SOLIDWORKS Document Units Quick Select

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE updated March 28, 2013

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One of my favorite enhancements to the SOLIDWORKS interface is a new addition to the Status Bar, the document Unit System quick access button.

SOLIDWORKS Document Units Quick Select

SOLIDWORKS Document Units Quick Select

This new feature has two great functions, first it immediately shows you what unit system the current document is using, which can be extremely useful when working parts and assemblies originally created by colleagues or suppliers.

Units Quick Select

Units Quick Select

Secondly it provides quick access to change these unit system settings.  In previous releases users had to dig through the documents options to reach the Unit settings (Tools > Options > Document Properties > Units).  But now simply clicking on the new Unit System button will bring up a list of preset unit types that the user can choose from, as well as the option to jump immediately into the Unit settings window where any custom unit settings can be chosen.

SOLIDWORKS Document Properties Units

SOLIDWORKS Document Properties Units

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew Lidstone is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Application Engineer specializing in Data Management systems. He has been working in the SOLIDWORKS reseller channel since 2010 helping clients get the most from their CAD tools.