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Too small variable field

sergei_nesterovsergei_nesterov Member Posts: 43 ✭✭
edited April 2020 in Product Feedback
I create a variable and enter a very long formula. The program gives me an error, but since the field is very small, I can't view the entire formula, which makes it difficult to find the error. The same problem exists in sketch mode when setting the feature size. Therefore, I ask you to make the fields where you can enter formulas changeable depending on the size of the formula (the content of the field). 


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    Ethan_KEthan_K Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 57
    One solution to this that sometimes makes sense is to break your formula into smaller logical 'chunks'. For instance, I see you are taking a floor() of some dimension, which means you are probably determining some number of x to place along y. So in this situation, you may consider making an intermediate variable in the feature list to represent num_x, for instance. In general, it is best to break apart long functions into smaller logical steps - this also helps find duplicate logic, so you can just reuse the same intermediate variable instead of rewriting that part of the formula each time. I agree, though, that the length of the text field is a bit small!
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