Easy Way to Hide/Show SOLIDWORKS Dimensions at Part Level

Article by Tashayla Openshaw on Apr 12, 2021

Have you ever needed to hide or show certain dimensions in a SOLIDWORKS part but wasn't sure how to do it? Believe it or not, this is a relatively simple process. 

First, check that Hide All Types is off (View > Hide/Show > Hide All Types is deselected). 

Then follow these steps:

  1. In your FeatureManager Tree, right-click on the Annotations folder and select Show Feature Dimensions. This will make all the dimensions from the features appear around the part in the design space.

    Hide/Show SOLIDWORKS Dimensions at Part Level

    If dimensions for a certain feature do not appear, you can right-click on the feature from either the graphics area or the FeatureManager Tree and select Show All Dimensions. 
    1. There is also an option to Hide All Dimensions if any of the dimensions for a feature are showing and none are needed.

  2. To keep only a certain number of dimensions, those that aren’t needed can be hidden by right-clicking on the dimension in the design space and selecting Hide. If you don’t see the Hide option:
    1. Multiple can be hidden at a time by Ctrl + selecting all nonessential dimensions before selecting Hide.

      Hide SOLIDWORKS Dimensions at Part Level

  3. To bring back a dimension that has been hidden, you will need to re-show all dimensions for the feature by right-clicking it from the FeatureManager Tree and selecting Show All Dimensions again. 

I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Check out more SOLIDWORKS tips and tricks below.

More SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks 

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SOLIDWORKS Warning: A Journal File Could Not Be Created

Trailing Zeroes for Dimensions, Tolerances, and Properties

Missing Cosmetic Threads and How to Fix Them in SOLIDWORKS

How to Copy SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties to Other Files

About Tashayla Openshaw

Tashayla Openshaw is a SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Engineer based out of our Headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2018 and has been part of the GoEngineer family since February 2019.

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