Good Dimensioning Techniques For Solidworks


Using model items.

  1. Step 1:

    A drawing view produced to start with. Go to insert, model items.

  2. Step 2:

    I have selected dimensions marked for drawing and not marked for drawings - in this ismple case, all dimensions. You might also need to select geometric and weld symbols etc.

  3. Step 3:

    The dims are added, copied from your model.

  4. Step 4:

    The dimensions are a two way parametric link. The dimensions can be modified in the drawing, these will change the size of the model. Here I have added a tolerance.

  5. Step 5:

    And the tolerance is shown in the model.


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