Understanding relationship types


show more Various relationships are needed and used to help improve sketches and design proficiency. During design edits, it is not necessary to go through the hassle of changing dimensions if dimensions are replaced with relationships. This helps to simplify designs. This online training focuses on understanding relationship types in SOLIDWORKS applications in order to improve design efficiency. show less
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Understanding relationship types

Let's talk about the various relationships and how they can help us to sketch better. I have open a sketch on the top plane here with a rectangle with four holes in it. And it's a fully defined sketch and it is the correct size and the correct location. However, there's a lot of extra work here that we probably can save ourselves a lot of time. So let's point a few things out that probably, we could improve if we use some relationships instead of all these dimensions. Let's go ahead and count all the one inch dimensions. We've got, like, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 11, 12 times we're using the same one inch dimension.

That's a lot. So general rule of thumb is if we use the same dimension more than once, it's too many times. So, let's go through here and see if we can replace some of these dimensions, with relationships to simplify the design. And now notice, these are all the same size hole. So instead of dimensioning all four of t...

Understanding relationship types
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Various relationships are needed and used to help improve sketches and design proficiency. During design edits, it is not necessary to go through the hassle of changing dimensions if dimensions are replaced with relationships. This helps to simplify designs. This online training focuses on understanding relationship types in SOLIDWORKS applications in order to improve design efficiency.

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CAD
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SOLIDWORKS
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