Stupid smart Fasteners!

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Nathan Feculak, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. I have an assembly that was created in SW 03 and I have fasteners in this
    assembly that were installed using smart fasteners. Now in 04 I have
    problems with the smart fasteners the cherry bombs are there for some of the
    fasteners, when I RMB to edit them there is no edit fasteners to pick what
    On another note there is no option to flip the fastener like there should

    get pissed off more and more

    Nathan Feculak, Apr 29, 2004
  2. Nathan Feculak

    kenneth b Guest

    i gave up using smart fasteners quite some time ago.

    however, i use toolbox without any trouble.
    kenneth b, Apr 29, 2004
  3. Nathan Feculak

    Zander Guest

    I use them frequently, they do have some problems, but once you know the
    bugs they are managable even if they are a pita sometimes.

    The fact is they save time when I need a full stack of washers nuts etc.
    Saves lots of toolbox dragging etc. You can easily tweak the far side
    washer mates to pull them out to the proper face etc.

    Main problem is that between configs suppression doesn't behave properly.

    Zander, Apr 30, 2004
  4. Nathan Feculak

    matt Guest

    The only time I use Smart Fasteners is when I do a series hole in an
    assembly. Regardless of the other troubles with Hole Wizard and Toolbox,
    this works slick.

    "Series Hole" can only be done in the assembly, and it puts in context
    holes (these are not just assembly cuts) through each part, distinguishing
    (more or less) between the "first" part (gets a cbr, csk, etc), the
    "middle" part(s) (through hole sized to the hole in the first part), and
    "last" part (through hole or tapped blind hole), and then when it's done,
    it puts fasteners in with nuts and washers if you like. No mates or
    patterns to create. Don't have to edit each part to put holes in.

    I generally distrust the other methods for using SF, but "theoretically",
    you should be able to select a face or a part and have SF automatically
    populate all the holes, or just tell it to populate all the holes in the
    whole assembly with fasteners, which is typically when you'll see it put a
    screw backwards into the end of a shaft with no hole. It's definitely
    flaky, but the series hole usually works ok for me (unless you have gaps
    between your bolted parts).

    matt, Apr 30, 2004
  5. Matt,
    if you put the hole in at the assembly level how do you show the hole in the
    drawing of the part? the holes won't be there?
    Nathan Feculak, Apr 30, 2004
  6. Nathan Feculak

    matt Guest

    Yes, they show up in the part because they are incontext part features, not
    assembly features. This is what distinguishes a "hole series" hole from a
    regular hole wizard hole in the assembly.

    matt, Apr 30, 2004
  7. Nathan Feculak

    cadishaq Guest

    Smart fasteners rock! They fill all wizard batties!
    cadishaq, May 1, 2004
  8. Nathan Feculak

    domlanic Guest

    I must be dumb as a bucket of rocks.........
    (answers on a postcard please)
    batties? what the @#!%$ are batties??

    non-SWX user
    domlanic, May 1, 2004
  9. What! Don't you know proper Engrish.

    Toolbox yes
    Fartsmasteners No
    Michael Brusich, May 2, 2004
  10. Nathan Feculak

    domlanic Guest

    Ah so! Somefing rost in transration, no?
    Such a stoopi' iriot, I should rook & risten more croserey.

    As for the Queen's Engrish- OF COURSE I know she's Engrish!!
    domlanic, May 2, 2004
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