There are some limitations with the current version of PAC4SWX:
- Custom mapping file for DXF/DWG output ignored (SolidWorks 2005 only)
Due to an issue with SolidWorks a custom mapping file for DXF/DWG output is
ignored when saving with an API call. This issue was
reported for SolidWorks 2005 Beta 3 but isn't fixed in the final version.
There is no workaround for this issue other than reporting
this bug to SolidWorks. SPR#230142 "SaveAs DXF ignores DXF export settings for
custom mapping more"
issue is solved in SolidWorks 2005 SP1.1
- eDrawings export of models only with active configuration
If you export a model (part or assembly) to eDrawings then SolidWorks
will export only the active configuration. There are no API calls to
set active/all/selected configurations like you can do interactive.
Update: this is now possible with PAC4SWX
1.10.0 and eDrawings Professional
- No SolidWorks version checking for "Save as PDF"
"Save as PDF" is an add-in which is installed with SolidWorks 2004.
However, once installed it can be used with prior versions of
SolidWorks. Therefor there is NO version checking if you want to
export to PDF from PAC4SWX and you will get an error if trying to
save in older versions without this add-in installed.
- File shortcuts are not resolved
If you add a shortcut to the PAC list this shortcut isn't resolved but PAC4SWX will try to process the sortcut itself, thus generating
a warning "not a SolidWorks document"
- Error message when opening drawings in View-Only mode
If you try to open a drawing in view-only mode which has the display list removed
(with tools like EcoSqueeze) you get an error message "No SolidWorks document"
- Warning when converting with option "Use sheet names" set
It is possible to use some special characters like *,/,\," in sheet
names, which are not allowed in file names. PAC4SWX can't save those files (which
is a limitation of Windows) and will give a warning instead.
- Documents of derived parts stay open (FN)
If you open a drawing from a derived part (like base part, mirrored part)
SolidWorks will open the referenced part automatically. For PAC4SWX isn't
aware of theses parts it can't close them on closing the drawing. The parts
will stay opened and you have to close them yourself. Sorry.
- Couldn't see the tooltips (GUI)
If the main window is set to "always on top" the tooltips (the
little yellow hint boxes) couldn't be seen, for they are new windows themself
and come up behind the main window. At least I don't know a workaround.
- Can't set lineweight < 0.18mm (FN) (SolidWorks 2009 only)
After changing the line weights to document level SolidWorks forgot to allow
line weights between 0.01 and 0.18mm like in prior version. This was fixed in
PreRelease1, however they didn't changed the API calls accordingly. (SPR
479619, should be fixed in SP4)
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Any questions and hints? Mail to Stefan
Berlitz. Last change
Freitag, 10. Juni 2011 08:52