I have seen that 2011 supported some of the new symbols and changes made to the Y14.5 GD&T. Does 2012 fully support the Y14.5-2009?
Short answer, No.
Any idea as to when SWX will have this updated to support the updated standards?
At this rate, several years after the standard is changed again........
Sorry, only SW can answer this question.....
What areas do you think need updating to support 2009?
it appears there is an SPR pending to get SW current with the updated Y14.5. It is SPR 482875. I just happened to have a customer ask if 2012 was compliant.
It would be nice if it supported the whole thing. When company's specify that their drawings comply with ASME-Y14.5-2009
it would be nice if the software they were using supported it also.
Do you have a specific examples of where you are completely prevented from following ASME or ISO? Also, do you have an example of where you may not be completely prevented, but the tools that are available do not give you the result that is immediately in compliance with the standards?
I ask this out of a sincere desire to fix any compliance issues that may be present.
I really appreciate your genuine interest in trying to fix and address this.
I do not have any specific examples. I speak based on talking to ones on this forum
over the years on this issue knowing that SW has not been compliant to this spec for at least
3 years now. I just feel that if that is the biggest most widely used standard and with the
software constantly making attempts to stay ahead and upto date with modern times this
would be one of the areas that should be addressed.
Although I'm aware of very specific situations where the software doesn't exactly provide a quick method to allow the user to follow the ASME standard, real world examples of these in use are actually fairly sparse, particularly since the 2011 release in 2010. Check out my previous comment to Troy.
The question indicated "completely". Currently there are new symbols used that still are not available through SW geometric tolerancing dialog box. It has been three years since the update to Y14.5 and it suprise's me that SW is still not fully up to speed with the new standard. I don't understand why SW can't go through the standard and add all the missing components.
I know there are a couple of modifying symbols that may need to be created (but are not critical because they are literally text), but you mentioned GTOL. In the GTOL area, Transform is also not immediately available. Which other symbols are missing in GTOL area of SolidWorks?
Are all of these modifiers available within the geometric tolerancing box?
Of course, not all of these are valid within the Feature Control Frame. These are general modifier symbols, of which many (not all) are applicable to GTOL. On this list, the only symbol that isn't currently supported is Transform which should be available to add as a modifier of Datums within the Feature Control Frame.
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