Equations in Sketch Dimensions, I only get a red '!' in the 'Evaluate To' column and the dimensions do NOT reflect the equations. What is the fix?
Does it happens with all file or a particular file.
Can you upload the offending file or an example. Also make sure you're not making a cyclic relationship.
Thank you for offering to help. It happens in all applications and a freind of mine has the same issues. What seems like it would be straingt forward, is not.
Here is a simple example, sketch a 5" X 4" rectangle, put a 2" diameter circle approximately in the center of the rectangle. Assuming that you have Smart Dimensioned the sketch items, dimension the center of the circle off of the bottom and side of the rectangle. Use equations, modify these centering dimensions, i.e., make the vertical centering dimension 1/2 of the height of the rectangle. Do the same to the horizontal. Then change the rectangle's dimensions, in theroy the circle shoud stay centered inside the rectangle. It does not for me or my friend, we have competely seperate systems and versions of SolidWorks.
You need to delete the coincident relationship between the circle center and both dashed lines.
Thanks for the ideas. I tried that and it still did not work. I keep getting the red exclamation mark. Any more ideas?
Larry, post the file so I can look at it, unzipped.
An example file is attached. This is as per your procedure. I am using SW2009 SP5.0.
Please check this file if it works as expected.
Hope it helps!!!
It's working here.
no matter how many times I change the length and width of the rectangle, the circle stays in the middle.
Can you attach your part as I'm sure there is some kind of relation getting added. And any chance you used a center rectangle for the creating your rectangle and then added the circle with center point on rectangle center point.
I am having the same trouble. I have a complex drawing with 23 equations. It used to work perfectly. Now, all equations get ???. I made a new part, added one equation that says "test"=2. This still will not evaluate. Is there a global switch to turn on/off equations?
What has changed on your system or with SolidWorks between the time it work and now?
Same computer setup, upgraded to SW 2011 sp4.
For some reason, the equations just do not work at all.
This has happened a few times to me and fellow employees,
For us, a restart, fixes this problem.
I rebooted my computer and Solidworks, but still no equations work.
Sorry that didn't work,
Although for us it was related to this process not running, can you check to see if this process is running on your computer?
I have swvbaserver.exe*32 running using 24.440K RAM, but not much CPU time. Is it a problem that it is *32 bit application? I am running SW 2011 sp4 64-bit.
Mine is the same, 64 bit solidworks and the swvbaserver shows 32.
Sorry that didn't fix it,
but at least we know that the vba server isn't the issue.
Hopefully someone else will have a solution for you.
I contacted support and followed their suggestions. I zapped the registry to get a new registry, but no equations. I repaired the installation, but no equations still. Another user on my machine still had no equations. Finally, I removed SolidWorks totally, and reinstalled SW 2011 SP5 and my equations are working again. No idea what was the problem.
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