The variables within the angle brackets are call outs for default symbols or callouts for the dimensions of the parametric model remember solidworks is an associative software. Change the dimensions of the rectangle into 70 and 500 mm by clicking at the dimension button create an extruded boss base go to.
The parametric nature of solidworks means that the dimensions and relations drive the geometry not the other way around.
Solidworks dimension text codes. This function will automatically arrange the selected dimensions for you. This blog will show you how to control the color of dimensions in a solidworks drawing. There are two basic ways to import dimensions in a drawing.
If you used the hole callout tool to dimension the hole in figure 1 you ll see three different variables in the dimension text field. Several dimensioning commands allow you to edit or format the dimension text while creating dimensions. Follow the programming vba and vsta macros using solidworks api section for guidelines of using and creating macros in solidworks.
Macros are grouped by categories. D1 then you need to fill in the name text box manually to give the dimension a meaningful name. The g in gd t.
After you either specify two defining points or identify an entity to be dimensioned you are prompted to specify the dimension line location. Dimensiontextall all text removes all of the text from the dimension including any to the left top right and bottom and replaces it with all text. Part assembly drawing performance etc.
Use the second text box to place text under the solid dimension line. You can split text only if the text position is set to solid leader aligned text in tools options document properties dimensions for the dimension. Importing dimensions in a drawing.
This page contains a library of useful macros utilities and scripts for solidworks engineers. Parenthesis and inspection outline may be applied to the top and bottom independently from each other. The paralleldimension command is an example of such a command.
Editing and formatting dimension text. Dimensiontext left right sets the text to the left of the dimension to be left and the text to the right to be right. Smart dimension or model items.
Mod diam dim and thru. You will need to use your smart dimension tool to place what some call r eference dimensions. Insert boss base extrude or click at the extrude icon.