Have you ever wonder “link to the thickness” cut that we did in Sheet Metal can be applied to solid modelling? Here is the tip that I would like to share with you.
Let’s say I build the model as shown above and I link one of the dimensions and name it as a “Thickness”. Don’t ask me why, but it works only with the word “thickness”. I try others but don’t seem working.
Next, I create one sketch to cut a hole and under Extrude Cut Property manager you can see there is a checkbox for “link to the thickness”. You won’t see this appear if you didn’t have the link value “thickness” done earlier.
Now the deep dimension is link to the “thickness”. I bet this is a great time saving feature for tools maker who often putting relation between dimension. Give a try..
Suhaila (firstname.lastname@example.org) beside a great singer, she is the trainer for CADCAM training centre, SolidWorks Authorized training centre. Her experiences in SolidWorks help to explore a lot of great tips and tricks to allow us to design faster.