Dimensioning

Tips and Tricks for Dimensioning Sketches in SOLIDWORKS

fully defined sketch with dimensions

Dimensioning a sketch in SOLIDWORKS is one of the most common and repeated operations when drawing a sketch. Therefore, employing different shortcuts for the dimensioning process can help you save time and make sketching an effortless experience. This blog presents the most valuable set of…

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Clean up your SOLIDWORKS Drawings with the Auto Arrange Dimensions Tool

A helpful SOLIDWORKS tool for organizing dimensions and annotations in a drawing is the Auto Arrange Dimensions tool. This can be activated several ways: By selecting the tool from the Align Toolbar (enabled by right-clicking the CommandManager and selecting Align from the Toolbar drop-down menu)….

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How to identify and label X & Y coordinate points in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing

In complicated drawings where there are many details to represent, you may want to label specific SOLIDWORKS coordinate points in your drawing views. If only a few labels are required then two dimensions can be used, one for horizontal and the other for vertical distance. Alternatively, Chain or…

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