Disabling and Enabling Equations in All Configurations
Many SOLIDWORKS users use Equations and Global Variables to quickly change values without going into an edit mode, or just to make you models have automatic functions. In SOLIDWORKS 2017, they have added a new tool that lets you toggle the equations on and off with a Disabling and Enabling button. Before, SOLIDWORKS users only had the option to Delete an Equation.
When you are in the Equations Manager, you can disable the equations in the following:
Sketch Equation View
or Ordered View
Simply right-Click an equation and click Disable Equation.
The Equations will then be disabled in all configurations and will disappear in the View. You can enable the equations if no other active equation controls the same parameter.
Retains all of the equations in the model and you can visually see which ones are enabled or disabled.
To Enable Equation, click the Ordered View.
Right-click the equation and click Enable Equation. The equation reappears in all views where it was previously.
It works a little differently in that you can enable and disable Global Variables and Features, but not Dimensions.
I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2017. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the CATI and MCAD Support Teams will continue to break down many of the new items in SOLIDWORKS 2017. All of these articles will be stored in the category of “SOLIDWORKS What’s New.” You can also learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2017 by clicking on the image below to register for one of CATI’s or CATI’s Design Summits.
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