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#TraditionalCADsucks

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  • Ste_WilsonSte_Wilson Member Posts: 68 PRO
    Fewer bugz lol that's cute.... 
     :D  :D
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,155 PRO
    I've been learning SolidWorks for university, and I must say, it's been a struggle.

    An allegedly round filleted edge:


    Another filleted edge in a "solid" model, not a surface model:


    A cursed linkage assembly:



    This is just the tip of the iceberg. Other issues I've had:
    - UI elements zipping around in the viewport, completely of their own free will
    - Random features are suppressed when re-opening a document when I am 100% sure I did a rebuild without anything suppressed before saving
    - Can't select some of the entities onscreen
    - Editing child features causes parent features to randomly change selections and break (entering and exiting the parent feature without doing anything fixes this)
    - "Automatic Rebuild" in the configuration table does not always automatically rebuild (took me a while to figure that one out...)
    - Appearance randomization
    - View pings off into infinity sometimes (seems to be correlated with having infinite length lines in sketches)
    - Onscreen gizmos for feature manipulation sometimes don't match what the model actually looks like
    - Endless "unknown error" and "error while saving" pop up dialogs

    Unfortunately, I can't reproduce many of these issues because there isn't a way to step back through each change in history like you can with Onshape.

    I'm sure some of these issues are my fault, but it's still been quite a hassle to try to be productive.


    I forgot to come back and talk about your issue, I was in a cellphone at the time :)

    For the tessellation there are a couple of places to change settings to increase it.


    and in every file they have their own graphic settings too.


    As for the video of your broken assembly. That bug happens to us pretty often. Usually a restart of solidworks is enough to get the selection back. I can't remember what causes it off the top of my head, I always remember after it happens though. Very annoying! Especially when you start getting assemblies that take 10 minutes to save/open.

    Also:
    Whenever you restart SW you should get in the habit of killing all of the SW processes. When SW starts getting crazy like that a lot of times it won't close all of its processes and you will end up with a bunch of zombies processes that will still affect your next SW open.


    There are a bunch of rebuild commands buried in there too, each does something slightly different.
    Rebuild, Force Rebuild, and redraw I use the most





  • alnis_smidchensalnis_smidchens Member Posts: 291 EDU
    Thank you for all of the tips @john_mcclary! I'll be sure to apply all of them. They will definitely save me some time and frustration. Thank you!!
    Get in touch: [email protected] | My personal site: https://alnis.dev | My YouTube channel (I make tutorial videos for Onshape & Inventor): https://www.youtube.com/c/AlnisSmidchens
  • rod_muirhead943rod_muirhead943 Member Posts: 39 EDU
    I hear your pain.  Onshape is lacking in many areas.  They need to step up to the plate and mimic many features and commands from the main systems and players in the market today.  Not totally sold on Onshape yet!  We will see.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,155 PRO
    Arg

  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 773 PRO
    @rod_muirhead943
    Believe me, when we get around to implementing this functionality, we won't only have "Rebuild" and "Force rebuild", we'll leapfrog the competition by adding "Force force rebuild" and even maybe "Force force force rebuild"!
    Possibly an unbuild option too just in case
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Fractal
    Website: fractalmade.com
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,455 PRO
    @rod_muirhead943
    Believe me, when we get around to implementing this functionality, we won't only have "Rebuild" and "Force rebuild", we'll leapfrog the competition by adding "Force force rebuild" and even maybe "Force force force rebuild"!
    I think we need 'Force rebuild all forces you almighty force of all rebuilds'
    //rami
  • romeograhamromeograham Member Posts: 547 PRO
    ..or just "the Force"
  • emagdalenaC2iemagdalenaC2i Member, Developers, Channel partner Posts: 655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Un saludo,

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