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JimSteinmeyer
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Re: dimensioning slots

03-28-2012 09:59 AM in reply to: JDMather

JD,

Interesting, I was finally able to get the glyph to show  but it only gives me the dimension of the segment between the arcs. maybe the difference is due to my having  arcs and not circles. I will keep playing with it and will probably get it to work with practice.

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Jim

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Re: dimensioning slots

03-28-2012 10:02 AM in reply to: JDMather

JD,

It does look like the symetry command will be my friend from now on.

 

Thank you

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Rich.O.3d
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Message 13 of 16 (343 Views)

Re: dimensioning slots

03-29-2012 06:48 PM in reply to: jtylerbc

jtylerbc wrote:

 

...that you can't insert parameters in the text of a dimension,...



hmmm...

On the edit dimension box, there is a button with a pencil on it.

If you click that, then you go to the text editor box.

In the text editor box, you can pick the part and the paramater that you want to show in the dimension.

You may be confusing with iproperties, which you cant pick for dims.

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Re: dimensioning slots

03-30-2012 05:27 AM in reply to: JimSteinmeyer

You're right - my mistake.  Not sure how I was missing that, since I use it all the time in view labels.  Thanks.

 

So, Jim,  you can follow my previously posted method in a radial dimension, if you click the pencil icon first to get to the full text editor.  Doing it that way, you'll only have to insert the parameter for the length, instead of both radius and length.  Should take some of the pain out of it.

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Re: dimensioning slots

04-02-2012 06:16 AM in reply to: jtylerbc

Thank you. It seems a long way around the barn to get something done, but at least we can do it.

 

Jim

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Message 16 of 16 (292 Views)

Re: dimensioning slots

04-02-2012 05:28 PM in reply to: JimSteinmeyer

this functionality should be added into the hole note tool

after all slots are considered to be elongated holes

 

I set the dimension names to slot_width and slot_length (refer attached) as I create them.

This makes it easier to find them when you create your leader note or dimensions.

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