SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials – eDrawings videos – How to use the Measure tool in the eDrawings environment.
Hi everyone! Here are videos from my new playlist about SOLIDWORKS eDrawings. eDrawings is the built-in utility provided by SOLIDWORKS for exporting drawings of your models for sharing with clients, colleagues and so on.
SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials – How to use the Measure Tool in the eDrawings Environment, part 1 http://youtu.be/okgr1IB-PFg
SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials – How to use the Measure Tool in the eDrawings Environment, part 2 http://youtu.be/IgX1wObm75Y
SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials – How to use the Measure Tool in the eDrawings Environment, part 3 http://youtu.be/mxk0XU2o7C8
SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials – How to use the Measure Tool in the eDrawings Environment, part 4 http://youtu.be/SmAR8UrMvaY
Here is the link to the eDrawings course at my site, and this is included with the Platinum training bundle:
Solidworks Platinum training library: http://www.video-tutorials.net/shop/solidworks-video-tutorials/solidworks-tutorials-videos/
Here’s an excerpt from this course:
“Welcome back. In this video, I show you how to use the eDrawings measure tool. First let’s save our part as an eDrawings document. On the quick access toolbar, click the Save icon, then choose Save As. From the file type drop down menu, choose the file type eDrawings document. Check the following checkbox: “Okay to measure this eDrawings file.” Otherwise the measure tool won’t be available in the eDrawings environment. The only reason you’d leave this unchecked is if you don’t want your viewer to be able to, for example, reverse engineer your model by measuring entities in the eDrawings environment. After this, click ok, and then cancel out. Now let’s open our eDrawings file.
The measure tool is located on the command manager, and has four filters. The first filter allows you to select faces, the second filter is for edges, the third is for vertices, and the fourth allows you to select holes. There are some nuances to using each of these filters. For example,w what if you want to measure the distance between the center of a hole and an edge? Let’s check all this out in this course. Activate the Faces filter. Now I’ll select 2 faces in the graphic area. In the results window, we see the normal distance is 43mm. We can specify the type of units here—inches, for e.g. Angle measurements: degrees or radians.
To clear selections, just select them in the selection box and press delete on your keyboard. Or, select the entity again; click on it again.”