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General System Error - Entering Constraint Offset

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04-08-2011 01:15 PM

Placed a sub into my assembly.  when I tried to enter an offset for a flush constriant, I get a "General System Error".  I can work around it by not entering in the fraction for the offset.  But it is a pain.

 

Does it everytime when I try to enter the fraction in the offset box.

 

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Re: General System Error - Entering Constraint Offset

04-08-2011 01:25 PM in reply to: karthur1

Will it work with a decimal rather than fraction?

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Re: General System Error - Entering Constraint Offset

08-09-2011 04:39 AM in reply to: karthur1

Please delete your Sub assembly. Open your Sub assy, Save and close. Again place it in the assy. It will work.

The general system error dosent come. You can give decimal units for offset.

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Re: General System Error - Entering Constraint Offset

08-09-2011 09:23 AM in reply to: karthur1

Kirk,

 

I cannot reproduce the General System Error message. But, I do see the fraction input getting rejected. This is due to Parameters not accepting fraction input in some cases, i.e. 3 2/5. In Parameters, the whole expression is being evaluated as an equation. If you input 2/5, it will be taken as 2 divided by 5. If you input 3 2/5, Inventor gets confused because of the space.

The only workaround other than inputting decimal point is replace the space with '+' sign. Then 3 2/5 should be input as 3+2/5.

Thanks!

 



Johnson Shiue (johnson.shiue@autodesk.com)
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Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: General System Error - Entering Constraint Offset

08-09-2011 10:22 AM in reply to: johnsonshiue

Havent seen this in a while.  I wasnt "trying" to enter the offset as 1'-4/5".  I think that was a typo.  But it would not even allow me to enter a valid fraction, i.e., 1'-3 1/2".  Once I seen the GSE, I could only enter in a decimal for the offset.

 

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