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Dimensioning to a point in space

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02-03-2014 07:33 AM

How do I create a dimension, like the 2 5/8" dimensions shown in my attachment,

on my Inventor drawing?

I am needing to show a dimension from the bottom of the part, to an intersection of a straight diagonal like and a radius.

Thank you for all your help.

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Re: Dimensioning to a point in space

02-03-2014 07:38 AM in reply to: sps_cad_guy

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-General/Sketch-Point-Visibility/td-p/4789173

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Re: Dimensioning to a point in space

02-03-2014 07:53 AM in reply to: sps_cad_guy

If there are 2 straight edges to the intersection, you can select it by selecting the first line > right-click > select "Intersection" > select the second line and then continue with the selection for the final dimension line.

 

--- and apologies for skimming... you stated the second selection is a radius...


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Re: Dimensioning to a point in space

02-03-2014 07:59 AM in reply to: JDMather

JD,

 

I've followed what you have spelled out, but when I go to my drawing, the work point is greyed out.

I've attached a screen shot.

What have I done wrong?

 

Thank you for your help.

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Re: Dimensioning to a point in space

02-03-2014 08:01 AM in reply to: -niels-
Thank you....I understand the straight edge to straight edge, but in this case, I'm doing straight edge to radius and just doesn't seem to work.
Thanks for your help.
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Re: Dimensioning to a point in space

02-03-2014 08:13 AM in reply to: sps_cad_guy

I noticed that you created a Grounded Work Point, that is not what I used in my example.

 

I assume you have a location in 2D sketch.  (if not, add sketch point)

Exit sketch and make the 2D sketch visible.

Create Work Point at the Sketch Point.

 

If you still have trouble - make up a sample dataset and attach here.

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Re: Dimensioning to a point in space

02-03-2014 08:35 AM in reply to: JDMather

I had grounded the point merely trying to figure out, on my own, why the work point was greyed out.

I've attached my part file, but everything was created as normal for me.

I started with a sheet metal sketch. Made my sketch on front plane, and used "Face" for my thickness.

After your initial reply, I went back and made the sketch visible and then added the work point.

Again, thank you very much for your help.

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Re: Dimensioning to a point in space

02-03-2014 08:49 AM in reply to: sps_cad_guy

Did you right click on the Work Point and select Include?

Include.png

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Re: Dimensioning to a point in space

02-03-2014 08:53 AM in reply to: JDMather

No I had not.

Thank you so very much for walking me through this.

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