to general and still keep the decimal place. If you try to add it, it goes back to number.
I still don't get how you can change one part on the model, and it works for you, but I do the same thing, and have no change...
I am in the middle of a project right at the moment, running a large macro, will post when complete. (I am assuming you're using 2017)
No real rush. I have other projects that need doing.
Correct, I am using 2017.
Ok - I'll try and get snap shots of the changes needed...
Increase Decimal place & Save
I have got it to work.. almost..
Are you able to make the disc say 12.80? I can do 12.801, 12.81, but never 12.80
I have even tried it with the numbers below the top one.
I can get e.g. 3.01, 3.1, but never 3.0.
Is there something wrong with the coding? I can't see why it's so specific to .0
Yes there must be something wrong with the coding, but you can try the attached......
Is there any way to let the guys at Solidworks know about this error?
I'm a little concerned for when I have to start working at a micron level, possibly forget that this happens, or someone else takes over this work and they go through this whole process again...
I think I will go for adding the '0' manually as suggested by Glenn. At least the measurement will be correct in the coding.
Thanks for the help.
I think I finally figured out what you want (maybe everyone else understood immediately but sometimes it takes me a while). You want the sketch text to show the trailing zeros. I played around with it a while and the only way I can figure out to do that would be to insert the zero manually. I rarely use sketch text, so someone that's more familiar with it may have a better answer.
That isn't an automatic solution - you need to change all the units in Excel and SW - look at the above picture, the 4 place decimal was placed automatically from the spreadsheet design table..
what about 12.85?
I have just tried this, but it doesn't work properly.
If you add a 0'0 to one model, it add to them all. I added '.0' to the 3 (for example) to get 3.0, but it ended up adding it to the 1.5 - 1.5.0
How can something so simple be so difficult? This programme runs on numbers. All it has to do is show the numbers that are being used in the table....
You are going to be very happy to see that A bug in Solidworks. Trailing zeroes in sketch text. - YouTube
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