How can i change my k-factor default. I know how to change for each part. But iwould like to change the default from .5 to .37 so whan i load a new part it is already set to .37. I know it something simple but i just cannot find it.
If you will go to the registry editor and find this key: HKEY_Current_User\Software\SolidWorks\SolidWorks20xx\General
in the right side look for Sheet Metal K Factor it will have a value of .5 here you can change it to be what you want it to be.
Thanks for the info. I will give it a shot. I am alittle scared to get into the registry editor. I will get one our tech guys do it. Thanks
You are welcome. Caution is always a good thing when working with the registry. I'm sure you could do it but if you are not comfortable doing it always better to let someone more knowlagable to give it a try.
I think modify registry is not a good solution.
It's better spend time to create a good gauge table.
I understand about the making a guage table also. I just was looking to get the default closer to what we use. Thanks
I think the classic work-around for this is to make a new part with your sheet metal template. Make a sheet metal part. Change the k-factor to the value you want. Delete the sheet metal feature. Save the template. As I recall, the k-factor (and bend radius and possibly some other values) gets saved even though the sheet metal feature is no longer in the template.
I remember something like that in a older version of solid works. You could change the part template and that would fix your k-factor. But today that does not seem to work. Thanks for all the great ideas.
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