### solidworks >> Decimal places

by **Martin** » Sat, 05 Mar 2005 06:20:45 GMT

Is there a trick to seeing more decimal places with the Measure tool while

not affecting the decimal places in the rest of the design?

Also, how do you measure from a random point (not a vertex) on an edge,

surface or simply free space to another?

Thanks

-Martin

### solidworks >> Decimal places

by **Wayne Tiffany** » Sat, 05 Mar 2005 06:26:54 GMT

You can change the displayed precision in the measure box. Random point, I

don't know - sorry. My best suggestion would be to put a sketch point there

and measure to that.

WT

### solidworks >> Decimal places

by **Martin** » Sun, 06 Mar 2005 05:39:13 GMT

It had to be that simple...

Thanks,

-Martin

### solidworks >> Decimal places

by **John H** » Fri, 07 Apr 2006 17:47:30 GMT

Is it possible in SWX2004 (or 05/06) to specify the number of decimal places

or significant figures that a property is displayed to?

e.g. my part's mass (displayed on a drawing by linking the property) is

being displayed as 1801.15g ......just a tad too accurate for me.

I suppose this question applies to any numerical property value you wish to

display on a drawing. Is there a way to perform mathematical operations

(e.g. INT, ROUND etc) on a property?

I've tried adding "/1000" at the end of the expression to change it to kg,

but it just treats it as a string.

TIA

John Harland

### solidworks >> Decimal places

by **TOP** » Sat, 08 Apr 2006 12:01:11 GMT

2004 Go into the part, bring up the mass property tool, go to options,

reduce the significant digits, save the part or assembly and go back to

the drawing. Should be fixed. This is pretty lame and I think it is

fixed but don't quote me on that.

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