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Using the Measure Option

To use the Measure option when creating or editing an equation:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click Equations OTTool_Equations_Tools.gif (Tools toolbar).
    • Click Tools > Equations.
    • Right-click the Equations FM_equations.gif folder in the FeatureManager design tree, and select Manage Equations.
  2. Select the Equations View equations_view_icon.
  3. In the Equations section, click an empty cell in the Name column.
  4. Click a dimension in the graphics area.

    The SolidWorks software does the following:
    • Propagates the dimension name to the empty cell in the Name column and encloses it in quotation marks.
    • Moves the cursor to the Value/Equations column and inserts = (equal sign).
    • Displays a flyout menu with options for starting the equation.

  5. In the flyout menu, select Measure….
  6. In the graphics area, select the references to create a reference dimension.
  7. In the Dimension PropertyManager, make any changes to the parameters of the dimension and click PM_OK.gif.
The new dimension appears as part of the equation.

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