Hi All:

I am hoping this is possible:

I have an angle mate that I want to define with an equation. Presently I have an equation set up as "el_angle = 45". I now want to either create a new angle mate or edit an existing one by using the equation value - i.e. typing "el_angle" where the angle dim usually goes. What is the correct procedure? Typing it in certainly doesn't work

(I have posted this at another SW website eith no reply...sigh)

Thx

Andre

Create and re-name the dimension (for easier recognition in the equation)

Open the Equation editor

Click on the dimension and the 'name' should appear in the editor field

Complete the equation by adding

=45°-or-

When creating the dimension (or double-click an existing dimension), click on the chevron at the RH side of the value field, and select

Add EquationThe dimension should be automatically added in the editor.

See http://help.solidworks.com/2010/English/solidworks/sldworks/parts/HIDD_NEW_RELATION.htm

EDIT: Sorry, just realised you were asking about entering an Angle Mate value into an equation. Still basically the same answer though.

After creating the mate, double-click the mate in the Feature Tree to show the angle in the graphics area.

Double cick the angle dimension and clcik the 'down' chevron

Select

Add EquationComplete the equation.