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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
19 hours 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 days 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
6 days 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
7 days 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:
SOLIDWORKS Forums
14 days 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
SOLIDWORKS Forums
16 days 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
19 days ago
I need to create a dimension from a flat or cylindrical surface to the tangency of another surface as shown below. Can that be done in MBD? If so please let me know the secret. I have tried everything I can come up with and no luck using Size or Location Dimensions.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
19 days ago
I have the DimXpert tab but I don't have the Solidworks MBD tab. First you will need the MBD module. There is an additional cost for this.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
29 days ago
As the title may lead you to think... I am going to put together a presentation on Model Based Definition (MBD). What would be of greatest value in a presentation like this?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 month ago
Has anyone been able to create a full custom template to use with MBD? The default template doesn't cover enough information for our drawing in a orderly manner. I created the new jpg file needed to get rid of their default boxes and give me the spots I need to replicate my drawing templates into the 3D PDF file (3D PDF Template Layout).
SOLIDWORKS Forums
1 month ago
Our company is starting to look hard at MBD in SolidWorks. I focused on it at World in L.A. - Now I'm trying to put it to practical use... and of course I run into issues immediately. I have a part that we put three counter-bores into to use as the primary Datums (the bottom of the three counter-bores is Datum A, one of the diameters is Datum B, and a 2nd diameter is Datum C).
SOLIDWORKS Forums
2 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 months ago
My last PDF sample of the NIST container assembly received 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 months ago
I have created a 3D PDF sample using some of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) test parts. To give a little background, NIST recently conducted their 2017 MBE PMI validation and conformance test for CAD vendors. NIST has created a "test system to measure the conformance of computer aided design software to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers standards for product manufacturing information (PMI), specifically geometric dimensioning and tolerancing" [1]
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 months ago
Extension lines disappearing under model geometry some customers that are using MBD have realized that 3D PDF's published by SOLIDWORKS MBD are not "print friendly".
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 months ago
I published a 3D PDF of attached part by using my own template. It has multiple viewports to resemble a 2D drawing: I can't understand why 2 of these views have gray background while in my SOLIDWORKS model the background is white.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 months ago
Is it possible to output a STEP AP242 file containing multiple 3DViews? Say I've got a .SLDPRT with annotations/tolerances on it in several different 3D Views.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 months ago
The attached is the MBE Maturity Capability Levels I mentioned in my presentations at SOLIDWORKS World 2017. The levels range from 0 to 6. Key factors throughout the extended enterprise are listed for your considerations, such as design authority, quality and supply chain collaboration.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 months ago
A quick video outlining the custom text position tool.. Jive Software Version: 2016.3.6.0, revision: 20170209151852.c6d8942.nomerge_2016.3.6
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 months ago
I've been defining a part with MBD by using plus/minus dimensioning. I've created an isometric view with some general notes:
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 months ago
maybe I am missing something but I have not been able to find a way to fill the pdf data card in EPDM from the model upon publish. I would prefer to keep our system to a single point of entry and I think that should include the data card information in the pdf as well. any ideas would be great.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
4 months ago
Flange groove dimension with Dimxpert I'm trying to dimension a flange groove width with DimXpert. This is the groove (side faces are conical):
SOLIDWORKS Forums
5 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
SOLIDWORKS Forums
5 months ago