Trimech-Main-Site-Group-Navigation Trimech-Main-Site-Group-Navigation Trimech-Main-Site-Group-Navigation Solid-Solutions-Group-Navigation Javelin-Group-Navigation Solid-Print-Group-Navigation 3DPRINTUK-Group-Navigation Trimech-Enterprise-Solutions-Group-Navigation Trimech-Enterprise-Solutions-Group-Navigation Trimech-Advanced-Manufacturing-Group-Navigation Trimech-Staffing-Solutions-Group-Navigation
With over 35 years of experience, the TriMech Group offers a comprehensive range of design, engineering, staffing and manufacturing solutions backed by experience and expertise that is unrivalled in the industry. The TriMech Group's solutions are delivered by the divisions and brands shown here, use the links above to visit the group's websites and learn more.
x
Search

SOLIDWORKS Dimensions - Collated Quick Tips

Tuesday February 12, 2019 at 9:47am
We have collated some of our favourite tips on creating, manipulating and controlling dimensions in SolidWorks, both at a sketching and drawing level. Read on to find out more…

 

1. Advanced Angle Dimensions

Use imaginary lines to create angular dimensions. This can be done through the selection of an edge and a collinear vertex. The crosshair icon will appear allowing you to select a segment to use as reference:

 

Watch the video here

 
 
 

 

 

2. Arc Length Dimensions

Arc length dimensions can be added to an arc through the selection of both end points and then the centre point of the arc:

 

Watch the video here

 

3. Dimension Names

For dimensions that are not referenced you are able to change the dimensions name. This can be done in the dimensions property manager within the “Primary Value” options. Make sure to hide/show dimension names via: View > Hide/Show > Dimension Names: 

 

Watch the video here

 

 

 

 

 

4. Dragging Dimensions

Holding “Shift” whilst dragging a dimension at drawing level will allow you to transfer dimensions from one drawing view to another. This is also a time saving tip since you aren’t required to delete and recreate the desired annotation:

 

Watch the video here

 

Have you got any dimension tips of your own? Get in touch via our social media platforms:

Related Blog Posts

How to Find Your SOLIDWORKS Serial Number
SOLIDWORKS serial numbers can be found within the Help section of your SOLIDWORKS session and within your Windows Registry.
What are the Best File Formats to Export from SOLI
Discover the best neutral file formats to use when exporting files from SOLIDWORKS.
Top 5 Ways to Boost Performance for SOLIDWORKS 202
What are the best graphics cards settings for SOLIDWORKS? We’ll discuss how to improve performance and which cards you should buy in this article.

 Solid Solutions | Trimech Group

MENU
Top