17 Replies Latest reply on Feb 5, 2019 12:45 PM by Simon Rezelj

    Cannot create global variable

    Melvin Stevens

      I cannot create a global variable in Solidworks 2018 Premium under Window 10 Enterprise with all latest win updates. I always get "The syntax of this equation is incorrect."

      It does not matter how I try to create the variable. I have tried creating it from modifying a dimension as well and when I do that and then go to equation editor, the variable is not there.


      I have completely uninstalled SW 2018 and reinstalled SW to no avail.


      These are the steps I try to minimally get a global variable

      1. Open Solidworks 2018 Prem.
      2. Sketch a rectangle on the top plane
      3. Open up the Equation Editor
      4. Under Global Variables,  I click in “Add global
             variable” text box
      5. Type testVal1
      6. Hit tab
      7. Type 10; SW automatically changes this to =10
      8. Hit enter
      9. Get the popup message “The syntax of this equation is


      I've tried the info here  GoEngineer - Knowledge Base .

      Can anyone help with this?