- 1-1 Introduction
- 1-2 Starting a New Drawing
- 1-3 SolidWorks Colors
- 1-4 Creating a Fully Defined Circle
- 1-5 Units
- 1-6 Rectangle
- 1-7 Moving Around the Drawing Screen
- 1-8 Orientation
- 1-9 Sample Problem SP1-1
- 1-10 Creating 3D Models
- 1-11 Saving a Document
- 1-12 Lines and Angles – Sample Problem SP1-2
- 1-13 Holes
- Chapter Projects
This book will present examples and exercise problems using English units (inches) and Metric units (millimeters). Figure 1-17 shows the dimensioned circles created in the previous section. Note the letters IPS to the right of the Fully Defined callout. IPS stands for inch, pound, and second, the current units.
To Change Units
Click the IPS callout at the bottom of the screen.
Select the desired units.
In this example millimeters (MMGS) was selected. MMGS stands for millimeter, gram, and second. The letters MMGS appear at the bottom of the screen, indicating the drawing units are now millimeters.
Click the Undo tool. The new dimensions appear.