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Equation not working. Need help
Ben_
OS Professional, Mentor, Developers Posts: 300 PRO
I have this equation for a dimension using variables:
(245((#ARC1+#ARC2)))/2
The first minus sign after 245 is the problem. When digging into this to see what is wrong, If I try a minus, plus, division operator it does not work. If I try a multiplication operator it does work.
(245((#ARC1+#ARC2)))/2 gives error "enter a valid function"
(245+((#ARC1+#ARC2)))/2 gives error "enter a valid function"
(245/((#ARC1+#ARC2)))/2 gives error "enter a valid function"
(245*((#ARC1+#ARC2)))/2 works
What am I doing wrong or is this a bug?
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Ben_ OS Professional, Mentor, Developers Posts: 300 PROabefeldman said:Do either of the variables have units? It might be worth removing the units from the variables and adding them in the dimension instead.
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abefeldman Member Posts: 166 ✭✭✭Yes, the underlying problem is the unit mismatch. Regardless of whether it was a length or angle, the fact that the variables had units and the number they were being added to did not was causing the problem. Removing the units from the variables or adding it to the number are both valid ways of fixing the issue.Abe Feldman
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Does (#ARC1+#ARC2) / 2 work?
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ARC1 = 45 deg
ARC2 = 45 deg
All of the equations but the last fail because 245 does not have consistent units with either of the variables.
Changing the variables to the "Any" unitless option succeeds:
ARC1 = 45
ARC2 = 45
Or you could enter ((245*deg)(#ARC1+#ARC2))/2, but be sure there's no "deg" unit appended to the end.
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