can i use dimxpert gd&t call outs of a part to satisfy dimxpert gd&t callouts of a drawing? And what is the difference between dimxpert for drawings and dimxpert for parts?
Yes, you can import the GD & T callouts that are created within the parts enviroment on drawing views. I am not sure if that answers your question of 'satisfying' gd&t callouts on drawings.
The difference betweent the two DimXperts is:
Hope this helps
Is Solidworks working on improving the interfacing between the model and the drawing
when it comes to Dimxpert?
While I have not used it a ton, when I did I struggled to get the GD&T to show up
like it does when you create it in the drawing. That is aligned with the view and the edges
selected. Based on this thread link I am not alone.
We understand there are some usability issues with DimXpert between drawings and parts. The focus of DimXpert was within the part environment to eliminate the need for drawings and allow for a paperless approach. Unfortunately that created a gap between parts and drawings and we are awaiting more customer feedback like yours to see if the need/desire is there.
Thank you for your attention to this. While I totolly understand
what you said and see the point you are making, I am called back to my
Pro-E days when my datums were established in the models and imported
into the drawings. I would love to see that same parametric handshake
between models and drawings for Solidworks. I loolk forward to this
in the future.
Yes you can use the dimxpert info created in the part environment, in the drawing file. The method used is utlilizing the view pallette tab on the RHS of the screen. It is easier to have your part open in the background that has the dimxpert scheme. Using the pull down window select the part file that you want to insert views from. Under the options area make sure that the dimxpert radio button is checked, then just drag and drop the views from this pane into the drawing environment. You can tell which views hold the dimexpert data by the (A) in front of the view name. You do have to plan your dimexpert scheme to show the data in a logically annotation view.
Now that being said, we use MBD (Model Based Definition) exclusivly, and have beat the dimxpert module to the corner and back. It's not even close to working properly! Lately it has started dropping dim schemes from part files for no reason and Solidworks doesn't seem like they are in any kind of hurry to fix it. I have had SPR ourstanding for a couple of years now. It's a shame because when it does work it is much faster than any of the other methods for doing GD&T. But it most certainly doesn't work to the ASME 14.41 yet.
You mention an SPR and issue about parts dropping schemas. Do you have an example part or have you filed an SR for this exact issue. This would be an unacceptable issue and would like to follow up if it needs immediate correction.
The SPR# is 615451, this isn't the first time we've raised this issue but it doesn't seem to get fixed. Depending on the release is has been more or less stable 2011 has been the worst.
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