Edward Ne

pull dimensions, tolerances, and coordinates from drawing

Discussion created by Edward Ne on Dec 21, 2007
Latest reply on Oct 19, 2011 by Anna Wood
Hi All,

We have an application that cannot be unique. When we order custom parts, we want to make it easier for our QC department to inspect them. If the part is sufficiently complicated, it can take a long time for the QC person to pull all of the dimensions off of a 2D print.

Typically, a first article inspection form might look something like

Dim Tol Location In spec?
1.00 ±.005 A1 YES

Wouldn't it be great if there was a feature in SolidWorks or a third party plugin that would allow the QC person to automatically generate this list? For simple parts, pulling of dimensions is easy. But for complicated parts, it can take hours.

Does anyone know how to do this?
Thanks in advance,