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SOLIDWORKS 2019: Configuring the Precision of Dimensions and Tolerances

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What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS 2019 now provides the option to configure the precision and tolerance of dimensions. 

To configure the precision of dimensions and tolerances:

  1. In the Dimension PropertyManager, under Tolerance/Precision, specify a tolerance type and the corresponding tolerance values.
  2. For Unit Precision, specify the number of decimal places for the dimension value.
  3. For Tolerance Precision, specify the number of decimal places for the tolerance value.
  4. Click Configurations.
  5. In the dialog box, select This configuration, All configurations, or Specify configurations.

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In the example below there are two configurations. The outer diameter dimension of the ring has different precisions and tolerances for each configuration.

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Configuring the Precision of Tolerances in Design Tables

In design tables, tol_precision is a new keyword for the existing column header $TOLERANCE@Dimension

tol_precision specifies the number of decimal places for the tolerance value. Valid values are integers from 1 through 8 and NOM. Using NOM makes the value match the dimension precision and is the same as selecting Same as nominal in the PropertyManager. To use the value specified in the Document Properties omit the parameter.

The example design table below shows how to control the tolerance and the precision of the tolerance. The precision of the tolerance is the highlighted value.

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