Intro to Dimension Holes and Curved Features in SOLIDWORKS


show more There are some great tools and techniques you can use in SolidWorks to add dimensions to holes and curves. This training video will go into the details of dimensioning holes and curved features using little known commands and modifiers in lieu. Learn how to add dimension to any part of a hole or add visual sharp to dimension a curved feature of the design. show less
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Dimensioning holes and curved features

There's some special tools and techniques for using the dimension tools with holes and curves. By default, hole dimensions relate to the center of a hole. However, in some conditions, you might want to actually add a dimension to the edge of the hole. I'm going to show you how to do that. So I've got the Dimension Tool turned on right now. And I'm going to zoom in here on this model. And I'm going to dimension to this hole. So by default, if I dimension from this edge here to any one of these outside edges of the hole, it automatically chooses the center point of the hole. And what you can't do if you delete that. If you choose the first baseline dimension and then you hold down shift, it actually allows you to either choose the inside of the hole and place the dimension there.

Or, you can choose a baseline dimension, hold down shift and pick the outside of the hole. And it'll pick the outside of the edge. So this is really handy when sometimes you're using a specialty ty...

Dimensioning holes and curved features
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There are some great tools and techniques you can use in SolidWorks to add dimensions to holes and curves. This training video will go into the details of dimensioning holes and curved features using little known commands and modifiers in lieu. Learn how to add dimension to any part of a hole or add visual sharp to dimension a curved feature of the design.

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CAD
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SOLIDWORKS
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