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tvernonbaker
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Detail view question: adding dimensions to features outside of view?

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03-13-2013 01:48 PM

 

I'd like to add a dimension from a feature in a detail view to a feature outside the view, exactly like the dimension circled in red below. I cannot find any information on how to do this, but I suspect it is pretty easy!

 

Can you help?

 

Detail View with desired Dimension.png

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Cadmanto
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03-13-2013 02:03 PM in reply to: tvernonbaker

If the dimension is in your model try inserting it from your model.

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Scott McFadden
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Re: Detail view question: adding dimensions to features outside of view?

03-13-2013 02:15 PM in reply to: Cadmanto

Thanks, Scott. That was helpful and almost gave me the results I want. The arrowhead and leader now extends outside the detail view (to where the feature would be, if it was shown). See the results, below.

 

I'd like to show a shortened leader with a double-arrowhead, like the 1.596 REF dimension, but I can't figure out how to replicate it.

 

Any more advice?2013-03-13_17-11-06.png

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Re: Detail view question: adding dimensions to features outside of view?

03-13-2013 02:37 PM in reply to: tvernonbaker

Hi tvernonbaker,

 

It's a bit of chore, but you can find steps to do this at this link, for your situation look toward the bottom at the  Update 3-13-2013 section.

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/02/foreshortened-linear-diameter.html

 

 

Also, take a moment and go here and give this a vote for a future improvment idea:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/Foreshortened-Dimension-for-Linear-dimensions/idi...

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Re: Detail view question: adding dimensions to features outside of view?

03-13-2013 06:48 PM in reply to: tvernonbaker

If you could replicate it through maybe adding a plane or a construction line then dimension it in your model, then insert that dimension.  That would give you those results.

 

check.PNGIf this solved your issue please mark this posting "Accept as Solution".

Or if you like something that was said and it was helpful, Kudoskudos.PNG are appreciated. Thanks!!!! :smileyvery-happy:

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2013
(Colossians 3:23-25)

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