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FAQ - Why does measuring a Solidworks file in eDrawings result in a dimension that is ‘slightly’ different from the real value (measured in SolidWorks)?

Blog Post created by Jeff Niederman Employee on Apr 27, 2012

Solution ID: S-051308

Updated: 10/27/2010

 

Question:

Why does measuring a Solidworks file in eDrawings result in a dimension that is ‘slightly’ different from the real value (measured in SolidWorks)?

 

Answer:

eDrawings uses the tesselated shaded image data to measure the file. One thing to check is the shaded and draft quality resolution document property option of the file in Solidworks (open the file in Solidworks > Tools > Options > Document Properties > Image quality). As a workaround try to move the “Shaded and draft quality HLR/HLV resolution” bar all the way right and save the file. That corresponds to save the file with the maximum level of image resolution and the measurement in eDrawings will be more precise.

 

For more information:

- See eDrawings FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

- Ask an eDrawing question

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