6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 12, 2018 2:58 PM by Britt Kessler

    foreshortened linears

    Mike Russell

      I am using solidworks 2017 currently.


      In solidworks help it shows that you can use foreshortened linear dimensions as illustrated above.


      But I need to do what is shown below.

      I have tried the old resize the detail circle to show the edges you need to dimension, then resize the circle back to what it was.

      But when i right click on the left side dimension lines I do not have the option to Foreshorten the dim.

      Also adding a sketch to the model that I can turn on in the detail and dimension to it works but it is extra steps.


      Is there a way to achieve this in solidworks? (without cheating it as i did below)