Why SOLIDWORKS Link Values is better than a Global Variable
⇒ ⇒ Back with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2010, SOLIDWORKS introduced Global Variables. A nice little utility, to define a constant that can be used to drive multiple dimensions.
Equations, Global Variables, and Dimensions
⇒ ⇒ And for many situations, this works well but the one downside is that a Global Variable has to be applied to each dimension individually. This can be tedious when many dimensions need to be linked.
Applying a Global Variable
Prior to Global Variables, dimensions were made equal by using Link Values.
The main advantage of SOLIDWORKS Link Values is that it can be applied to multiple dimensions at once.
How to Link Values
All that is required is selecting the dimensions that need to be linked, by using either Ctrl-select or Window selected. After all the dimensions are selected, it’s simply a matter of right-clicking and selecting Link Values from the shortcut menu
In the Shared Values dialog box, a Name is entered for the Linked Values.