I'm in the tutorials trying to start a assembly. They are asking to go in Property Manager, in Options and click on Graphics Preview. I cannot find the Property Manager they are refering to, where is it?
This is the property manager.
It becomes visible anytime you perform a function whether it be in a part or assembly.
When you start a new assy, this is what you should see - on the LH side by default.
Ok, if you don't get what I showed you, and you only get this first pic, then start a new assy and then go to Insert\Component\Existing Part/Assembly and you will see the second pic. Check the box for Start command when creating new assembly. Then you will see what I first posted.
I'm having the same problem at the start of 'Creating a Base Flange' Tutorial, step 6. I've exited the sketch in step 5, and then it tells me to make setting in the PropertyManager. What function am I performing after exiting a sketch that would show the property manager? Is something different in the 2012 version?
This is what I see when I try it here. I presume you are not getting this graphic preview either? To answer your direct question, the action you are intending to do next is determine the extrude dimensions based on your sketch.
If you are not getting this preview, then take a look at your sketch. For an open sketch profile as shown, the side lines have to be attached to the end of the horizontal base line. Are you maybe not connected properly there?
I was not getting the graphic preview when I closed the sketch. Bill Mitchell pointed out that I needed to click the Base Flange icon again to bring up the PropertyManager, after exiting the sketch. The preview appeared along with the PropertyManager.
The next stumper was Adding a Miter Flange in the same tutorial. Where is the Propagate icon in step 4? This time I did get the Miter Flange propertymanager, with the sketch selected, but get the message 'No suitable edge selected' on clicking the green check mark.
You should not have to click on anything else to get the PM to show. Do you have this setting checked?
For the second issue, the sketch that is showing in the Miter Parameters box at the top should not be there - it needs to be the edge selected in step 7. So delete that sketch and reselect the edge. Then the propagate icon should show up about half way down the side.
Yes, Autoshow property manager is checked. (It did show for the Miter Flange) I'm just getting started with SW, and haven't changed any settings yet.
Ok, I see now that I was supposed to select the blue highlighted line. I was concentrating on the text, which only said exit the sketch and click Propagate. If I had known what a Miter Flange was, I might have had a better idea what I was supposed to do.
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