My countersunk bolts make my fixed parts move around, and I cannot use them.
Just updated to SP5
See video. Only Csk bolts do this..?
Anyone have a clue what's going on?
Reported it to SW
I have the same problem. Any solution to this?
It appears to be something with the "mate reference" command. I put a mate reference on another part and it flips the assembly all over the place when I bring it in to the assembly. Very frustrating!
Only thing that is different for me is I am using a non-merged multi-body part that have been split up for an assembly via 'save body' feature.
How did you get to your assembly? If it's the same, then there may be a bug.
I am not doing anything special... It is a regular assembly with a regular part. Please watch attached video. This is absolutely a bug. I am surprised no-one else has posted this issue. I guess most people don't use flat head screws???
My var said the behavior was fixed in 2018. I think it is only a problem with sp5.
I am not upgrading as there will probably be even more bugs in 2018, so what I have been doing is to mate a single screw without using the mate reference and then using copy with mates.
Thanks for the info colt. Yeah I had to find "work arounds" myself. It is very frustrating when something simple like mates get screwed up from SolidWorks. Especially when it worked for years with no problem...
I am also frustrated. It gives me the feeling they don't test their code very thoroughly before releasing a service pack. I found the bug within minutes of upgrading.
The problem is with the mate reference within the toolbox component. The mate is referencing a conical surface. If you are using Toolbox locally;
Thanks for the response. Yes I know it is a problem with the mate reference. To me your suggestion is still just a "work around" and doesn't solve the problem fully. And besides that I should not have to edit read-only toolbox components on a $5K+ piece of software especially when something so simple as a mate doesn't work as it should or as it use to for years. I'm sorry but I am venting...
With Flat Head Screws that is what I want mated . If I do the cylindrical surface that only constrains concentrically. Before the screw was constrained concentrically and against the countersink. On the other hand Socket Heads use an edge mate and that works great for them because the SHCS is mated concentrically and against the bottom of the head of the screw. But It is kind of important that Flat Heads get mated correctly because that is the whole point of using flat heads. That they do not stick up past the surface.
Anyways... I will just deal with it until I eventually upgrade to 2018 I guess but as Colt stated "I am not upgrading as there will probably be even more bugs in 2018"
Thanks SolidWorks... NOT
Martin Tofts Ryan Miller Colt Carson Rylan Bowlin
There is a Hotfix S-074266 that repair this error in 2017 SP5.
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