When an assembly is saved to a new file with "Save as Copy" to a new name,
equations which drive the newly created assembly still reference the old
name and are in error with a red "!", (it can't find the original assembly).
Shouldn't there be an automatic way that SolidWorks should update the
dimension variable names to the new file name without me having to manually
edit the equations themselves?
I suppose I can copy and paste into Word, do a find and replace, copy and
paste back into the equation editor, but doesn't that seem Mickey mouse?
If you're lucky, SW will notice the name change and ask if you want it to
update references (when you open the assembly). I'm not sure what
circumstances trigger this. I haven't seen it enough times to notice a
pattern. I usually have to make corrections manually. I'm fairly certain
there is no other mechanism, but it might be worth pestering the VAR just
in case I'm wrong. If I am, please let me know.
Thank you for your quick response and confirming this! I have noticed the
dialog in the past also, but nothing popped up this time (many more
equations and a little more involved and not my model, just when one would
hope SW would help).
Sam wrote in news:1177087674.578506.205220
I always use SW Explorer or pack & go to copy and rename things. THey
simply fail quite often to update equations, and never update design
Did it using SolidWorks and SolidWorks Explorer. My VAR got back to be and
said they had to be manually updated. Quite amazing 2007-1995=12 years to
get this simple find and replace right. It will get fixed someday, but I'm
not putting any money of the year.