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Sensors monitor selected properties of parts and assemblies and alert you when values deviate from the limits you specify.

Sensor types include:
  • Mass Properties. Monitors properties such as Mass, Volume, and Surface Area.
  • Dimension. Monitors dimensions you select.
  • Interference Detection. (Available in assemblies only.) Monitors the assembly for interferences between components you select.
  • Proximity. (Available in assemblies only.) Monitors the assembly for interferences between a line you define and components you select. For example, use proximity sensors to model laser position detectors.
  • Simulation Data. (Available in parts and assemblies, for use in SolidWorks Simulation.) Monitors:
    • Simulation data such as stresses, connector forces, and factors of safety on particular regions of the model
    • Results from Simulation transient studies (non-linear, dynamic, and drop-test studies)
Notifications appear at specified intervals to notify you about:
  • Sensors that have triggered alerts
  • Sensors that are out of date

Example of a notification:

Optionally, you can set an alert to notify you immediately when the sensor value deviates from the limits you specify. When a sensor triggers an alert, the sensor is flagged in the FeatureManager design tree.

Sensors and their current values appear in the Sensors folder in the FeatureManager design tree. Sensors are flagged to indicate the following conditions:
The sensor is not fully-defined or is out of date.
The sensor has triggered an alert.

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