We all know using document templates with set properties such as units and precision can save you time and ensure that you adhere to company standards, but what do you do when you have a specific set of dimensions that you want to modify? How can you make sure that the same changes are made to all the dimensions in question? That’s where the use of Styles comes in.
Using styles is one of the quickest methods for standardizing dimension callouts. Styles allow you to save dimension or annotation properties and apply these settings to other dimensions/annotations in the same document. They can also be saved and applied to other documents as well. Styles can be defined for dimensions, notes, geometric tolerances symbols, surface finish symbols, and weld symbols.
In this example, we will look at dimensions. The default precision for this drawing is set to one decimal place, with no tolerances. I will be changing the precision and adding a bilateral tolerance, which I will then save as a style.
I hope this tip helps save you some time with your designs and helps keep dimensions consistent! For more information, check out our YouTube channel, get a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD quote or contact us at Hawk Ridge Systems today. Thanks for reading!