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  • 1. Equations in structural members / weldments
    I'm using weldments (in SW 2004) for the first time, and I've seemingly found a limitation and was wondering if there's a workaround. I'm creating weldment profiles to use as structural members, and the process I'm using is:- - new part - sketch the profile and constrain it - add some equations to better capture the design intent - save the part in the profiles folder as a "library feature" (I think that's the term it uses) So far, it all works fine. - create new part that will have the weldment - sketch the "ladders" of the weldment - add structural members At this point, when I do a rebuild it says the equations are not valid, even though the dimensions exist. If I delete the equations that were brought in automatically with the profiles, and then recreate them, it gives the same errors. Does this mean that equations are not permitted within structural members? Why does it let me save them in the library feature if they are of no use later? Has this been fixed in SW2006, which we will be upgrading to shortly? Regards, John Harland
  • 2. Macro to turn on and off add ins
    I would like to do a macro to turn on and shut off addins in my solidworks. Anybody have any ideas.
  • 3. not such good news
    i wish i could say that was good news to me, but considering that thi is for a research project and my deadline is fast approaching i ma have to try and be really creative with this. I wish I could giv nastran a shot, however having the funds of a typical student (ak being broke) i was lucky to purchase the student version o solidworks/cosmosworks....which by the way they assured me would mee my fea needs perfectly!!! With that said I hopped over to nastran' site and even if i were to find the extra $$ for the student version I don't think it could quite cover all the models I need t study....my school is of no help on this one either...as a physic major for some reason my department has a severe attitude when i comes to engineering topics....as a matter of fact I was EXTREMEL lucky to get my research approved (luckily one professor thought i was a good idea). In other words, since I'm not studyin superconductors or nuclear physics I get zero help from the school a far as resources go. Any suggestions on what direction to head fro here would be GREATLY appreciated

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Postby western1812 » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 01:33:32 GMT

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Re: 40,000 models/drawings free at McMaster-Carr

Postby Mr. Me » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 10:18:36 GMT

I clicked on at least 20 assorted items and no models.  Do you have a 
specific example?








Re: 40,000 models/drawings free at McMaster-Carr

Postby Keith Streich » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 22:01:37 GMT

We had the McMaster boys in on 4-13-05 and they were asking about
suggestions, changes and how we used their website.  The first thing which
popped into my mind was to make their 3D models more accessible.

Instead of searching and searching down through all their items, then
entering given specifications, then showing if there was an available
models, just get me to the parts.  If something is exactly as I require,
great, they are number one on the vendor list.  If not, let me modify an
available model/solid for my requirements and I'll search for vendors later,
but I'll get my work done.

They could be a great source for part data and part dimensional
representation.

Give me your thoughts, I'm sure they are still open for suggestions and I'm
positive they don't watch this group.

I just thought it would be nice to see what everyone else thought.

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