Has anyone else encountered this issue where excessive trailing zero's appear when trying to edit a part's feature? Is this s system variable or something that can be controlled from within Solidworks?
You can control decimals from Option --> document properties --> Unit --> Decimals.
Nope. That was the first thing I checked. I believe its tied to another setting where "trailing zero's are specified. Interestingly enough, double clicking (instead of single clicking) reveals the correctly specified display. It's also not a windows system variable as seen below.
Just called with my VAR and they let me know it's a known issue and there's an SPR about it.
IF you have instant2D on and IF you select a point for a dimension then it gets triggered to show lots of trailing zero's.
Once triggered in a part there's no way to remove it.
The only workaround seems to be either not selecting points for dimensions or even better : not using instant2D.
Peter De Vlieger wrote: Just called with my VAR and they let me know it's a known issue and there's an SPR about it. IF you have instant2D on and IF you select a point for a dimension then it gets triggered to show lots of trailing zero's.Once triggered in a part there's no way to remove it. The only workaround seems to be either not selecting points for dimensions or even better : not using instant2D.
Peter De Vlieger wrote:
...or just ignore the extra digits and go on with your life. I happen to like Instant 2d way too much to turn it off because of such a minor issue.
I also encountered the same on SW 2017 SP5.0, and in my case it occured from the blank part (not just during feature editing). I can't remmember the exact resolution of the problem, but try to check setup of the templates, or use the default SolidWorks templates to check whether same problem exists with them.
Location of the default templates is:
C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\Tutorial
Just drag and drop "part.prtdot" file in SW window and check behavior.
Try to open this file at some other PC and check the behavior. That might be a good indicator whether problem is with the file or with the PC.
Also which SW version are You using? Have You contacted your VAR?
Tools/Options/Document Properties/Dimensions and check every setting there as well.. After you change them save your template files
That was my problem. The document settings have nothing to do with it nor does it actual influence it.
Nothing is, was or will ever be set to give 6 decimal places.
I don't even think that using 6 decimal places is something that the majority of us have ever used or will use.
But with instant2D on 14250 becomes 14250.000000 which is rather bothersome and makes one do a double-take as well as wondering if perhaps it isn't really 14250 but instead 14250.0000001
Turn off instant 2D & 3D. Problem solved.
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