What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Measure Tool Enhancements



SOLIDWORKS 2018 PR 1 is available to Download!. And if you’ve Professional or Premium version then don’t forget your complimentary seat of Visualize Standard.

There has been many enhancements to the new version which have help many users to improve their current workflow and overcome some of the earlier limitations. I’ll be sharing/explaining some of the cool enhancements which I feel would be helpful to majority of SOLIDWORKS users.

Measure Tool Enhancements

With SOLIDWORKS 2018 measure tool has been given more powers.

  1. Now it lists 6 selections instead of three like in earlier versions. 
  2. You can adjust the front size using the increase/decrease buttons. 
  3. If you hover over a numeric value, the value gets highlighted and a copy icon is shown over the value. Clicking on that would copy the value along with the units to clipboard which you can paste anywhere as desired. In earlier version, a user has to first select the value and then use copy option to copy the value and/or units. But this is all in one go. I’m so loving this option. 
  4. You can set the measure window to stay active and pinned to the screen. Simply use the pin on the measure window. 

To watch the live launch of SOLIDWORKS 2018 scheduled for September 26th 10:00 AM EST. Register today

Over the next few weeks, I would be sharing more details on the new enhancements of SOLIDWORKS 2018, so stay tuned and happy reading!!

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