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Problems with SW 2012 "New Equations Funtionality"... :-(

Question asked by Mauricio Martinez-Saez on Mar 29, 2012
Latest reply on May 6, 2012 by Tom Helsley

Some one have experienced this problems with SW 2012 ?

 

  • Can not create an equation to drive a dimension on a part level sketch using a variable (dimension, equation, etc.) from a sketch at a higher level assembly.  If on a dimension inside an sketch at the part level we enter "=" and then try to select a dimension from a sketch at the assembly level, the name of the dimension is copied "incomplete" (the reference to the assembly is missing) and SW do not allow to create the equation (see attached graph)

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As you see on the graph a double click on the assembly level skecth dimension produce a "partial name" (... @Pallet-01.SLDASM) is missing and the entry is colored red meaning that the sintax is incorrect.

 

If the complete name of the dimension is entered by hand, then the equation can be created (see following graph).

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DO THIS HAPPEN ONLY ON OUR MACHINES ?  OR THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM ? 

 

Do SolidWorks know about this?

 

Another big problem we have is the following:

 

Any feature (linear patern, etc.) diven by an equation using a "driven" dimension as one of the inputs, do not rebuild properly (only rebuilds after several Ctrl-Q).  ANOTHER REGRESSION???

 

Take a look at the attached part file.  Change the value of  the D1@Sketch1, (from 40" to 60") rebuild and will see that the pathern of perforations do not rebuild correctly on the first rebuild... perform a seccond rebuild and it will work.... but when the part is at the four level down it will require more that two some times... This invalidate a lot of the "automation" we build over six years.... :-(

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