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Global variables from Solidworks can’t be imported to Workbench

    • Monta
      Subscriber

      Hello everyone,

      I am trying to import a CAD-Geometry with parametrised dimensions. In Solidworks I defined my parameters as global variables. I used the DS Prefix for naming the parameters. The parameters (as global variables) can't be imported. In Workbench I select the property all for parameters and don't specify DS or ANS to see if Ansys actually imports anything and I see It imports only the dimensions and leaves the global variables (with or without Prefix). My question is:

      1. can anyone tell me if it is possible to do import global variables?
      2. if yes how to do that.

      thanks in advance for your help!

      Greetings,

      Monta

    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee
      Looks like only parameters can be imported and not global variables.
      Please go through help manual for more details
      Regards Keyur
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    • Monta
      Subscriber
      I went through the ansys help and I found it is actually possible to import global variables.
      Now I tried in configuration manager i choosed as CAD-Selection Solidworks (Workbench associative interface) as in this pictures



      But this did not help and once i exit and check again the configuration I find it is reset to Reader.
      Any further suggestions how to deal with that would be helpful.

      regards Monta
    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee
      Are you referring to attributes.
      I have never used solidworks.
    • Monta
      Subscriber
      Not a problem!
      I am asking why are not the changes I made in CAD Configuration manger from reader to associative interface ( see foto) are reset back to reader after I exit.


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