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Bug with global variables?!?!

Question asked by Archival Jones on Jul 15, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 17, 2013 by Asdf Aawer

I created two global variables X and Y and added them in a design table using $VALUE@X@Equations and $VALUE@Y@Equations.

 

When I block up external updates to the design table the design table does not update the global variables(so if the design table says x = 3 but it was x = 2 before then it stays x = 2). If I do not block updates then the equations editor ends up updating the table so that whatever the value was gets pushed to the table.

 

So I never end up with consisent data.

 

It only seems to do it to some variables. (In this case X)

 

I've attached a simple demo project that hopefully someone can varify.

 

Just select Other configuration and the two diameters should be 1.5 and 1.75 but you'll notice that the inner dimension will stay 1.0 which was the original. If you block table from external updates then nothing will change.

 

Seems like a pretty obvious bug?!? I'm obviously able to get around it by working with the dimensions directly in the design table but this isn't always the case.

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