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DRIVE MULTI-BODY MULTI-THICKNESS SHEETMETAL PART WITH MULTIPLE GLOBAL VARIABLES

Question asked by Ben Harm on Aug 30, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 20, 2019 by Steve Geraci

Hi all,

I have a multi-body part that has several sheetmetal parts with different thicknesses. I want to be able to drive these various sheetmetal thicknesses with multiple global variable. For instance, sheetmetal body 1 thickness would be linked to global variable "Thickness_1", sheetmetal body 2 thickness would be linked to global variable "Thickness_2", etc.

Is this possible? It looks like Solidworks creates its own global variable "Thickness" upon creation of first sheetmetal body. This can only be modified in the original Sheet-Metal feature. I can override the thickness on subsequent sheetmetal parts but why can't I drive these overridden thicknesses with my own global variables?

Thanks

Ben

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