Hey guys. This is probably a stupid question...but just as the title says...when doing an interference detection of an assembly, I get what you see in the attached pic. Can anyone tell me how to read this value properly?
Your answer was correct for the OP as it shows the volume of interference.
I sort of knew what Darren was getting at as I also think knowing the volume isn't much help for me I would rather see a linear dimension.
This has been covered in a few recent posts so I know I am not alone in this.
I wouldn't be surprised if Darren was in the same line of work as me.
If I had a stiffener plate going into a plate girder and the interference after working out from the volume / or the measure tool was say 1mm, then this would be ok to leave as is.
So what if the plate is 1mm too long this is why God invented big hammers.
However if it was say 5mm too long then we would need to edit or if already cut get out the burning torch.
At the moment the only way to work this out is either calculate or use the measure tool at every shown interference.
It´s the volume of interference.
I figured that...but how to read it so that I can fix the interference?
The detected interferences are listed under Results. The volume of each interference appears to the right of each listing. Under Results, you can:Select an interference to highlight it in red in the graphics area.Expand interferences to display the names of the interfering components.Right-click an interference and select Zoom to selection, to zoom to the interfering components in the graphics area.Right-click an interference and select Ignore.Right-click an ignored interference and select Un-Ignore.
2014 SOLIDWORKS Help - Detecting Interferences Between Assembly Components
Hope this helps.
As Ingvar has said it show the volume of interference.
I was involved in a thread the other month about this.
Some of us would rather that the information given included a linear dimension.
It's easier (for me at least) to know if a part goes into another part by how far.
For example if it goes in by say 0.5mm we (for the type of work we do) would say it's ok, but if it went in by say 2mm we would investigate.
At Present as it only gives a volume you have to work out the distance it goes in.
Completely agree Mark. Ingvar didn't understand where I was going with this and stated the obvious to me. I don't care for the "volume" of interference...just how much linear interference there is between those two parts. I take it that there is nothing we can "click" to show a different value rather than volume? That would be too easy I suppose.
Unfortunately at the moment the interference detection only shows volume, no there is nothing that you can use to show linear interference.
What I do is use the measure tool to measure the distance one part goes into another.
The downside to this is if there was say 20 or 30 instances.
These could all be minute say 0.1mm so we would ignore, but you would have to check each one as you can guarantee one would be say 2 - 3mm which we would need edit.
This is why I would like to see a linear interfere I could quickly see how far a part goes into another and then choose to ignore or edit as I see fit.
Unfortunately I don't think many people use SolidWorks to do what I do (Structural Steel work, bridges / buildings etc), so most people don't need this function (linear dimension).
All I can suggest is raise an ER or ask your VAR to raise one on your behalf and explain why you need this function or vote for an already raised one in regard to this and maybe in a future release it will be available.
Yep...I need a "go or no go" type of deal here. My case is inserting a part into a cylindrical bore...it goes or it doesn't go. I need to know how much interference there is so that I can lessen the part's overall width (by that amount plus wiggle room) so that it slides into the bore. Easy in theory....SW doesn't seem to facilitate this. Ugh...
Sorry about stating the obvious. Didn´t know where you where going with this, sorry.
Darren King wrote: Hey guys. This is probably a stupid question...but just as the title says...when doing an interference detection of an assembly, I get what you see in the attached pic. Can anyone tell me how to read this value properly?
Darren King wrote:
Sometimes threads need to go back and forth between people before those who are contributing with answers fully understand where people are going.
Only trying to help.
No problem! I appreciate your prompt input buddy.
Actually, I'm in the automotive performance sector Mark. No bridges here.
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