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Compute Surface Area for All Configurations

Question asked by Stephane Morvan on Dec 7, 2020
Latest reply on Dec 8, 2020 by Stephane Morvan

Hello,

 

I have a Solidworks file with about 700 configurations in it of a reasonably complex part (so hand calculations are out of the questions). There is a single body resulting from all the different features and operations in the function tree.

 

I would like to compute the surface area for all 700 configurations and output this to a .txt file, as in 'Configuration = XX' where the number is the computed surface area.

 

That script should also spot any transient error in the configuration change (every now and then, I get a rebuild error which disappear when I force a rebuild by opening and closing the equations). 

 

I will most likely have to let the PC run the macro overnight, since each configuration change takes on average 30s.

 

Has anyone come across anything similar?

 

TIA!

 

S.M.

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