Does Solidworks has a tolerance analysis tool that you can check tolerance stack-up within an assembly. Currently I'm using Vis VSA (3D tolerance Tool) to do this but I was wondering if Solidworks has this feature built in.
We do have this capability in SolidWorks Premium and it is called TolAnalyst.
It is listed as the first item here:
and the information in our help system about it is here:
Your local reseller may be able to give you a demo of it if you do not have SolidWorks Premium.
I tried to use the TolAnasysis Study but whenever I seledted any feature to measure from I get a message "Selected entities does not have DimXpert data. Not sure what to do next.
Attached is what I'm trying to achieve and my assembly.
I couldn't open the assembly, I don't have 2010 yet.
To fix the error you got you need to have each part associated in the tolerance loop toleranced using DimXpert, basically you need to tell Solidworks the tolerances of all the features in question
A month and a half late but here goes.
As I said earlier, you have to make sure that each feature in the tolerance loop is dimensioned using DimXpert. The pin, the shaft, the mounting hole and the opposing face.
You picked the "correct" forum to ask this question, but you might want to ask in General as well. I asked in this forum about other tolerance analysis programs and basically got no response. I asked in General and got a couple of helpful responses.
I hadn't seen Vis VSA. How well does it work for you? Any comparison to SigmundWorks from Varatech or CETOL from Sigmetrix?
Thanks for the suggestion. I am not familiar with either SignundWorks or Cetol. I used Vis VSA for 3D tolerance modelling. Basically you import a JT file from any software package and you would use this to create features to be used in your analysis. VisVsa is mostly used for tolerance analysis within assemblies. You do not have to have models to start as you can create features to represent your model. Vis VSA works well but you have to be using it continually to keep up to date. I've also used SDI tools to do 2D tolerance analysis. This is an excel based program. You can download a free trial at SDI tools website.
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