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Angle dimension of a single line in a sketch

Tips and Tricks Bill 12 October 2015

How many times have you wanted to dimension the angle of a line in a sketch, but there is no reference line to dimension from so you have to draw a construction line and then dimension between it and the line?  Never?  Well I have and it’s a pain, but then I found this little gem.

You can insert the angle dimension by selecting the line and then one of its vertices – SOLIDWORKS will produce a crosshair that will create an angle dimension based on which direction of the crosshair you select.  The video shows this in action.


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