1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 13, 2014 10:49 AM by Deanna Walch

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

    Jeff Morriss

      Hello,

       

      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:

       

      ex)

       

      1"

      1.5"

      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...

       

      ex)

      "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