Implementing a Sketched Jog on a sheet metal part causes SolidWorks to instantly crash/close.
Reproducible on 4 separate computers.
Make that 5.....I'm running SP4.0
Minus one - check the attached part
Wasn't Iain trying to create a jog?
This one has a Jog
That's a Sketched Bend, not a Jog. Please try using this button:
There is something wacky with your gauge table. I unchecked "Use gauge table" and it worked fine.
Can you elaborate? It's the stock/default one from SolidWorks, as far as I know.
I could be wrong, but since it indicates "Steel Air Bending" I think this is actually a bend table.
Crashed on mine using your table. It's your table that is causing it. I removed the table and changed to default. Works fine.
I was able to get the part to successfully jog by moving the sketch for the jog from "Front" onto the face of the part. There is no geometrical difference here (Front is that surface) but by putting the sketch on the part, it seems to have solved it. So it can't have anything to do with the sheet metal table.
if I don't use a sheet metal table, what is the workaround? I like the default drop-down because I can pick 12 or 14 or 16 gauge. Are you guys just manually entering the thickness for every part? If so, what numbers are you using? Sheet metal numbers are horrible.
Ok Iain,, so the table is not the issue although not using it allows the jog to work. A real head scratcher. I also found that by adding other sketch lines (top or bottom) on the same part and using the jog on them works fine without changing any other settings.
Like John and Bob I never use bend or gauge tables and I have been doing this for a long time. I don't like the silly numbers they give you. I suppose I could edit the excel files to be more suitable to the real world but I simply punch the thickness and radius in so I'm not limited to what the table has for choices. The thicknesses in the standard table gives you what you would see in the "Machinery's Handbook" or a suppliers stock list but not what you end up with on the shop floor (low end of the tolerance) It is kind of nice to have 3 decimal places to work with also.
So do you just use like 1.9 mm, 1.5 mm, 1.2 mm etc. for 14 Ga, 16 Ga, 18 Ga, etc...?
Gosh, that is a tough one. I tend to only think in decimals of an inch. Like .055, .047, .104.
A number is a number - what makes sheet metal numbers horrible
Just google sheet metal thickness gauge - If you insist on using a sheet metal table, then I hope someone replies that uses one on a regular basis, I'm sure there are guys out there...
That is exactly why I don't use guage tables. Why add another variable that can cause unknown issues....
exactly why I don't use a lot of sheet metal features, I know at times I'm still stuck in the "Ice Age" - but I don't experience sheet metal failures, near as much, just model the part and insert bends.. Yeah once in a while I'll try something, just to see if the new SPO's have corrected the issues.
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