Fast, Easy Measurements in SOLIDWORKS

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There’s a way to get fast, easy measurements without invoking the Measurement Tool

Well…how?

By selecting certain attributes of the model, you will get information in your Status Bar at the bottom right of your SOLIDWORKS session.

 

Select a single Edge to gets in length: see below

Select one edge

 

Select a single Vertex to get your 3 coordinates: see below

Select one vertex only

 

Ctrl + Select two parallel edges to get the Normal Distance and Total Combined Length: see below

Ctrl select two parallel lines

 

Ctrl + Select two parallel faces to get the Normal Distance: see below

Ctrl select two parallel faces

Ctrl + Select two vertices to get distance and X. Y, Z location: see below

Ctrl select two vertices to get distance X,Y,Z

 

Ctrl + Select a vertex and an edge to get the Normal Distance between them: see below

Ctrl select vertex and edges get normal distance between them

 

Ctrl + Select two non-parallel lines to get the angle between them:

Ctrl select two non parallel lines to get the angle between them

 

Ctrl + Select two non-parallel planar faces to get the angle between them: see below

Ctrl select two non-parallel faces

 

Select circular edge (radius or diameter) to get size and X, Y, Z location: see below

Select circular edge (Radius or Diameter) to get size and location X,Y,Z

 

Select circular face (radius or diameter) to get only the size not the location: see below

Select circular edge (Radius or Diameter) to get size only

 

Ctrl + Select two parallel cylindrical faces to get the distance between them: see below

Select two non-parallel cylindrical faces (Radius or Diameter) to get the distance between them

 

Ctrl + Select multiple edges to get total combined length of selected edges: see below

Ctrl select multiple edges to get total length

 

I hope this helps make you more efficient!

Check you later,

Don Glaske – Sr. Application Engineer

Computer Aided Technology