It doesn't matter if you're new to SOLIDWORKS or a power user - errors can happen. In this quick tip, learn about a handy tool to have in your toolbox that can save the day when validating and checking your parts for geometry errors.
Have you ever seen the SOLIDWORKS zer-thickness error that reads, Unable to create this feature because it would result in zero-thickness geometry? It probably caused your heart rate to spike, and you think, oh no, I hope I saved my file so I can close without saving, re-open, then do the same thing and get the same result. Let’s look at the cause of this error and some solutions.
“Work hard at hardly working, work smarter not harder.” We’ve all heard these phrases, but do we do this? Are there any settings that allow us to do this in SOLIDWORKS? You bet there is, and a couple of the ones I recommend in this blog allow users to input sketch entity values and automatically add the dimensions to that entity.
In this SOLIDWORKS tutorial, we are tasked with making an enclosure where we have formed areas on the vertical edge of the encloser, and there needs to be a clearance hole for the mounting hardware. To accomplish this, we need to make the form, create a form folder in our Design Library, save the feature in our form folder, and then accurately place the form onto the enclosure. Let’s get started.