I'm trying to create a thread along a shaft (1-8 thread on a 1"x 6" shaft - nothing unusual) and I keep receiving this error:
I can make threads up to 3", but anything longer and I receive the same error. I've tried threading on a few different shafts (including a couple metric) on different models and receive the same error. Anyone have any ideas? I've restarted the program, opened different models, tried offset starting planes, pitches, diameters, etc. with no luck.
Are you using the "thread" command or are you creating the thread manually?
Edit (didn't see the latest replies): since you are using the thread tool, you should report this behavior to GTAC so they can investigate (and hopefully fix) it.
Unless you manufacture the threads, it’s not a best practice in Solidworks to make physical thread Cut Sweeps and it’s highly discouraged. Instead it offers to use Standard Cosmetic Thread symbols, face colouring and simplified screws (liner cut pattern type). Basically, why do you want to waste system resources unnecessarily on the purchased Standard components?
I’m not sure about NX best practices in this regards. But I’ve seen some NX users prefer and don’t mind to load the Reuse Library/ Part family with all the internal detail with smart features. Any NX veterans like to share your thoughts or best practices?