Things that bug me!

1. People sending files to me done in SolidWorks when it obvious that they
didn't take the training class and then arguing with me about something
being wrong with the files.
That's all for today..Feel free to add yours to the list
Reply to
WormSign
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people sending drawing files done in solidworks but forgetting to send the PARTS.
Reply to
bob zee
1. Having to make a seemingly small change based on customer input that changes part\assembly design intent that makes the part\assembly almost completely unworkable as modeled in the parametric feature tree history. Also, having to basically remodel a part becasue of the situation above COMPLETELY DESTROYING any assembly intelligence built into the ORIGINAL design intent. (EVEN HAVING ALL THE SW TRAINING AND BEING A CSWP!!!!!)
2. Unknowingly having pre-released details changed because of the above situation and having improper fits and clearances because of something that seemed seemingly minor to the customer but not the ORIGINAL design intent.
3. Bills of materials constantly changing upon opening a drawing that even has the "DO NOT CHANGE ITEM #'S" option turned on destroying the origial part numbering.
4. COSMETIC THREADS MAY OR MAY NOT SHOW IN A DRAWING\MODEL CORRECTLY. WHO KNOWS WHY!!!!!!! THE DEADLINE IS DUE AND I JUST NEED TO RELEASE THIS F'ING DRAWING THAT LOOKS LIKE IT'S A CLEARANCE HOLE!!!!
5. WHY CAN'T I JUST DRAW A SLOT FROM THE HOLE WIZARD!!!!!!!
6. Good thing I just saved my work 10 minutes ago... SW just crashed AGAIN!!! I'm sure it's MY SOUND CARD! lol
7. why can't I draw a sketch point on the end of an existing line? I can add relations to do this separate! (For hole wizard holes mainly)
8. WHY CAN'T I PICK TO FACES TO DEFINE A MID-PLANE?
9. WHY DO SIHOULETTE DIMENSIONS AND RELATIONS ALWAYS BROWN OUT FOR NO APPRENT REASON ON DRAWINGS?
10. WHY DOES SW HAVE SO MANY QUIRKS? (TOO MANY TO LIST)
11. WHY DOES ONE SERVICE PACK FIX SOME ISSUES BUT BREAK MANY OTHERS?
12. WHY DID MY TANGENT MATE JUST FLIP IN MY ASSEMBLY???? WTF?
13. WHY DOESN'T BOB ZEE POST HERE ANYMORE?
14. WHY CAN'T I READ DUAL UNITS AT THE SAME TIME WHEN MEASURING? THINGS LIKE THIS IS WHY NASA IS SLAMMING SATELLITES ONTO THE SURFACE OF MARS!
I'm just frustrated today as well. I actually really like using SW most days. let's hope they recognize a lot of the issues to deliver a better product.
Don V. CSWP
Reply to
dvanzile3
oh wait...! Hey Bob Zee. You must have posted while I was ranting. I apologize.
Reply to
dvanzile3
i've never had any formal training and would consider myself competent enough to pass the cswp exam.
Reply to
kenneth
What bugs me is anyone that can't tell me what type of file it is.
"What do you mean you mean what type of file is it?"
I say," well let me try to make this a little more clear for you...... w..h..a..t t...y...p...e... o....f f...i...l...e... i...s i...t...?" (speaking slowly helps sometimes)
Reply to
jlbeen
bob z. lurks here almost everyday. bob z. doesn't want to 'ruin' anyone's posting, so he tries to only post when it is beneficial for everyone involved.
bob z. has been pretty busy lately, anyway, working with toolmakers that like to machine all of the details for a weldment /prior/ to welding. they come to good ol' bob z. with questions like, "how do you expect me to hold this hole within .010?" bob z. replies, "weld it and then machine it, of course!" toolmaker says, "it is already machined."
sweetness!
bob z.
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bob zee
"Uh, these mold drawings on our critical Project we've been on for 4 months...the 200 megs...uh huh."
"Well, I can't read them."
"You did what?"
"But we agreed to keep everything in SolidWorks 2006 because of bugs in 2007 Pre-Release & SP0 isn't even out yet..."
"So you were bored and upgraded anyway..."
"I'll bet you keep two girlfriends on the side, just so you always have a date after a long day with SolidWorks 2007..."
"Now you are going to force me to pay the upgrade early, just so I can see my own project files...damn."
Reply to
Bo
Programmers that get there CSWP and think they know everything about SW and wont take input from anyone concerning design intent. They know nothing about the product but they are the ones wrinting useless macros for us to use and designing standard parts. Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply to
thestew
Get them to send "detached drawings".
Reply to
Bruce Bretschneider
Or just open the drawing "view only"
John Layne
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Reply to
John Layne
What would be an example of something that can ONLY be learned in a training class?
Reply to
nobody
What buggs me is that some support folks always complain that everyone has not taken "their formal training class".
EdT
Reply to
Ed
Plusses & Minuses: Training classes can easily cost as much as SolidWorks. Some people need handholding like that.
The SolidWorks classes I have sat in on went so slow they reminded me of high school. I fell asleep in trigonometry because I had already learned that stuff by reading the book weeks before. The SolidWorks class was just following a tutorial session by rote.
Then the kicker: After laying out $5k+, my VAR told me I wouldn't be able to get an introductory class for 6 WEEKS, as they were all full. So I followed tutotrials, examples, and user downloads to the SWks website to follow the way people modeled things. It served me well, and I learned all the basics of SWks & got my first molded part out in less than 4 weeks.
Bo
Reply to
Bo
but of course. do you realize that be asking them to sending the drawings as detached is NO DIFFERENT than saying, "send the parts, also."?
black is black. stupid people are stupid.
bob z. p.s. bob z. gots lotsa hate today.
Reply to
bob zee
On May 18, 6:50 pm, "John Layne"
Reply to
bob zee
4 weeks!!!!!?????
Did you fall asleepagain?
lol, only kidding, I could not resist!
pmsl :-)
Reply to
pete
Well, in my defense, the part, an all-in-one diagnostic kit was not trivial.
3 pieces held by 3 hinge areas, and a SnapTab closure of an opening lid and undercut snap closures for a fixed cover flap, and a flexible section used to break an ampoule, and then 2 break off Sample Sticks. Other than minor tune-up adjustments, the parts worked first time out of the mold.
See it at
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(web site has not been kept up to date recently after a shutdown & move). The PowerPoint is not back up.
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Bo

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