Hide Table of Contents

Establishing the Measurement

The first step in creating a TolAnalyst study is to specify the measurement as a linear dimension between two DimXpert features.

Examples  
This measurement is the overall length of the three-part assembly.

This measurement is the gap between a hole and a shaft.

You can define measurements between any of the following DimXpert features. When the selected features are a combination of plane, line, or axis types, they must be parallel to one another. Surface types require that you use an exact point.
  • Point types: Sphere, Intersect Point
  • Axis types: Boss, Cone, Cylinder, Simple Hole, Counterbore Hole, Countersink Hole, Slot
  • Line types: Intersect Line
  • Plane types: Notch, Plane, Width
  • Surface types: Surface

To define a measurement:

  1. Select faces of two features for Measure From and Measure To to establish the measurement.
    The selection of which feature is Measure From versus Measure To can affect the results. Example: Selecting Features to Measure
    A linear dimension appears in the graphics area.
  2. Click to place the dimension.
    The Message box turns from yellow to green, indicating the measurement is defined.
  3. Select the PropertyManager options as necessary.
  4. Click .


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

 
*Email:  
Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Establishing the Measurement
*Comment:  
*   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:




x

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
x

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2017 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.