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SOLIDWORKS: Drawing Dimension Colors


Drawing Dimension Colors


Happy New Year everyone! The first blog of 2017 and I’m starting with a customer support call regarding dimension colors on drawing.


One of our customers called wondering why the same drawing would open on different machines with a color change for dimensions. This was something I had to look up myself.


The first reason a dimension might appear 1 color on one machines and a different color on another is because of the Color Display Mode being turned off in the Line Format toolbar.


Let’s explore a little…


Here is the Line Format toolbar:




Here is my model with the default grey color for dimensions.




To manually change the color of a dimension, use the Line Color icon.




Select a dimension and a color. Here I took dimension 38.100 and changed it from default grey to red.




The color remains red unless I select the Color Display Mode button on the Line Format toolbar.




When I close the Color Display Mode icon, the line color will revert back to the default color set in Tools > Options > Color > Dimensions, Not imported (Driven) option.






I hope you found this helpful! Thanks for reading.


Judy Marlo, CSWP
Application Engineer
Computer Aided Technology

Posted in Daily Dose.....of SolidWorks Support, Drawings, General Info, SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks

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