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All I did was re-name the purple bracket holing the guide rail.
Then it broke all of the mates attached to it for some reason.
So I deleted the mates and re-mated them. Then I switched to the extended configuration (which only extends one part that isn't associated with the guide rail... and THAT is broken still.
So, the fix was to delete the configuration and re-make it.
Also broke the drawing...
I've renamed parts the same way I've been doing it for years, nothing special here. Just the most basic file associations are so unstable.
Or, better yet.
Changed the paint color in the part properties, and it invalidated the dimensions and shot one far out...
Finally get to work a job in Onshape again.
God how I love just being able to create parts on the fly and have them fill in a chart drawing for multiple assemblies...
Had to go into SW today and opened up a document that was "released" in PDM (to revise a "legacy" drawing) and that's what I got:
Fun times! There are also a bunch of configurations (including nested "derived configurations"), it's a total nightmare to figure out what is going to be affected by any change you make or to find the differences between the different configurations!
I am ruined forever and would have a really hard time switching to a job that requires SW (i.e. it would be insanely frustrating)!
Right now the only "blocker" that could prevent anyone from using Onshape instead of SW would be if they have specific drawing requirements that can not be me met in Onshape (or they don't have reliable internet access). The 3D world has workarounds for pretty much everything I can think off (and even the ones that are convoluted I am willing to deal with!) but there are some things on drawings that just aren't supported and can't be "faked" easily.
But since this thread has been opened up again, I had some screenshots sitting in my downloads folder waiting for me to get pissed enough to post. May as well do it now..
Cool, design finished, just need to save as PDF...
Yes, solidworks.. that is exactly what i was expecting
I messed with this for hours before I gave up and said fuck it... sorry assembly (and customer deliverables...), you will have to deal with looking at it too.
Looks about right, what more do you want?! Does it only break when you export the PDF, that seems like a fun one... How about printing to PDF from a current view that looks ok (assuming you can still get that)?
It turned out that a ctrl+Q would "fix" the issue, except that it also swapped out the font in the process (with no warning or indication that this was going on of course)...
Turns out I upgraded my workstation since this was last edited and I didn't have the one specific font required... No warning though!
As a side note I believe that this sort of issue is why we don't have "custom fonts" in Onshape: they haven't found a way to make sure that things will look the same regardless of who opens the document and from what type of machine...
I always have issues with sw. I just don't post as much anymore since I'm using it less
I'd be more than happy to my Alibre annual maintenance fees toward a mid-tier Onshape version.
and you get this...
Pfft.. Installation media.. Hah