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overall part dimensions

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wadep

Guest
anyone know if there's anywhere in solidworks where i can find the maximum dimensions of my parts -- perhaps even my assemblies -- without having to measure them all manually? i know "mass properties" will give me volume, surface area, axes of inertia, and all that other good stuff... but what about simple dimensions?
 

bcampbell

Moderator
If you look in the SW API you'll have access to the overall volume dimensions. I haven't seen this available in the UI (user interface).
I have forgotten what it's called, but it something like global space or some other big name.

You could write a simple VB program that could print this out for you.

Why do you want this?
 
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wadep

Guest
thanks for the tip... i haven't found it yet, but i'll keep looking.

i'd think it would be useful to many engineers and designers to be able to easily measure overall part dimensions, no?
 

kvengel

New member
TRY LINKING THE DIM MEAUSURED IN FLAT PATTERN OR WHATEVER BY CREATING A CUSTOM PROPERTY LENGTH AND CLICK THAT DIM FOR ITS VALUE

kEITH
 

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