DriveWorks Pro 16: Insert A Cavity In A Part In An Assembly [send feedback...]

Insert A Cavity In A Part In An Assembly - SOLIDWORKS PowerPack

The Insert A Cavity In A Part In An Assembly Generation Task will insert a Cavity Feature into a Part in an Assembly.

Properties

Property NameDescription
(Name)The unique name for this Task.
Cavity Part Instance NameThe Part name, with Instance Number of the Part that the Cavity Feature will be inserted into.

Order Of Instance

The instance order in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager does not necessarily follow the order DriveWorks recognizes.

DriveWorks requires the Instance number to be taken from the order it is listed in the SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager. For example:

SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager displayDriveWorks Order Of Instance
Part<5>

Part<1>

Part<4>

Part<3>

Part-1

Part-2

Part-3

Part-4

If you are unsure of the instance ordering, the DriveWorks capture assistant will indicate the order through Captured Parameter Highlighting.

In the image below Flange <5> in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager is Instance 1 to DriveWorks.

Captured Parameter Highlighting indicates the instance parameter in the DriveWorks capture assistant, on the model AND in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager.

Part To Use In CavityA pipebar (|) delimited string of Parts (with Instance Numbers) to use as the Cavity.

Order Of Instance

The instance order in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager does not necessarily follow the order DriveWorks recognizes.

DriveWorks requires the Instance number to be taken from the order it is listed in the SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager. For example:

SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager displayDriveWorks Order Of Instance
Part<5>

Part<1>

Part<4>

Part<3>

Part-1

Part-2

Part-3

Part-4

If you are unsure of the instance ordering, the DriveWorks capture assistant will indicate the order through Captured Parameter Highlighting.

In the image below Flange <5> in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager is Instance 1 to DriveWorks.

Captured Parameter Highlighting indicates the instance parameter in the DriveWorks capture assistant, on the model AND in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager.

When naming Parts to be used it is important that the name(s) you enter for the properties are an exact match including case sensitivity and spaces.

The Parts and the Assembly must exist for this Task to work. This means new files need to be released and generated before the Generation Task can be run.

Example

When this task is added the properties are both static and dynamic by default. See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.

Property NameExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
Cavity Part Instance Name"MouldBase "&DWSpecificationId&"-1"MouldBase 9999-1This is the name and Instance Number of the Part to add the Cavity Feature to.
Part To Use In Cavity"BracketPattern"&DWSpecificationId&"-1"BracketPattern 9999-1This is the name and Instance Number of the Part to use as the Cavity.

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