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06-18-2012 11:16 AM

Hello everyone, is there a way to get inventor to extend both ends of a line when chaging a dimension?


Example: If I have an object drawn lets say, a triangle and I what to change the base length from 3 inches to 4 inches


inventor extends the line to the right 1 inch. Can I set it up to extend in both directions .5 inches?

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Re: dimensioning

06-18-2012 11:20 AM in reply to: drafter1411

In what environment? Part sketch?  If so, then you need to constrain the middle of the line to something that doesn't move, such as the part origin.

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Re: dimensioning

06-18-2012 11:22 AM in reply to: drafter1411


Just apply a vertical constraint from the middle of the line to the origin point.

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