6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2011 2:17 PM by Alan Stoldt

    Dimensioning Sketch for mating parts

    Robert Eppig

      I am re-learning after being away from cad for 10 years.  I have been going through the solidworks tutorials and a book I purchased.  I have a question about mating parts.

       

      If I have a shaft and a bore and want a sliding fit -- How do you dimension the sketch? 

       

      The tutorials I have done will put the same dimension on the shaft and the hole.  This means the models don't reflect the dimensions. 

      Is this what's done now or do you dimension one bigger than the other like I used to or just fudge the dimension on the detailed drawing?