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Read only dimensions on parts in an assembly

Question asked by Matthew Purdy on Jul 30, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 30, 2018 by Matthew Purdy

Hey Guys,


This is killin me. I have an assembly with two parts. I want to link a dimension in one part to another using equations. For some reason, every time I try to define a dimension as a particular global variable, Solidworks says that the dimension is "Read-only." This is weird because when I check using windows explorer, the individual files for both the assembly and parts are not read-only. When I go into any other part and assembly I've made I don't have the same problem. I can edit the dimensions when I open the part file separately, just not in the assembly...


I'm not using PDM, but the files are on a server. Again, there are parts and assemblies in the same folder that don't have this problem. I can't seem to find anyone else on the forums who's had the same problem.


Thanks guys,