13 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2017 9:41 AM by Kevin Pymm

    assembly

    Matias Mittelbach

      Good afternoon. I´m new forum user.

      My name is Matias Mittelbach, and I´m have to change my solid (assembly) scale. I read about it, but I couldn´t use the (operation) scale icon.

      I don´t know what happend...

      Now the hole of this ring part (dim) is dia:275.5 mm and I need to reduce up to dia: 57mm = 0.2868965 or 28.68965%  (I need to modify the assembly proportionally...). Is there anybody who knows how to?. (Sorry my english it´s too bad!)

      Thank you very much!

       

      Mechanical Iris Assy:

       

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        • Re: assembly
          Vladimir Urazhdin

          Instead of scaling assembly, try to scale every part - one by one.

          • Re: assembly
            Kevin Chandler

            Hello,

             

            I believe Scale, even at the part level, will not get you the result I think you're looking for.

             

            Scale operates on the X, Y and Z axes.

            You can either scale all three axes the same amount or apply difference scale factors to each axis.

            In your case, to change the inner diameter, you would only scale on the plane containing the plate and the other two scale factors would be 1.0

            But scaling to get your inner diameter will also will change the outer diameter, the diameter of the bolt hole pattern and the size of the holes in the pattern.

             

            What I suggest is to create a configuration of the part that needs the two diameters with each configuration having its own inner diameter value.

            Then in your assembly, create two configurations for each inner diameter size and select the corresponding part configuration.

            This way when you select your assembly configuration of a certain size, the correct part configuration is selected and the correct inner diameter is displayed.

            See Help on configurations.

             

            BTW: Your English is fine.

             

            I hope this helps,

             

            Kevin

              • Re: assembly
                Matias Mittelbach

                Hi Kevin.

                Thank you very much for your answer.

                I do not know if you work with sketchup, but there is a tool that allows you to resize solid.

                I need a tool like that, or the same effect. It is obvious that in the case of this assembly I will have to divide it into pieces and resize and we will be able to see what result I get like that.

                 

                And thank abuout my english!!

              • Re: assembly
                Mark Dougall

                Could you maybe save the assembly as a multi-Body part, then scale and then save out all the bodies as parts; replacing/saving over your old files. I know that's a bit of a pig's breakfast but seems the fasest way to scale an assembly to me.

                • Re: assembly
                  Kevin Pymm

                  Matias,

                  Is everything in your assembly out of scale by the same amount? Including the gear, thicknesses of parts & the CSK holes in the plate? If so you can use the Scale command on each part at part level. Although personally I would just go over every feature in the tree of each part & correct it to save issues further down the line. If not, you will not be able to scale as Kevin Chandler mentioned, as the gear would end up with a tiny pitch & the CSK holes would be M1.72... instead of M6 for example.

                    • Re: assembly
                      Matias Mittelbach

                      Hi Kevin, thanks for answering me

                      As a matter of act no,  but i so easy apply scale command and after "repair" thickness holes etc etc etc.

                      But the problem is I can´t find scale command to operate under "solid assy piece" (you know what I mean?).

                      If I need to operate this command does not appear for solid use (maybe I don´t know how or where to find it)....

                        • Re: assembly
                          Vladimir Urazhdin

                          Scale command is available in Mold Tools menu

                          • Re: assembly
                            Kevin Chandler

                            Hello,

                             

                            A helpful tool is to use the search box in the upper right corner of SW:

                            This search box can be used for different types of searches, so if the ">_" isn't shown, click the down arrow to the right of the magnifying glass and select "Commands" from the list (review the other search choices, too).

                            Type scale in the search box and click the magnifying glass.

                             

                            I hope this helps,

                             

                            Kevin

                            • Re: assembly
                              Kevin Pymm

                              Matias Mittelbach wrote:

                               

                              Hi Kevin, thanks for answering me

                              As a matter of act no, but i so easy apply scale command and after "repair" thickness holes etc etc etc.

                              But the problem is I can´t find scale command to operate under "solid assy piece" (you know what I mean?).

                              If I need to operate this command does not appear for solid use (maybe I don´t know how or where to find it)....

                              Matias,

                               

                              The Scale feature looks like the icon arrowed in the image below. It may not appear on the tab I have it shown but you can customise those & move it to where is best for your needs. As Kevin Chandler says, if you search in the command box, the scale command will appear in the list & you can drag it from there to which ever tab you like or use the eye to let SolidWorks show you wqhere it is located.

                               

                               

                          • Re: assembly
                            Britt Kessler

                            Welcome to the forum Matias,

                             

                            As Kevin Chandler said, you probably want to address the scale issue at the part level. If it was me, I would consider linking the sketch dimensions for features that will be scaled. That way you could scale them, and leave your hole diameters unchanged...and from there create your configurations.