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After upgrading to SW2018, we haven't been able to create 3D PDF files of assembly drawings that include alinked BoM table. Is anybody else having this problem? We successfully created a number of assembly documents previously, but right now, the "Publish to 3D PDF" function for Assemblies creates PDF documents that either crash Adobe Acrobat, or fail to display correctly.
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1 day ago
Anybody know if there is an available trial for MBD? I want to test it before spending money on it to be sure it is worth buying. Jive Software Version: 2016.3.9.0, revision: 20171215204634.b96715f.release_2016.3.9
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7 days ago
The attached slides summarized new MBD enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2018. Hope they are helpful.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
30 days ago
My last PDF sample of theNIST container assemblyreceived a lot of great feedback so I decided to create another one. I kept the same goals in mind. I wanted to publish a clean, accurate, and visually appealing 3D PDF. The only difference is that this time I used a much larger assembly, 153 parts to be exact.
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1 month ago
I am having trouble setting up a 3D pdf template.I can get everything to look great in the template, but when the pdf is created all the text will be shifted and different sizes. Tech support says that this is a known bug,SPR#935070 - Text alignment mismatch. Has anyone else run into this issue?
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1 month ago
I have recently been experimenting with SolidWorks MBD, in particular, the 3D PDF publishing functionality. One our company goals in using SolidWorks MBD is to automate the publishing of 3D PDF's as much as possible. I have a couple of questions related to this desire:
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 month ago
I have recently been experimenting with SolidWorks MBD, in particular, the 3D PDF publishing functionality. One our company goals in using SolidWorks MBD is to automate the publishing of 3D PDF's as much as possible. While I have noticed many nice features, I still have some questions:
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 month ago
Just in case you didn’t notice,the SOLIDWORKS World 2018 agendahas gone live. 6000 engineers like yourself are gathering again at Los Angles, California in the United States from February 4 to 7, 2018 to celebrate this warm and exciting engineering family reunion. To facilitate a more cohesive learning structure, we are organizing the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) learning path again.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 months ago
My abstract for a Model Based Definition has been accept for SWW18. As I have done the last 2 years, I am reaching out to those interested in the subject for input. This years presentation won't really involve the use of the MBD addin, but is more of an information/discussion session.
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2 months ago
When i'm trying to align the static text and custom properties , but it takes more time. I generally use the Align but i think it does not help us to align them. Is there any suggestion for arranging them ?
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3 months ago
I'm trying to create a new format for a 3D PDF and it won't let me save it. I keep getting "Parameter is not valid". Am I missing something? Is there something I should be doing other than Save-As?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 months ago
Does anyone have a MBD overview presentation that I can show to management to explain the benefits of MBD? We are investigating using MBD and I need something brief that covers the key points. Thanks!
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 months ago
I wish to know whether MBD is an add-in software. From you information, MDB app needs separate licence and subscription. In my view it is advisable to think about it, if it is widely used by manufacturing industries or necessary only.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 months ago
Recently, some users have been asking about whether SOLIDWORKS MBD complies with the continuous feature requirements for ASME Y14.5-2009 standards. The standards specify two use cases shown in the figures below. One case involves coaxial same-sized holes, and the other involves multiple co-planar faces divided by grooves.
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3 months ago
MBD Tolerances aren't showing up one one of my more complex parts. They're showing up on the simpler parts. The tolerances status is green, but they aren't showing up. I tried Auto Dimension Scheme and manually adding the tolerances.
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4 months ago
hello, I am currently evaluating SolidWorks MBD for use within our company. I was trying to edit the pdf templates to accept configuration specific custom properties as all of our parts and assemblies have their information filled in in the configuration specific custom properties, this allows us to have consistency across our system and work best with SolidWorks composer as it treats them differently. any help would be appreciated as we would like to switch to the MBD module but if it does not
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4 months ago
Hello All, will i be able to see -( the points, planes, axis created in the model to dimension in silidworks mbd workbench) in 3d pdf created by mbd ? As some of the dimensions are not alligned to points, planes where the dimesnion is actually meant to be, its a wierd representation when seen in 3d pdf.
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4 months ago
How is everyone handling notes? I want to have notes on the pdf but I don't anyone to be able to edit them, I'd like to have it all buried in the model. I know you can do a notes custom view but I'd like to the notes static on the pdf and available on matter what view you're looking at. My initial thought is to create a variable that can contain all the notes.
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6 months ago
I would like to ask how to I dimension the depth using MBD method. I have tried to use dimexpert location or size location but difficult to show the depth. Although I have the hole with depth but I would like to show the specific line as depth dim. Thanks for advising.
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6 months ago
At the moment we are testing Solidworks 2016 MBD. When we are making 3D-pdf's from our 3D-views with the help of our 3D-pdf template, all views appear to contain 3D information. Since we are having some performance issues (we're using very large assemblies) I wondered if there is a way to define some views in the template as 2D-views only.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
7 months ago
I have received my acceptance notice for a SWW2107 presentation on MBD. It will be a follow up to last years "Oh the Trauma of MBD" if there is an area in particular you would like to see. Please let me know and I will do my best to include it.
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7 months ago
I am unable to combine a Geom Tol with a Dim. Here is what MBD is giving me: I want to make it look like this:
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7 months ago
How do I select a vertex when creating a dimension with DimXpert in a cross section? It only wants to select the entire feature so I can't create the dimensions that I need. , creating dimensions
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7 months ago
When creating a size dimension for a counterbored hole, how do I change the tolerance values for depth and counterbore diameter and depth? The properties box only allows me to change the tolerance value for the hole itself and nothing else. You can switch to different segments from the drop-down list on the left and change the tolerances as shown below.
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7 months ago