Today proved most interesting & educational. It started when I received CAD data from Volkswagen on their new AdBlue system, or more accurate the location of the AdBlue Tank in the Volkswagen Crafter vehicle. First the files came in as a .ctp format & a Folder labelled ccrypt. So that took a phone call to work out (a compression encryption program) & a method of extracting the file into the iges files they were suppose to be. (Drag & drop the file into the entschluesselin.bat file. See that was easy!So after sitting around watching the green bar scroll across the screen a few hundred times.
I ended up with, well very little apart from the Warning Message & two greyed out Assembly files. Nothing to be concerned, just Unsuppress. As a “S”Key, Command Manager, RBM (Right Button Mouse), use the same tools type of guy I did just that….RBM – Unsuppress and got …….. a whole lot of unsuppressed Sub Assemblies with a whole lot of Suppressed Sub Assemblies & even more Suppressed Parts I was faced with the prospect of a whole lot of Select & Unsuppress in front of me. So I entertain myself & tweeted The SolidWorks Community responded with plenty of suggestions & advice. Should be able to Select all (LBM + Shift – Select) Which lead to more Suppressed Sub Assemblies & even more Suppressed Parts! Then Lou Gallo (SolidWorks Heard) tweeted and as simple as that: I ended up with what I needed…. (& another 6 files to review) So a SolidWorks Lesson Learnt Special Thanks to all my friend, @SteveOstrovsky , @gupta9665 , @MegaHertz604, @JeffMirisola , @gol10dr , @MetalDesigner for the advice & support. Check out their Blogs: Lou’s SolidWorks Heard – Weekly Podcast Deepak Boxer’s SolidWorks Blog Jeff”s Jeff’s Tool Shed Dan’s 6.04 Megahertz