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SW2012 equation editor / multiple part instance question

Question asked by Jim Wilson on Sep 24, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 30, 2013 by Chris Stout



I am a bit confused about how the equation editor works. I have an assembly with 3 instances of a part, and each instance is a different part configuration. At the assembly level, I created 3 global variables in the equation editor, and then tried to tie each of them to a common dimension in the part. The dimension name in the table for each part does show the instance number properly, with suffixes 1, 2, and 3 present. I am trying to control the same dimension in each of the 3 part instances; I have a global variable for each instance/configuration.


What is happening is that the dimension is being set for all 3 instances, and it is accepting only the last of the 3 global variables.


I hope I explained this clearly.


If this scheme does not work, is there any way at the assembly level to have 3 global variables drive the same dimension in 3 instances of a part, where each part is in a different part configuration?


This is SW2012 SP5 on Win7 64bit Pro.



Thanks, Jim