Example of an Overconstrained Sketch Driven Dimension: is driven by the model *Changing the model changes this driven dimension value Driving Dimension: drives the model *Changing this driving dimension changes the model 20 Center point of line. When I dimension something, the dimension is placed, however I then cant edit it, I cant even click inside the text box to change the value of the dimension, the only way I … Won't let me select two things when creating a point. it is very frustrating. With the Sketch shown we can easily add the Dimension that we need and then Hide the Sketch in the same way that we showed it. Glenn Schroeder - absolutely - good catch - Lucas Silva  - surely you'll mark Glenn's answer as the correct one.. John, like Glenn stated he was late to this party. Re: Measure Tool - how is it not working yet for you? Now it won't. The software won't let you do that. Took me 30 minutes – the last combine operations are pretty demanding for the computer. My.SolidWorks Subscription Services > SolidWorks Fundamentals > Equations > Create and Edit Equations in the Equations Dialog Box > Changing Dimensions by Configuration 12. Like I said, it is a driven dimension. Auto Repair Function. So what do you perceive the issue to be? If an assembly won't open the problem is most likely an individual component of that assembly. It will let me put in the correct distance, but it won't let go of the first selection I give it, and I can't deselect the dimension tool. Starting from SOLIDWORKS 2018 you can dimension entities with the Auto Insert Dimension tool on the context toolbar. What are your most impressive tricks of solidworks, Please spread. To compensate this, another setting was added. Well there are other options, one being putting sketch points on the vertexes but I like the converted line better because it is more visible to other users. Thank you. Instant 2D is a way for you to directly manipulate your sketch dimension with a simple mouse cursor drag. And that one feature is Instant 2D. Posted by 3 years ago. Hiya! And to see the reference dim you may needs to turn annotation views on. SOLIDWORKS has designed a variety of methods that allow for quick and efficient dimensioning. They are found on the far left of the Sketch tab on the CommandManager. It looks like you already placed this dimension - on the sketch. Would be fair of your part not to omit WHY I rejected that answer. You can capture the view orientation of your SOLIDWORKS part or assembly and save it for use in your drawing by using the New View command on the View Orientation dialog box. Dassault still owes an explanation as to why it allows: What are you trying to accomplish? Right-click the side of the dimension to foreshorten and click Display Options > Foreshorten. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. In the Right-click in the graphics area and halfway down you will see ‘Rotate About Scene Floor’. I want to place that driven dimension so I can use it. SW not allowed to place dim twice. When I type anything into the "dimension text" box, it … Access this command by using the Spacebar or View, Modify, View Orientation. To set a document-level default for the foreshortened style, with a drawing open, click Tools > Options > Document Properties > Dimensions > Linear and under Foreshortened, select a style. A suppressed equation would be hidden or grayed out. However Lucas rejected that answer. This is frustrating because more time is spent cleaning up the dimension spacing. Click on annotations and make sure all annotations are visible and probably dim you need will be shown on the sketch. Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. SOLIDWORKS Automatic Sketch Dimensions makes this process much faster. For some reason it won't let me … Press J to jump to the feed. The dimension under the cursor simply won't be placed after I click on the desired land site, Attempted steps:Smart dimension tool > Click on the edge I want to measure > Drag the dimension to where I want it. This means that the general format is the same. Missing sketch dimensions in Solidworks. Path-based and … There you go, 360 degrees of freedom. Log In Sign Up. In my detail drawing, I need to enter "OPPOSITE SIDE", under the annotation that it provides. The good news is most of it can be fixed by turning off one feature. In SOLIDWORKS, it has always been very easy to show the dimensions for a feature: just double-click on the feature and presto: all the dimensions for that feature are shown. Sorry Lucas, your only option is the one proposed by J Mather; I have never known SolidWorks to create a dimension the you are trying. Question asked by James Bourque on Jan 12, 2021 Latest reply on Jan 13, 2021 by Alex Lachance. I wonder why it doesn't work. All we need to do is find and Show the Sketch in the drawing. SOLIDWORKS 2017 added an automatic function for repairing corrupted files. You make it seem like the software doesn't lead to believe it is possible, Your answer is very close to the right answer. The end result show on the right captures our design intent and we have a drawing that we can now send out to the shop floor. The sketch dimensions update at the end of the drag. If you hover over a changed dimension, a tooltip shows the previous dimension. Search 'Dimensions' in the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base. To create an angular dimension between two lines: User account menu. On the Feature Manager area RBM on Annotations and mark: What if you do a 2D sketch and project (convert) that edge? However, if I open up one of the sample files or a file I had laying around from school or old projects, it will let me edit existing dimensions. It will only select the centerline of the part. 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