# You asked: How do you find the distance between two lines in Solidworks?

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## How do you find the distance between two points in SolidWorks?

To measure the distance between two points: Click Point-to-Point and select two points on the model. Callouts appear in the graphics area and new measurements appear in the Measure dialog box. Optionally, click Measurement History to view all measurements made during the current session of SOLIDWORKS.

## How do you show XYZ coordinates in SolidWorks?

Right-click the coordinate system and click Hide or Show.

Click one of the following:

1. Hide/Show Items (Heads-up View toolbar), and then View Coordinate Systems.
2. View Coordinate Systems (View toolbar)
3. View > Hide/Show > Coordinate Systems.

## How do you find the minimum distance in SolidWorks?

There are other options, such as measuring the minimum distance. All that is needed is to have both arcs selected and then click on the Arc/Circle Measurements button and change it to Minimum Distance. Once selected, it will grab the shortest distance and display the appropriate measurement.

## How do you find the area in SOLIDWORKS?

To calculate the area and perimeter of a drawing entity: Click Tools > Inquiry > Get Area (or type GetArea).

## How do you Measure an angle between two surfaces in SOLIDWORKS?

Measures distance, angle, radius, and size of and between lines, points, surfaces, and planes in sketches, 3D models, assemblies, or drawings. To open the Measure dialog box: Click Measure (Tools toolbar) or Tools > Measure. When you select a vertex or sketch point, the x, y, and z coordinates are displayed.

## How does SOLIDWORKS measure path length?

Creating Path Length Dimensions

1. Right-click the sketch and click Dimensions > Path Length .
2. In the graphics area, select the sketch entities that are end-to-end coincident, and form a single chain.
3. Click . …
4. To change the path length dimension, double-click the dimension and specify a new value in the Modify dialog box.

## How do you find the length of an arc in SOLIDWORKS?

To dimension the true length of an arc:

1. In an open sketch, click Smart Dimension. (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or Tools > Dimensions > Smart.
2. Click the arc.
3. Click the two endpoints of the arc.
4. Move the pointer to show the dimension preview.
5. Set the value in the Modify box and click .
6. Click to place the dimension.

## How do you use the measure feature in SOLIDWORKS?

To use the measure tool: Click Measure (Tools toolbar) or Tools > Evaluate > Measure. While the Measure dialog box is open, you can switch among different documents without closing the dialog box. If you activate a document that has items already selected, the measurement information updates automatically.

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## How do you change the XYZ axis in Solidworks?

To specify the up axis for view orientation:

1. Open a model.
2. Click View Orientation (View toolbar).
3. In the Orientation dialog box, click the Up Axis flyout and select an option: Apply Y-up views. Uses the Y-axis as the up orientation for views. Apply Z-up views. Uses the Z-axis as the up orientation for views.

## How do I mark coordinates in Solidworks?

Click Draw > Point > Multiple Points (or type Point, and specify the Multiple option). In the graphics area, specify the point location, or type the coordinates.

## How do you plot points in Solidworks?

Insert points into sketches and drawings. To create sketch points: Click Point (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Entities > Point. Click in the graphics area to place the point.

## How does SOLIDWORKS measure center to center?

Click the edges of the two holes. The measurement appears in the graphics area and in the Measure dialog box. Click the down arrow on the measure callout in the graphics area to toggle between Center, Maximum, and Minimum Distance.

## How do I change units in SOLIDWORKS?

It is sometimes required to change the unit system of a particular file. This can be done by changing the Units settings from Tools > Options > Document Properties > Units. The same menu can be accessed in the bottom right hand corner of the SOLIDWORKS window.