How to change the dimension using Instant 2D in SOLIDWORKS

dateFebruary 17, 2022

You may have seen the Instant 2D in your SOLIDWORKS toolbar while creating your sketch. But are you fully aware of its functionality?


Instant 2D feature was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2016 version. It allows you to modify your sketch dimensions easier by dragging the dimension handles. By default, Instant 2D is enabled. You can disable it by clicking Instant 2D in the sketch toolbar.


In this blog, we’ll show you how to change the dimensions using Instant 2D in 3 simple steps.


Step 1: Go to Sketch tab and ensure Instant 2D feature is Enabled on your Toolbar



Step 2: Select the dimension you want to edit. Notice the blue circle below


Step 3: Drag the blue circle to change the dimensions easily