3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 17, 2018 7:52 AM by Glenn Schroeder

    Slot becomes undefined after using Linear Sketch Pattern

    X. Men

      I was creating a straight slot over a sketch and defined all required dimensions. The slot becomes fully defined but as I use linear sketch pattern for it, it becomes undefined. It doesn't move or drag, just undefined and turns blue.

       

      I have attached a test file.

        • Re: Slot becomes undefined after using Linear Sketch Pattern
          Deepak Gupta

          Not sure why but if I delete the 20 mm dimension and add the 10 mm dimension, it is all good

           

            • Re: Slot becomes undefined after using Linear Sketch Pattern
              Ned Hutchinson

              I think there is a problem with slots that get patterned and then defined by dimensions.

              I had a part that had a lot of uprights driven by length of part,

              between each uprights i had slots defined by dimensions,

              so that if lentgh of part changed the slots would be same distance from uprightsyey

               

              Changed length of part to came back to look at slots, they moved

              Edit sketch to see why they moved,

              Solidworks somehow changed my fully defined dimensions

               

              Arrrggghhh, bloody slots!

               

              anyone else ever had this problem?

                • Re: Slot becomes undefined after using Linear Sketch Pattern
                  Glenn Schroeder

                  Ned Hutchinson wrote:

                   

                  I think there is a problem with slots that get patterned and then defined by dimensions.

                  I had a part that had a lot of uprights driven by length of part,

                  between each uprights i had slots defined by dimensions,

                  so that if lentgh of part changed the slots would be same distance from uprightsyey

                   

                  Changed length of part to came back to look at slots, they moved

                  Edit sketch to see why they moved,

                  Solidworks somehow changed my fully defined dimensions

                   

                  Arrrggghhh, bloody slots!

                   

                  anyone else ever had this problem?

                   

                  It's been so long since I tried to use a sketch pattern that I don't remember.  Probably not.