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Orthographic Dimensioning

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12-13-2013 02:08 PM

Is there a way to force Inventor to dimension without snapping to various Z heights within a drawing view? I have basic top and side views created however when trying to dimension overall lengths and widths i'm snapping to high and/or low points of the model and getting scewed dimensions. Apprciate anyones thoughts.

 

 

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Re: Orthographic Dimensioning

12-13-2013 02:24 PM in reply to: iwcwoodworker

I have never seen this behavior before?

Can you attach file(s) here that exhibit this behavior?

 

Are you using Projected Dimensions or are you using True Dimensions?

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Re: Orthographic Dimensioning

12-13-2013 02:35 PM in reply to: JDMather

Files are posted. Let me know your thoughts and thanks for taking a look.

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Re: Orthographic Dimensioning

12-14-2013 07:27 AM in reply to: iwcwoodworker
I'm guessing that you are referring to the fact that there is draft or similar angles on the parts.
IF my guess is correct, you merely need to zoom in close enough to pick the edge you want to dim.
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Re: Orthographic Dimensioning

12-14-2013 04:38 PM in reply to: iwcwoodworker

As JD mentioned, your views are set to show the true length between selected entities and since the "2D" views are really 3D models positioned behind the sheet, you get unexpected values. Right click each of the ortho views and change the dimension type for the view.

 

Neil

 

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