Is it possible to create a Scheme manually?
How do you change a plus/minus dim to geometric (basic)?
I check the box for geometric and I get plus/minus.
Does this thing really work?
I guess it would have been helpful to turn the damn DimXpert toolbar on!
So you got it figured out?
I have started using the dimxpert in my models and I wish there
was a more effective way of representing it in drawings. It doesn't come in too
effectively. Have you mastered the dimxpert to showup in drawings yet?
forget about drawings, i can't get it to work right on a model.
some things are ok but getting a basic dim instead of a plus/minus is next to impossible.
profiles are also a bitch.
and if basic gdt is such a pain i can't imagine how difficult complex scheme's will be.
Fair enough. Good points.
I went to the Dimxpert class at SWW2011 and thought I would give it a try when I got home.
Personally I can see where the GDT can come in handy making it more parametric with your
drawing to model relationship, but I don't get the advantage of the dimension side of things.
Maybe go to the Solidworks World location on this portal and down load the Dimxpert presentation.
There might be some value in there for you.
well ... i'm making some progress.
all i have to do is figure out how connect edge faces for one loop to create a single profile feature. by doing that it should allow the r.13 to go to a basic dim instead of plus/minus.
i wasn't worried about tolerances, just getting everything defined with desired look.
Very nice Ken.
Answer me this, what is the difference between the sketch dimensions and the ones
created through dimxpert? I haven't researched enough to find an answer to that.
apparently the dimensions in DimXpert are unique. with these Dims and the Geometric Tolerance / Feature Frames in place the system can determine whether the part is correctly labeled using GD&T per ASME Y14.5. the dimensions and feature frames combine to identify where the part has been defined and where it has not.
in DimXpert, if the part is defined it will display in green.
once I put a pattern on the holes and applied a geometric tolerance I could then get the basic dimensions. you have to right click on a position tolerance feature (in fm) to get option for basic dimension. the logic Solidwork's uses is very weird.
Hello SolidWorks, It would be really nice for the user to apply any feature frame or dimension (basic) in "any order" as desired.
Then let DimXpert give the feedback for under-defined, fully defined or over defined.
Thanks Ken for the explanation. I am wanting to use dimxpert, because it reminds
me of what Pro-E brought to the table when it came to GDT and parametric between the model
and the drawing. In Pro-E the datums were defined in the models and were imported into the drawings.
One of the few things I did like about Pro-E.
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