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Engineering Design and Graphics with SolidWorks® 2014 by James D. Bethune

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Chapter 7. Dimensioning

Chapter Objectives

Learn how to dimension objects

Learn about ANSI standards and conventions

Learn how to dimension different shapes and features

Learn the fundamentals of 3D dimensioning

7-1 Introduction

Dimensions are added to SolidWorks on Drawing documents. Dimensions will appear in Part documents, but these are construction dimensions. These sketch dimensions are used to create a part and are used when a sketch is edited. They may be modified as the part is being created using the Smart Dimension tool. They will not appear on the finished model or in assembly drawings.

Figure 7-1 shows a dimensioned shape. The drawing on the left in Figure 7-1 shows the sketching dimensions that were created as the part ...

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