Measure tool is very useful and frequently used in designing

We can easily measure the angle, radius, and size between the lines, points, surfaces, and plane in the sketches, 3D models, assemblies, or images in realtime with the help of measure tool.
If we select the points or sketches, coordinates x, y, and z are shown.
The conventional length or radius can be view by clicking on the selected edge.
So the Measure tool is very useful and frequently used in designing.


To use the measure tool:
Measure click on the Tools toolbar or the Tools> Measure.
When the Measure dialog box appears, you can switch between different documents without closing the dialog box.
If we turn on the document that the item is selected, the measurement information will be updated automatically.





steps we have to do,
Select the item to be measured.
Callouts appear in the graphics area. The new measurement will always be updated dynamically appear when we change the selection.
Click to expand the dialog box to display the resulting values​​.

If we choose a single entity, the edge length, face area, and so on will be displayed.

If you select two entities, the smallest distance between the entities shown.

To remove an item from the current selection, click the item again in the graphics area.
To delete all the options, click an empty area in the graphics area.
To turn off the function of the size, right click in the graphics area, and select Select.
To activate the function of the size of the back, click in the Measure dialog box.

























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Appearance Color of Parts

We can now apply color to all parts, features selected (including surface or curve), or face certain models.
We can also change the color by manipulating the appearance of shaded model.
Color choices are made with a Color Change the color set supercedes the Document Properties tab.
We can also use the Appearances Property Manager to determine the color, material appearance,
and transparency for parts and assembly components. To sketch or curve it, use the Property Manager Color Sketch / Curve to apply the color.
To apply the color or visual properties for the part or assembly components:
Click Edit> Appearance or Edit, Appearance, Appearance.

Set the properties on the Appearances Property Manager.
Add PhotoWorks to work with the Advanced tab, which include Illumination, Mapping, and Surface Finish tabs, and a choice of options Color / Image tab.
To display a simplified Color / Image interface, click the Basic tab.
Click OK.
































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Setting the System Options and Document Properties

So that we can save time when drawing with SolidWorks, we can define System Options and Document Properties before we start drawing.
We can set options for all the images that we make.
Options System Options are stored in the registry of the computer.
System Options are not part of the document.
Changes in System Options will have an effect on all the all the systems both current and future.
ANSI or ISO Dimension Standard, and other Units are set in Document Properties
ANSI or ISO Standard Dimensions, Units and Properties are set out in Document Properties.

Steps we need to do to set options for the image:
Click Tools> Options> System Options> Miscellaneous.
Then choose what we want to set and then click OK.


Reset All option is to restore all systems, not only on the current page as well for the system default.

Eliminate duplicate model of dimensions on the insert
When we choose the default, duplicates are not inserted into the dimensions of the image when the dimensions of the model included.

Mark all part / assembly dimension for import into drawings by default.
Regulate every dimension that we put into the model as Mark For Drawing.
These dimensions include the dimensions of the model when we enter into the picture.

Automatically scale new drawing views.
Display new images adapted to the size of the drawing sheet, regardless of the selected paper size.

































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Angle-chamfer distance

Creates a feature on selected beveled edges or a vertex.
Enter values ​​for distance and angle in the chamfer PropertyManager or in the graphics area. An arrow points in the That Appears
direction in the which the distance is Measured. If Necessary, click Flip direction.

Chamfer tool is a tool to create the feature side, on the edges, faces, or vertices.
Angle chamfer distance to adjust the distance and angle of the Property Manager or the graphics area.
An arrow appears pointing to the direction where the distance will be measured.
Select the arrows to flip direction, or click Flip direction
To make a chamfer, the steps we have to do is:
Click the chamfer on the toolbar feature, or click Insert, Features, chamfer.
Under Parameter chamfer:
Select an entity in the graphics area to edge and face or Vertex.
Select> Angle distance
Select Equal Distance to assign a single value for the distance or the vertex.
Select the Keep check box features if you want to retain features Such as cuts or extrudes That would otherwise be removed when you apply the chamfer.
Select preview mode: Full preview, Partial preview, or No preview.
Click OK.

























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callouts SOLIDWORKS

Callouts are text in the box that appears in the graphics area when we use certain tools.
Callouts it helps us in making 3d design, because it can easily distinguish between different entities.
When we make a sweep, here too there are callouts showing the profile sweep and sweep path.
We can draw these callouts for the position, but we can not use it to change the nature of the entity that
Some of them refer to callouts.

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Creating a rib

We can make the rib using a single or multiple sketches. We can also make a feature rib with draft, or select the contour reference to the concept.
Rib add material to the thickness specified in the specified direction between the contours and existing parts.
Rib is a special type of feature extruded sketch made ​​from the contour is open or closed.

To make a rib, the steps we have to do is:
Sketching contours to be used as a rib feature on the cut parts or plane parallel or oblique to the plane there.
Click on the toolbar Rib feature, or click Insert, Features, Rib.
Set PropertyManager options.
Click OK.





















































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linear Pattern

Direction of linear pattern works like a linear pattern feature in parts, and a reference line, axis, edge, and so on to set a direction.
If we have a feature pattern in one part, we have to use a pattern-driven feature-driven feature pattern instead of a local pattern
Rebuild time may be longer, but the associativity between the part and assembly will be protected from damage / error.

Linear Pattern Property Manager will arise when we make one or more patterns of features in one or two linear path.

Property Manager is to control:

direction 1
Pattern Direction.
Setting the direction for Direction 1.
Select the edge, linear line, axis, or dimension.
If necessary, click Reverse Direction to reverse the pattern.

Spacing.
Set the distance between the pattern for Direction 1.

Number of Instances.
Set the number of pattern for Direction 1.
This amount includes the original feature or feature selection.


direction 2
Creating a direction for Direction 2.

Spacing.
Set the distance between the pattern for Direction 2.

Number of Instances.
Set the number of pattern for Direction 2.

Pattern seed only.
Creating a linear pattern in the direction 2 using seed features, without imitating the example of the pattern of Direction 1.




























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