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smg5101
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Arc Length

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11-05-2012 09:18 AM

I want to dimension an arc by its arc length using Inventor 2009. When I select the arc and right click the only dimension options available are diameter and radius. How can I expand these options, or is there another way to dimension by arc length?

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JDMather
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Re: Arc Length

11-05-2012 10:09 AM in reply to: smg5101

smg5101 wrote:

... or is there another way to dimension by arc length?



Are you in ipt sketch or in idw or dwg?

 

You could update to later release.

 

In sketch - see attached. 

Never mind - I can't fine my example file from back then.

It involved creating a parameter to control arc length in sketch, based on the formula for circumference of a circle.

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Re: Arc Length

11-05-2012 10:21 AM in reply to: JDMather

I am in the sketch mode of a .ipt file.

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Re: Arc Length

11-05-2012 10:28 AM in reply to: smg5101

Check this thread

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Dimension-Arc-Length/m-p/3095050/highlight/true#M408...

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Re: Arc Length

11-05-2012 06:43 PM in reply to: smg5101

Currently Inventor 2013 supports to create arc length dimension directly, please see the attached image "ArcLength".

 

For the old release, we could use the formula like Arc Length=PI*Radius*Angle/180, please see the attached image "Formula".

 

Hope it helpful for you!

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River Cai

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