SolidWorks 2012: Unit Switcher

This enhancement was previewed last January at SolidWorks World 2011 and I remember sitting there thinking, yes, finally!

As a user that deals a lot with customer data or creating models using our customers 2D drawing, units are always something that I seem to switch back and forth between a lot.  In SolidWorks 2012, this will be a lot easier.  In the bottom ride hand corner of the Status Bar, you will see a button (located next to the Help button) that shows what your current units are set to.  Now, with a simple click in the Status Bar, you will be able to quickly change your units and/or have access to the status units screen in Tools > Options.

Unit Switcher

If the new Recent Documents enhancement was a homerun by the SolidWorks developers, this would be a 3 run homerun.  The 1 thing that would make this a grand slam would be to add units as an option to be added to a keyboard shortcut (without a macro).  Either way, this is a great enhancement that will be very,very useful!

2 thoughts on “SolidWorks 2012: Unit Switcher

  1. I agree that this will come in handy and save time

    I’d like to see an extensive blog post done on how to use the new Equation Editor. The old one always breaks my balls when I needed to use it, probably because I don’t use it enough.

    Be nice if they removed the OLE crap. In my not very humble opinion, OLE never lived up to Microsoft’s hype. I’m always clicking outside of the Excel spreadsheet and losing it. Yes, I know I can open the Excel spreadsheet in a separate Window. That’s got drawbacks as well.

    Jon Banquer
    San Diego, CA

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