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SOLIDWORKS: Going For a Jog – Creating Jog Leader Lines

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Creating Jog Leader Lines in SOLIDWORKS

 

Creating a leader line jog in SOLIDWORKS can be a very useful tool when displaying certain features in a drawing. Fortunately, there is more than one way to accomplish this in SOLIDWORKS depending on the feature and the drawing view. Take the following simple part as an example:

 

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Let’s say after creating a drawing file from this part, we want to add a dimension to the center cylinder; however, we prefer the leader line not overlaying the part itself.

 

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To do this, we simply RMB on the leader line and select, “Add Jog Point”.

 

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We can then drag the adjustment points on the leader line to ‘shape’ the jog to our liking and – Viola!

 

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Consider another example of the same part:

 

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Make sure the Smart Dimension tool is ‘not’ selected, then RMB on the leader line and go to

Display Options > Jog.

 

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In the same fashion as before, drag the adjustment points on the leader line to shape the jog. Note that each leader line must be ‘jogged’ individually.

 

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Please click on the following link to see how to create a jog for Weld Symbols: SOLIDWORKS Weld Symbols

 

Happy jogging!

 

 

James Carlin, CSWE
Application Engineer
Computer Aided Technology

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

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