Create Ordinate and Run Dimensions in SOLIDWORKS 2014


show more Aside from baseline dimension and chain dimension scheme, you can also use ordinate or running dimension schemes in SolidWorks to define values for the different parts of a drawing. This online video shows how to create ordinate and running dimensions so you'll have a concise and clean way of notating them when your design has multiple features. show less
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Creating ordinate and running dimensions

This movie will continue on with dimensioning by adding the ordinate and running dimensioning styles. To get started, let's go ahead up here to Smart Dimension, and directly below that, click on the drop-down arrow. And we're going to go ahead and choose the Horizontal Ordinate Dimension. To use this dimensioning scheme, what we're going to do is we're going to choose what is the baseline of the part. In this case here, I'm going to choose this edge here. And as I click on that, I'm going to actually drag down this little zero mark, right below the part. Now any item I click on in the part, will automatically add to this dimension. So, if I click on this first hole here, it adds a dimension.

I click on the second hole here, adds the dimension. This line here, this hole here, this line there, this line, this hole, the end of the part. Really quick way to dimension. It's a great way to add a lot of dimensions quickly and it's very compact. It only uses one line across the b...

Creating ordinate and running dimensions
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Aside from baseline dimension and chain dimension scheme, you can also use ordinate or running dimension schemes in SolidWorks to define values for the different parts of a drawing. This online video shows how to create ordinate and running dimensions so you'll have a concise and clean way of notating them when your design has multiple features.

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