9 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2015 5:53 PM by Daniel Bergqvist

    Enter equations in smart dimension

    Daniel Bergqvist

      How do I enter a new equation in smart dimension?

       

      I was using SolidWorks 2012 and I started a new sketch, added a rectangle, selected "Smart Dimension" and clicked on a line of the rectangle and then entered an equation, for example "=30/45".

       

      Now I have started to use SolidWorks 2014 and when I enter the equation in "Smart Dimension" nothing happens when I click <Enter>-key or the green icon. Is this a bug or a feature? And if it's a feature, why?

       

      If I enter "32" it works fine. But if enter "=32" nothing happens. No error message. Nothing.

       

      I build model trains and most my dimensions is scaled down, so I almost always enter dimensions like =300/45. And it would be very hard to work with SolidWorks if I have to create every equation before using it in SmartDimension.

       

      Kind regards,
      Daniel