SolidWorks 2014 Sneak Peek: Path Length Dimension

SolidWorks 2014 will be officially unveiled on September 9, and while you’re waiting for the big reveal, we’re going to give you a few peeks at some of the new features.

The Path Length Dimension is an entirely new dimension available in sketches. It allows the creation of a path in a sketch to define the exact length of an item like a chain or belt. Like all dimensions in SolidWorks, its value can be parametrically controlled in a variety of ways including equations.

Path Length Dimension

This provides you with completely new ways for getting the exact geometry you want without the need for complex equations or calculations. Using the Path Length Dimension tool also reduces the number of steps to define a Sketch Path during the creation of the dimension.

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Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.