With SOLIDWORKS MBD being released, you might be trying out DimXpert for the first time. If you want to learn more about SOLIDWORKS MBD, check out my previous blog entry. Here are some quick tips that might help.
Change Annotation Plane
When you have an annotation, you might need it to be placed on a different plane. An example would be the dimension is on the TOP plane and you need it on the FRONT plane. If you select the annotation, click the Single Quote button on your keyboard. It’s the button with the ~ & `.
This will bring up the annotation plane box allowing you to choose where to place it.
If you have multiple DimXpert dimensions and they are the same, you can combine them. Just select them and RMB; it will give you the option to Combine Dimension.
In the DimXpert Manager, the dimensions are just listed out with a generic name (i.e. Diameter1, Diameter2, etc). You have the ability to rename them to whatever you want. This can help with finding specific dimensions later.
When you have a Geometric Tolerance, you might want to display the basic dimensions (the ones with a box around them). If you select the GT in the tree, RMB and choose to Recreate basic dim.
DimXpert isn’t only for SOLIDWORKS files. You can import other 3D models and apply dimensions to it. The dimensions do not look at features but rather geometry.