I have two parallel lines, seperated by a dimension. I need to change the dimension back and forth between 0" and 4" for my model. Occasionally, the dimension will flip directions when I am changing it from 0" to 4". Is there a way I can avoid this? Should I be approaching my sketch differently?
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Can you attach the file here?
I was able to reproduce your issue (but like Curtis, I suspect there might be a better solution).
One way I was able to get around the issue (not that this is a solution) is to control the distance with a construction circle.
I tried changing the radius to zero and then some other number several times and the line always went to the same side.
Edit: after a bit more exerimentation I would prefer diameter rather than radius, but it all depends on why and how you will edit.
I suspect there is a better apporach than using a 0" dimension in the sketch. Typically this means making something that was a sketch feature, into a part feature and then suppressing it, etc.
Can you provide some details about your 0 Dimension? Screen shots, example part, etc.
I hope this helps.
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I am attaching the part, as well as a picture of my sketch.
Basically, I am creating a rectangular cutout which moves based on parameters in an overall assembly. I have been playing around with just the part, and cannot get it to flip. However, when I change the dimension with iLogic in the assembly, it sometimes will flip.
What if I made a reference line 1 inch outside the part, and kept it constant? Then dimension my rectangle to the reference line (adding 1" automatically in ilogic) so that the dimension never reaches zero?
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