UK - 01926 333777
ROI - 01 297 4440
Search
01926 333777
SOLIDWORKS Elite Specialists
MENU

Sketch Tip: Speedy dimensions

Monday January 28, 2013 at 1:40pm
 

SOLIDWORKS 2013 has a new option to allow intelligent dimensioning of sketches automatically. It basically allows you to sketch as normal, but if you know the size of the sketch entity you are adding, you can type in what size it should be. If you don't know, simply do not enter a value.

The option of adding dimension whilst sketching has been around for a few releases now, so if you are not on the latest version (2013) then you can still use the option, but you will need to control manually when a dimension is not added. To not add the dimension, simply press ALT on the keyboard and you will get the same sort of functionality. Check out the video to see exactly how it works...

 

Related Blog Posts

How to Save Time with Open Modes in SOLIDWORKS
New to SOLIDWORKS 2020, the format of accessing different open modes has changed, and a time saving, ‘Detailing’ open mode has been introduced for working with drawings. Now that these options are more apparent, some of you may be wondering, what do ...
Working from home with your SOLIDWORKS Licences
In the current climate relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) there is a growing potential for more people to be temporarily self-isolating or working from home. While this can be inconvenient, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you cannot continue to ...
Quick Search Tool – SOLIDWORKS PDM
With the recent release of SOLIDWORKS 2020, the data management suites of PDM Professional & PDM Standard come with the new functionality of using Microsoft Explorers’ Quick Search tool to search the PDM vault.Existing vaults need a few swift options...
Top