5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2012 1:31 PM by Corey Takehara

# Solidworks smart dimensions wrong?

Hello everybody,

I have to say I'm a little stumped here about smart dimensions. I'm trying to build some trim around my cabinets at 1.5" thick with the trim having a 45 degree anlge. Well when I go to build the one side with a 45 deg at 1.5" thick everything works fine. But when I go to make the other side it tells me that the new side can only be at 1.18" thick without over defining. I guess I don't see how that's possible. Is this a glich with solidworks dimensioning or is it me?

Thanks,

~Corey

• ###### Re: Solidworks smart dimensions wrong?

It is possible there is another dimension or relation that is fully defining this sketch. Would it be possible for you to upload the file? If not, perhaps taking another screen shot showing the entire sketch could help diagnose the issue. Ensure the relations and dimensions are all being shown.

Regards,

Jesse B.

• ###### Re: Solidworks smart dimensions wrong?

Hi Jesse,

Thanks for the response . Here are some more pics of whats going on. On the last image is when I deleted the line to get it to set straight at 1.5" but the only way that it shows that its straight is at 1.18". To me this is really simple thing to accomplish since one side is done already but yet it's giving trouble lol.

~ Corey

• ###### Re: Solidworks smart dimensions wrong?

Ok after going back and forth to each one for some reason I went to set it at 45 deg angle and it didn't end up saving it so it had the angle at like 52 deg. Uggg I must have misclicked to get rid of the change oh well.

Sorry for posting

~Corey

• ###### Re: Solidworks smart dimensions wrong?

Try removing one of these relations. It looks like your coincident relation is tying your horizontal line to a previously created feature. So the thickness of this sketch is being defined by this feature. I'd recommend removing the coincident relation. But then you will have to define the angle of that line. But you should be able to define the thickness to 1.5".

I hope this helps!

Regards,

Jesse B.

• ###### Re: Solidworks smart dimensions wrong?

Thanks Jesse for all the help! Unforunately it was a user error lol. When I went to set at 45deg angle I must not have hit the accept button so it left it at some weird angle which is why I couldnt get the other part of the trim to be 1.5" thick. Thanks for the information though I really appreciate it! Have an awesome day!!

~Corey