4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 17, 2018 8:15 AM by Michael Kudla

    How to efficiently create large numbers of global variables.

    Michael Kudla

      Hi there, thanks for reading.

      I attempting to create a Part in SW2018 which uses a large number of global variables.

      These variables represent dimensions which define spline curves (essentially), which are defined by a sketch.

      My current design uses 8 splines with about 50 points each. Having an x,y,z dimension for each point means that I'm using ~ 8*50*3 = 1200 global variables.

      These global variables are updated by means of a design table.

      I have attempted to create these global variables within the Equation Editor, as well as by creating dimensions and defining a global variable within the dimension edit dialog.

      The problem I'm having is that this process is VERY slow. Is there a way to more quickly create these variables, and then to subsequently assign them to another variable by means of an equation?

      Thank you.