I'm working on a Tutorial. It telling me to selection of "ANSI" in Dimension Standards. But SW doesn't know, I don't know where "Dimension Standards" is/are ?
Anyone know ? Thank you
If you are not already in a default 'ANSI' template then what you need to do is this...........
In Solidworks, goto TOOLS> OPTIONS> and then select the 'Document Properties' tab (circled in red as number 1) at the top of the new screen which appears like below..............
Now click on 'Drafting Standard' (Red number 2), click on the drop-down arrow (Red number 3), and then select 'ANSI' (Red number 4) from the list.
I hope this helps.
Got it Dave. Thanks You again.
Funny, SW is telling me to go to ANSI, but it's working in ISO. Such as life.
Try to remember that every little nuance within a tutorial is teaching you something. Yes, the tutorial could have started in a 'ISO' template and you may not have needed to go through this step but essentially this little process has just shown you very many things, including how to get to your document properties, your drafting standards, how many drafting standards there are etc.
Don't treat the tutorial like you just need to complete it and move on to the next one to progress. Each time it takes you to a new screen or process, have a good look and perhaps a poke around, you can always go back a step or two if you need to. Many times I have referred to the tutorials to get a process properly understood in my head. Take your time with them and let the experience sink in.............
I keep running into a problem where the tut does not match the SW software. So I can't follow word for word because the tut is out of sync with the software. Plus no matching examples from the tut to show how the feature tree or property tree should look for reference. SW also assumes the student knows more then he does, or it seems to me. I have to erase the file again. Third time. 3 steps forward, two steps back. I m thinking the tut is from 09 and never updated on this lesson at least.
If SW taught how to use the feature or property trees to go back and desolve a spot then repeat the spot, then that would help speed the lesson. This should be first in line but thats not the case so I have to blow the file then start again.
Could you take some snapshot or a scan or a pdf of your tutorial excercise and attach here?
I'm starting another file. Next glitch I run into I will Ruben, thank you.
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Only for the records...ANSI/ASME Y14.5 is an international standard...good choice!
4 th time I've tried to cut this hole. Won't work.
I'm at home now, but tomorrow morning I will try to help you.
It's like 0:37 AM here...
The model you included does not have the sketch circle from the topic, Sketching the Hole, does it? You need the sketch to complete the Extruded Cut which creates the hole. please go back and start from Sketching the Hole.
Dave Bear wrote: Hi Frank, If you are not already in a default 'ANSI' template then what you need to do is this........... In Solidworks, goto TOOLS> OPTIONS> and then select the 'Document Properties' tab (circled in red as number 1) at the top of the new screen which appears like below.............. Now click on 'Drafting Standard' (Red number 2), click on the drop-down arrow (Red number 3), and then select 'ANSI' (Red number 4) from the list. I hope this helps. Dave.
Dave Bear wrote:
I'm sure you already know this, but others may not. If all you need to do is change the Units from mm to inch, or vice versa, there's a shortcut. See How do I change my units from inches to mm (or vice versa)?
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