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Essentials Tips - "modify dimension"

Tuesday October 22, 2013 at 4:18pm

Essentials Tips

During training this week’s SOLIDWORKS essentials, I was reminded of a little tip that has been removed from the course itself over the years but one that I always like to show….

SOLIDWORKS gives the user the ability to use the modify dimension box for more than just entering the value of the dimension

Let me explain below:

Were you aware you can use the modify box as a Calculator by entering add, subtract, divide and multiply keystrokes, + - / *

 SOLIDWORKS Essentials Tip, Calculator

Or perhaps how you can enter any unit system into the box and SOLIDWORKS will convert the value into the current unit system of you document…therefore working as a unit convertor

SOLIDWORKS Unit Conversion

In addition:

We can also use the modify box to enter equations, global variables and also give the dimension a more descriptive name…




Global Variable

SOLIDWORKS Global Variable

Dimension Name

SOLIDWORKS Dimension Name

For more information on the last 3 here, head over to pages and watch our tips and tricks video’s as well as our Webcast Wednesday archives

Thank you for your time,

Russell Richardson

Elite Applications Engineer




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