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Modifying Sketch Dimensions - Cannot enter " (inch) symbol - Global Variable(?)

Question asked by Jeff Morriss on Aug 5, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 13, 2014 by Deanna Walch



I'm currently having a (seemingly random) issue when trying to modify sketch dimensions of parts...


usually when I'm entering dimensions (regardless of base template units) I'm able to enter values in the following fashion:






1 1/2"


solidworks will normally accept these inputs and convert whatever entry to the base units of the template...


now, some times when I enter values followed by the " (inch) mark I'm given the following pop-up...



"Create a new global variable named "1”" ?"

Yes / No


^ where I would have tried to enter 1" as my dimensional value



I do not have any equations in the parts / assemblies... or any active filters that would think I'm editting equations... the odd thing is that it doesn't prompt this "error" for every dimensional change, I have not yet observed a pattern as the problem has just surfaced


I am still able to enter inch values by typing "in"



anyone have any advice? seen this problem before?... not a HUGE deal but even 1 extra letter when entering dimensions becomes a chore after the 10th / 100th / 1000th change...



thanks again,


- Jeff