Store Project Constants in EPDM Folder Cards

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With nearly every design, you’ll have a few variables that nearly every decision hinges off of… working height, conveyor height, cycle time, etc. These values always seem to change, forcing a lot of updates through out your designs. There are several ways you can link your SOLIDWORKS models to these constants. The most common methods involve creating relationships between your parts and other files [“Layout sketches”, “Skeleton Sketches”, “Phantom Parts”] these parts get inserted into all of your assemblies. It works […]

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Store Project Constants in EPDM Folder Cards

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With nearly every design, you’ll have a few variables that nearly every decision hinges off of… working height, conveyor height, cycle time, etc. These values always seem to change, forcing a lot of updates through out your designs. There are several ways you can link your SOLIDWORKS models to these constants. The most common methods involve creating relationships between your parts and other files [“Layout sketches”, “Skeleton Sketches”, “Phantom Parts”] these parts get inserted into all of your assemblies. It works […]

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Suppressing Folders in DriveWorks

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Checkout this DriveWorks trick Great Aunt Eleanor taught me! When possible, she likes to group features for particular part options together in one SOLIDWORKS folder. This can greatly reduce the amount of DriveWorks rules she needs to maintain because it is possible to suppress/delete a folder (and all the features inside) by capturing the folder and building a rule only for it. A folder can be captured in exactly the same way as you would a feature, by single-clicking on the folder icon and […]

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