Datum Targets now available in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2021

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated October 19, 2020


In SOLIDWORKS MBD 2021, Datum Targets are now available. Previously only Datums were available,  but now in MBD 2021, Datum Targets can be added to a Datum.

The Datum Target command is available from the MBD Dimensions tab but is greyed out if no Datums are defined.

SOLIDWORKS Datum Target Command

SOLIDWORKS Datum Target Command

Once invoked there are various options for creating Datum Targets. There are options for controlling the Style and Settings of the Datum Target.

Datum Target Style and Settings

Datum Target Style and Settings

The settings consist of Target Symbol, Target Area/Size and Leader Style. A description of all the settings can be found in SOLIDWORKS by clicking on the “?” icon.

Note: If multiple Datums are present, the Datum Target will be associated with the selected Datum. If no Datum is selected, you will be prompted to select one.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.