Hide Table of Contents

Creating Vertical Dimensions

You can create a vertical dimension between two points. The vertical direction is defined by the orientation of the current sketch.

To create a vertical dimension:

  1. Click Vertical Dimension Tool_Vertical_Dimensions_Relations.gif (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or Tools > Dimensions > Vertical.

    The pointer changes to pointer_dim_vertical.gif.

  2. Click the two points to dimension.

    You can undo previous selections by pressing Esc. For example, when dimensioning multiple entities using the Vertical Dimension Tool_Vertical_Dimensions_Relations.gif tool, you can press Esc to undo the last selection. This is helpful if you accidentally select an entity that you did not want to dimension.

  3. Click a location to place the dimension.

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Creating Vertical Dimensions
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.