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SOLIDWORKS Global Variables

How to Share/Link Global Variables and Equations among SOLIDWORKS Models

Global variable and equations in SOLIDWORKS link various dimensions to a specific value or to one another. This technique helps manage the size and shape of your model by modifying only a few variables; and also potentially prevents forgetting some relations between various dimensions in…

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Using a Global Variable for the Number of Instances in a SOLIDWORKS Sketch Pattern [VIDEO]

If you have been using SOLIDWORKS for some time you may agree with me that using global variables and equations can save a lot of time. It is easy to make a variable and link it to a dimension. Well at least most of the time….

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Set Dimension Value to a SOLIDWORKS Global Variable without Linking to it [VIDEO]

A SOLIDWORKS Global Variable is a useful way to keep a set of values linked to dimensions in your model so you can quickly make a change and all dimensions linked will be updated.  But perhaps you are adding a dimension and you just want to…

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Linking Units to Global Variables in SOLIDWORKS 2014 [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Units

If your SOLIDWORKS document units are not set to global variables this can cause the shape and size of your part to dramatically change when different document units are specified. Watch the following tutorial video to learn how linking units to global variables in SOLIDWORKS…

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Linking SOLIDWORKS Component Dimensions to Global Variables at the Assembly Level [VIDEO]

During one of our recent SOLIDWORKS online training courses an excellent question was poised by one of the students regarding linking SOLIDWORKS Component Dimensions: “Am I able to link dimensions within my components to a global variable I have created within my SOLIDWORKS Assembly?” As it turns out the answer to the question is yes! This is also much easier in later releases of SOLIDWORKS. Take a peek at the video below in order to see how to setup Assembly level global references. A shout out to Graham Brown of CARBER Investments Inc. for the excellent question!

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