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Difficulty retrieving dimensions in Inventor drawing

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10-08-2012 05:58 PM

I created a sketch then tried to retrieve dimensions in a drawing from the sketch. When I used the retrieve function, no dimensions appeared. I made sure that the box in the Application Options under the Tools tab was checked for retrieving all dimensions upon placement. I have tried numerous ways to retrieve the dimensions, and while I can place them manually, I really need to be able to retrieve all at once as seen on the sketch. 

 

I have been able to use the retrieve function before on files that I downloaded from a website so I know to use the function. 

 

I'm attaching a file which I am having trouble retrieving dimensions. I am using Inventor 2013 educational version. 

 

Any help would be appreciated. 

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10-09-2012 05:03 AM in reply to: aande050

aande050 wrote:

 

 

Any help would be appreciated. 



I do not see any solid bodies from which to create a drawing view.

 

The sketch is not fully constrained and poorly constructed - ignoring obvious symmetry.

Start here http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf

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10-09-2012 05:10 AM in reply to: aande050

Hi,

retrieving function is not supported for unconsumed sketches.

Just make an extrusion on your sketch to create the body and then place it to drawing. Retrieving function will work.

Best regards,

Marian

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10-09-2012 12:37 PM in reply to: JDMather

I do not see any solid bodies from which to create a drawing view.

 

The sketch is not fully constrained and poorly constructed - ignoring obvious symmetry.

Start here http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf

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I am in a class for this program currently, and the sketch was created from the step-by-step instructions in the Autodesk Inventor 2013 Plus book. If it is poorly constructed, please bring it up with the author of the book.

 

I have only been using this program for a month and was never told by teacher nor text that it had to be a solid body in order to retrieve dimensions. I appreciate that tip, however, I might recommend in the future that you work at using a less derisive tone as it may turn some off from your well-intentioned advice. 

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10-09-2012 12:41 PM in reply to: aande050

you should read JD's link. It is helpful for beginners... just my 2 cents. He is right about your sketch

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Re: Difficulty retrieving dimensions in Inventor drawing

10-09-2012 12:51 PM in reply to: aande050

aande050 wrote:

 step-by-step instructions in the Autodesk Inventor 2013 Plus book. If it is poorly constructed, please bring it up with the author of the book.


Who is the author of the book?  I will send the author an email.
It is a shame that the author apparently left out the dimensions locating those two arcs.  Someone should take away his keyboard.
I think prior releases would not even allow you to create a drawing view of a part with no solid or surface bodies.
The dialog box for Retrieve Dimensions does say to Select a Source of Features or Parts.
Retrieve Dimensions.png
 

 

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