I'm trying to set the location of some cutouts and holes by adding dimensions and then setting them to the desired length. This works for some dimensions, but on others it will just go to "not to scale" and I can't lock the dimensions, which is driving me nuts.
I have added a screenshot of one example.
The idea is to set the distance between the cutout and the hole and then the distance between the hole and the edge of the plate, so that I can adjust the location of the cutout and SolidEdge will automatically move the hole and resize the plate.
There is another problem: I have created the cutout by drawing a line and then applying "Symmetric Offset". Now if I try to move the cutout by adjusting the distance to the reference point, it will move the line, but not the cutout.
So, currently this software is just confusing and frustrating me, any help?
Solidedge isnt sketch driven. Putting and constraining a sketch wont define your model. you can use geometric constraints but usually live rules are enought to keep your model the way you want. Ill make a video to show you how i would have done this model.
One thing to add is that working in Ordered mode is sketch driven while Synchronous is not. There are ways to lock dimensions between faces etc. but sketches are consumed when working in Synchronous. If you are coming from another package such as SWX, you might find Ordered mode more familiar. Either way, keep posting questions because there are lots of users here to help.
Barfoos, Depending on your selection of a Theme (Maximum Assistance) when you first started Solid Edge, you might have the Vertical Command Interface docking window instead of the Horizontal Command Interface bar. That can be changed by using another Theme or by changing the individual option in the Helpers section of the Options.
Hello, thank you for your help. Without it I would have probably given up by now and used a pen and paper. Sadly I didn't get very far when trying to follow the video:
I can't reproduce the step in which the cutouts are made symmetric: the small plane centered at the base, which is supposed to be the symmetry plane, doesn't show up. I think it worked once, but since the cutouts were almost symmetric before I applied the command I used redo, moved the cutout, copied it again, and then tried to apply "Symmetry" again, but I cant select the symmetry plane.
I've tried different live rule-settings (I'm using ST7, so I don't have this fancy Design Intent-feature), but that didn't help.
Also, when moving the third cutout and aligning it with the base, the steering wheel should be centered on the cutout. To do that I klick the steering wheel, move the mouse roughly to the center of one of the lines and then try to follow the tooltip, which says I should press K and then M (M for Midpoint), but the steering wheel doesn't really snap to any midpoint.
I'll give it another try tomorrow. maybe I'll even make a video of my failed attempts