Weldments to bill of materials is a mess. Needs fixing now.
Solidworks 2020 SP1 is now available.
Have you tried sp 0.1?
What is making it die???
It is available now if you sign up for Early Visibility.
I have several large projects in the works, stupidly updated to 2020 SP0.1 hoping a couple bugs with cut-list would have been fixed. Unfortunately there are many bugs between weldments and cut-lists. Mainly body descriptions in cut list get jumbled up. Balloons don't match cut list. I'ts been incredibly frustrating with many days lost.
What is early visibility?
I'm having a lot of problems with cut lists as well. When I create a configuration of a weldment and change the part numbers of all of the configurations' cut list items they will randomly revert back to a part number that was initially assigned to a body but is no longer assigned to ANY of the bodies. It's as if its storing that part number in hiding someone and pulling it back out whenever it feels like it
No issues with balloons. If you copy a drawing and update the references to a different part or configuration you have to delete the weldment cut list and re insert it, however. Until then the balloons will be wrong.
Go into greater detail with me on it and I'll see if I can recreate it and submit a bug.
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My advice (partially based on past experience), if you only have one SolidWorks license, I do not recommend upgrading to early visibility. EV is essentially a "beta" release for users to test. If you have more than one license only upgrade one and test your workflows to make sure they do not get worse.
Precisely why I'd never release to production sooner than SP2 or preferably SP5. I'm not interested in being a guinea pig for major issues. I feel for you and hope your VAR can resolve soon.
You can always revert back to 2019 sp5.0
SP 1 is available.
Solidworks 2020 SP1 is now available for download.
Looks like there are a few cutlist SPR fixed in SP1.0.
Not if he's saved any files in the 2020 format.
Exactly, I tried.
100%, I've stuck to a similar logic in the past, never again will I upgrade to anything before SP2.
You do know you can run multiple version at the same time?
I have been using 2019 and 2020 at the same time since 2020 SP0.
Yes sir, I've done that in the past but try to avoid it. I would have reverted to 2019 if I didn't save a 6 month project in 2020.
Frederick Law wrote: You do know you can should run multiple version at the same time?I have been using 2019 and 2020 at the same time since 2020 SP0.
Frederick Law wrote:
You do know you can should run multiple version at the same time?
You should always install and test the next version of SW out to see if there are problems with your workflow, whether it's SP0 or SP5 before upgrading. Sometimes they introduce new bugs in subsequent SPs.
I didn't do big project on 2020.
Used it to modify some old projects and started some small one.
Can't run different SP side by side.
Need to hope uninstall doesn't break anything.
I'm trying SP1 but I didn't see any fixes to the issues with Weldment cut lists. Be careful if your using weldments and cut list's, especially dissolving sub assemblies in BOM/Cutlist.
Frederick Law wrote: Can't run different SP side by side.Need to hope uninstall doesn't break anything.
Good point. That's why testing is very important. Don't move to a year release until you are sure...Then don't upgrade to a new SP unless they fix something you need. The good news is that if you do have to roll back to a previous SP in any particular year you shouldn't lose work, unlike if you jump the gun on moving to a new year of SW...I've been burned on that before. That's why I advise caution on jumping to a new release year of SW.
That's great advise.
We tend to have 2 Year versions of Solidworks installed but only use the New Year for small job testing so that we don't run into risks of losing larger projects. We use the stable version as a rule, and test the New year version until proven to be stable for our workflow.
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