Exposing Parameters for Parametric Design Improvement Studies

You can expose parameters in a SOLIDWORKS model for use as variables in parametric design improvement studies on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. These parameters are like all other 3DEXPERIENCE Knowledgeware parameters and are used in the Optimization set up.

You can specify model dimensions and global variables as parameters. If your model contains sensors, they are also included with the parameters when you import the data to the platform.

To expose parameters for parametric design improvement studies:

  1. In the FeatureManager Design Tree, right-click Equations and click Add/Edit Parameters.
  2. In the Parameters dialog box, enter a name for the parameter.
  3. Optional: To define a parameter for a model dimension, select a driving dimension in the graphics area.
  4. Optional: To define a parameter for a global variable, select a global variable from the list.

To transfer these parameters in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, use the Parameter Bridge command. See Updating Parameters of xCAD Models in Dassault Systèmes User Assistance. Access to Dassault Systèmes User Assistance requires 3DEXPERIENCE credentials.