SOLIDWORKS Path Length Dimension [VIDEO]

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE updated September 10, 2013

New in SOLIDWORKS is the ability to dimension the overall length of a chain of sketch entities. Imagine you have to dimension the length of a wire or chain, without knowing its shape. For example a path length dimension can drive a full sketch where you have either relations or a combination of driven/driving dimensions linked by equations between the sketch entities.

Please watch this SOLIDWORKS Path Length Dimension tutorial video to see three examples of using the new feature in SOLIDWORKS:

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Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.