Hello all, I am new to the forum. So I will both ask a questions and introduce myself.
I have been using Solid Edge for the past four years and was forced to switch to Solid works by a parent company. I have been doing CAD since 1990. I am a steel designer. For the current company it's all sheet metal 12 gauge and 10 gauge carbon is most of it. My company makes seal welded rectangular oil tanks.
1. We have two seats of SW. One rebuilds when a plane is moved, the other does not. Where is that switch?
I want the file to rebuild when a plane moves.
2. Is there any way to automate editing the gauge/material of may pieces of sheet metal at once? Say I have a box of 6 pieces of sheet metal welded together. I want to hit a single switch and change all of the sheets from 12 gauge carbon steel to 1/8" aluminum. Is there any way to get that done? I am using gauge tables.
By working with our VAR, I was able to solve the first one. If instant 3D is checked, and you single click a plane dimension, then it updates without a kick. The trick is, the single click is not available unless instant 3D is on.
#2 appears to to be impossible. There is no way to pick the gauge file and gauge using a design table. Seeking any ideas to automate the change from 12 gauge carbon to 1/8" aluminum to 12 gauge stainless.