SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Movable Datum Target – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Movable Datum Target – #SW2018

When Creating a datum target, it may become necessary to move the datum target for readability. New to SOLIDWORKS 2018, you can now create movable datum targets with the Datum Target Tool.

To move horizontally, you can select the “horizontal” option in the property manager. Here you can toggle between left and right.

, SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Movable Datum Target – #SW2018

To move the datum target at an angle, you can select the “Rotational Movable” option in the Property manager. Within the Rotational Movable option, there is the ability to free drag as well.


I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2018. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the CATI Application Engineers will continue to break down many of the new items in SOLIDWORKS 2018. All of these articles will be stored in the category of “SOLIDWORKS What’s New.” You can also learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2018 by clicking on the image below to register for one of CATI’s Design Innovation Summits.

Will Kefauver

Application Support Engineer


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