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Weldment models unstable in drawing environment?

Question asked by Jason Lackey on Jul 23, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 23, 2012 by Glenn Schroeder

Although I ran into constant issues when drafting weldments in 2011, it seems that 2012 is even worse.  When I place a view of the entire weldment, and then use the "Relative View" command to draft the indivisual bodies, it works sometimes, but then does not many others.  Even when I dimension the body on the view of the entire weldment as opposed to the relative, single body view, I still get errors.  If you look at the screenshots, you will see the edges I am trying to use highlighted, and the resulting dimensions.  This seems very unstable. 

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I even tried inserting a line over the edge, and it throws it out to the same point where the 0 is shown.  The part in the view is not even 20".  The dimensions it is grabbing are from a body on the weldment not even shown in the view.  Are weldment models not to be used for drafting?  Seems like a waste of time to use the weldment feature if they cannot be used to create drawings.  Any suggs?

 

Jason Lackey

SolidWorks 2012

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