Is DimXpert for assembly available with a license of Solidworks?

How do I enable DimXpert in Solidworks?

Available in SOLIDWORKS MBD. You can use DimXpert in assemblies.

To use DimXpert in assemblies:

  1. Open an assembly.
  2. Click Tools > Options > Document Properties, and set DimXpert options, such as Geometric Tolerance.
  3. Insert dimensions and geometric tolerances manually or automatically.
  4. Save the assembly.

What is solidworks DimXpert?

DimXpert speeds the process of adding reference dimensions by applying dimensions in drawings so that manufacturing features, such as patterns, slots, and pockets, are fully-defined. The DimXpert tool is accessible in the Dimension PropertyManager.

How do I disable DimXpert in Solidworks?

To delete all DimXpert tolerances:

  1. Open a part with DimXpert tolerances.
  2. Click Delete All Tolerances (MBD Dimension toolbar) or Tools > MBD Dimension > Delete All Tolerances. To reinstate the DimXpert database, click Undo .

What is mbd in Solidworks?

SOLIDWORKS® Model-Based Definition (MBD) lets you define and organize 3D dimensions, tolerances, datums, notes, Bills of Material (BOMs), and other annotations; customize publishing templates for manufacturing, such as Part or Assembly Specifications, Request for Quote (RFQ), and Incoming Inspection Reports.

How do I add a basic dimension in SolidWorks?

To create basic size dimensions:

  1. In a part, click Basic Size Dimension (MBD Dimension toolbar) or Tools > MBD Dimension > Basic Size Dimension.
  2. Select entities in the graphics area.
  3. Place the dimension.
  4. In the PropertyManager, set options.
  5. Click .
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How do I show basic dimensions in SolidWorks?

Basic Dimensions

  1. In a part, click Smart Dimension (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or Tools > Dimensions > Smart.
  2. In the Dimension PropertyManager, under Dimension, click DimXpert basic location dimension .
  3. Select entities in the graphics area.
  4. Place the dimension.
  5. In the DimXpert PropertyManager, set options.
  6. Click .

How do I get rid of smart dimension?

To remove a dimension from a drawing: Select a dimension and press Delete. Be careful not to delete any dimension that has a reference, such as one used in a note.

How much does SOLIDWORKS MBD cost?

MBD is a plug-in that requires a license of SolidWorks. Priced $1,995, with $495 annual subscription, MBD costs as much as some full-featured CAD programs.


With SOLIDWORKS MBD, you can communicate product and manufacturing information (PMI) directly in 3D, bypassing time-consuming 2D processes, and eliminating potential problems.


In SOLIDWORKS, click Help > My Products. In the dialog box, under Technical Communication, see SOLIDWORKS MBD Standard. If you see a green check mark beside SOLIDWORKS MBD Standard, then you have an active license. If a message tells you to activate SOLIDWORKS MBD, then you have a license, but it is not activated.

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