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#TraditionalCADsucks

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  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,414 PRO
    Looks like I may have found the cause of all the corruptions. One of the hard drives in the server died. It's a RAID11 so that kind of explains why only certain files were going bad.

    But still goes to show how cloud storage managed by an I.T. staff is better than an on premise system where it sits in a closet waiting for someone to get on their hands an knees to look for an amber light after losing a bunch of work. I never lost even a mouse click in Onshape. (unless you delete a branch without making a version... But that's on you :) )

    I didn't think of the hard drive because it happed at the exact same time we upgraded, and those files were originally 2019 being converted to 2021. I figured they were lost in translation. Oh well. We will see if that solves the corruption and files missing issue.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,414 PRO
    edited May 2021
    Pfft. . . 

    Now SW won't even let me save or close 
    What's stranger is it flip flops between two different save dialogs, hah



  • PrachiPrachi Member, OS Professional Posts: 262 PRO
    I had to bring SW back into use for a couple days. Very slow and a couple crashes to boot. Kept getting messages about insufficient memory as well. This computer is fairly new and not short on resources.
    To top that off my keyboard battery died in the middle of typing this note.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,414 PRO
    Yea the low resources thing is BS, it will say that when its at about 12gigs of ram. even though I have 32 and everything else is idle. usually means close everything and restart it. spend so much wasted time managing the software's stability rather than modeling.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,414 PRO
    Right now I'm missing Onshape's ability to export a bom, edit in a spreadsheet then paste a clean bom back into Onshape.

    This is going to take a while in SW...





  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,106 PRO
    Hmm, I was thinking about taking on a project the specifically required SW but after reading over some of this thread I don't think it will be worth the effort or cost of set up. If it's not Onshape it's not ON. 
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,414 PRO
    Yea, we have one customer who demands native sw. Unfortunately it's our biggest customer. 
  • tony_459tony_459 Member Posts: 200 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2021
    Yeah, but with SolidWorks an assembly that's valid today will be valid in five years, so they have that going for them. It seems every time I go back to look at an old Onshape assembly that I haven't touched in months and that was perfectly completely fine when I last left it is somehow broken. It's very difficult to use a model that's broken.
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,106 PRO
    tony_459 said:
    Yeah, but with SolidWorks an assembly that's valid today will be valid in five years, so they have that going for them. It seems every time I go back to look at an old Onshape assembly that I haven't touched in months and that was perfectly completely fine when I last left it is somehow broken. It's very difficult to use a model that's broken.
    I do have trouble with Onshape assemblies and struggle sometimes rebuilding on the main node but this is mainly due to poor practices in the way we build models but can't say I have experienced coming back and finding something broken that was working.  I've always found released or versioned stuff to be completely reliable. 
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,414 PRO
    oh FFS...

    All those properties I filled out in the BOM a couple posts ago, It looks like only some of the information actually updated...
    For example: the sheet numbers came in correct, but the paint callout reverted back to 9002 gray/white

    well that was a huge waste of time. . . 
    Guess I can't use or use SW's bom editing feature anymore. SW just got that much more worthless.


  • ian_d_gardinerian_d_gardiner Member, User Group Leader Posts: 16 PRO
    I teach CAD at a local college. I've had many discussions like this, but here is an example from today:

    >>>
    Well I contacted with IT Desk , None of their solution did’nt worked for me at all. In the end, I requested for remote access to desktop to finish the assignment. Honestly speaking , its so frustrating to do your work on remote accessed solidworks, because it is so slowwww. Anyways, I just submitted my assignment now and I hope I will get back my solidworks as it used to. If you have any other suggetions for resolving this problem , please go ahead. Thank you, Have a good day sir.
    >>>


    I really feel the pain of this student. I am forced to teach the CAD courses in Solidworks because students are going into a SW industry
    I often talk about the benefits of Onshape, but I have had students complain that I get off topic :smile:
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,006
    @ian_d_gardiner what is the “SW industry”? You could help us make every industry an Onshape industry. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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