2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 21, 2009 2:51 PM by Jerry Steiger

    2006 import diagnostics

    Jim Donnellon

      Is there a way to run import diagnostics on a existing part in 2006.  i have multiple imported assemblies with error's.  it seems in 2006 you can't run import diagnostics on parts that have already been imported.  or if i could just turn off the error notice.  i find that if i export the part out, then import it back in, i can run diagnostics. then do a save as. but then i have to fix contraints.

       

      thanks!

        • Re: 2006 import diagnostics
          Steve Calvert

          Jim, I have been pretty successful at doing diagnostics before by taking the assemblies and making them as simple as possible before running any diagnostics.  Example, I have imported a Pro/E assembly file and dumbed it down to just what I truely needed and then saved as to make a single solidworks part file and then fixed what I needed.  The only time this doesn't work well is for surfaces.  You have to fix what surface problems there are before you save as.

           

          Good luck

           

          BTW, I use 2006 in production and have 2009 loaded and sometimes I use 2009 to fix surface problems because it allows me to fix gaps separetly.

           

          Steve

          • Re: 2006 import diagnostics
            Jerry Steiger

            Jim,

             

            Import Diagnostics is only available on a "naked" imported part. Once you make a change to the part, SolidWorks takes the import diagnostics away from you. I have no idea why it works that way and find it quite infuriating. Your work-around of exporting the part and importing again is the only one I know of.

             

            Jerry Steiger