Dimension Type

Dimensions in drawings are either:
True Accurate model values.
Projected 2D dimensions.

The dimension type is set when you insert a drawing view. You can view and change the dimension type in drawing view PropertyManagers.

The rules for dimension type are:
  • SOLIDWORKS specifies Projected type dimensions for standard and custom orthogonal views and True type dimensions for isometric, dimetric, and trimetric views.
  • If you create a projected or auxiliary view from another view, the new view uses Projected type dimensions, even if the original view used True type dimensions.