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SOLIDWORKS Dimension

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for SOLIDWORKS Dimension from the Javelin technical team

SOLIDWORKS Drawings Tips

SOLIDWORKS Drawing Tips & Tricks On-Demand Webinar

Are you familiar with all the different ways you can work with drawings in SOLIDWORKS? Watch our on-demand webinar to…

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SOLIDWORKS Foreshorten Dimension

Why can’t I Foreshorten my SOLIDWORKS Dimension?

I recently had a reoccurring problem when creating drawings in SOLIDWORKS. I would constantly lose the Foreshorten option. Yes, you…

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DEG vs Symbol

Why do my SOLIDWORKS Drawings show “deg” instead of the degree symbol?

Have you ever come across a SOLIDWORKS Drawing where the letters “deg” are displayed instead of the degree symbol and…

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How to dimension a spline in SOLIDWORKS

What if in SOLIDWORKS you need to model a wire, tube, or other path that has a predetermined length but…

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Why SOLIDWORKS Link Values is better than a Global Variable

Back with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2010, SOLIDWORKS introduced Global Variables. A nice little utility, to define a constant that…

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How to apply All Uppercase to SOLIDWORKS Dimensions & Hole Callouts

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can set the dimension characters or hole callouts to show as all uppercase characters in the…

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Aligning linear diameter dimensions in SOLIDWORKS drawings

Diameter dimensions can be modified to display as linear dimensions if needed. To convert the diameter dimension into linear follow…

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SOLIDWORKS angle dimension between 3 points

What if we need an angle dimension in a sketch, but one of the entities is not a line (perhaps…

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How to adjust SOLIDWORKS Spin Box Increment Values Locally & Globally

Upon editing a dimension value in SOLIDWORKS, you can use the SOLIDWORKS spin box instead of typing in numbers. The…

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Use the SOLIDWORKS Spin Box to Increase/Decrease Dimensions in Increments

The SOLIDWORKS Spin Box is the small thumbwheel at the bottom of the Modify dialog box.  This can be used…

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Select the outside of an Arc rather than the center when adding a dimension in SOLIDWORKS

When adding arc dimensions, you should always select the actual arc rather then the centre point. Doing so will give…

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Is your SOLIDWORKS Sketch Dimension difficult to Delete or Modify?

To delete a SOLIDWORKS Sketch Dimension you typically select the dimension and hit Delete.  To edit the value of the…

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Dimensioning in Style (with SOLIDWORKS Dimension Styles)

Often times, SOLIDWORKS Dimension Styles are passed without notice because it is quite easy to get the job done without…

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SOLIDWORKS Arc Dimension

Sometimes you need to add a SOLIDWORKS Arc Length Dimension.  This can be done in both Sketch and Drawing environments.  The…

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SOLIDWORKS has improved the application of Angle Dimensions [VIDEO]

Sometimes you want to add an angular dimension from the vertical or horizontal, but there isn’t anything nearby from which…

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