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mies07
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Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

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10-24-2011 04:40 PM

Can someone please tell me how to create the dimension shown in an idw? Thanks.

Bevel Dim.jpg

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alessandro.gasso
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Re: Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

10-25-2011 08:33 AM in reply to: mies07

I hope you can find useful the video attached.

 

Kind regards,

Alessandro



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Doug_DuPont
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Re: Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

10-25-2011 10:52 AM in reply to: mies07

You can put a horiz dimension from the 2 points and then right click on the dimension and select align to edge and pick the angled line.

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mies07
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Re: Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

10-25-2011 06:16 PM in reply to: Doug_DuPont

Align to edge? I get no such option when right clicking the dim... perhaps a screen shot?

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Doug_DuPont
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Re: Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

10-26-2011 04:25 AM in reply to: mies07

Your right, I had confused that with the center line align to edge. Sorry.

Sounds like a good wish list item.

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IgorMir
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Re: Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

10-26-2011 05:55 PM in reply to: alessandro.gasso

That's just brilliant! Sorry, I can't thank you for your effort. Your video is just a poor workaround to the problem existed in Inventor from the day one. What if you have to dimension more then one trace like that? You guys should hook up for a lunch with your friends at AutoCAD team and find out in details how Align UCS tool works in AutoCAD. Then introduce that very tool in Inventor drawing environment. That is a solution to the dimensioning problem discussed, not the auxiliary sketch workaround.

Best Regards,

Igor.

 


alessandro.gasso wrote:

I hope you can find useful the video attached.

 

Kind regards,

Alessandro

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ianmacleanllc
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Re: Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

10-26-2011 06:34 PM in reply to: IgorMir

this one gets me as well.... i gues they have never worked on the shop floor.

my saw operator is always asking for "long point to long point" 

 

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cbenner
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Re: Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

10-27-2011 04:21 AM in reply to: mies07

Can you post the drawing?

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Martin_Goodland
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Message 9 of 13 (412 Views)

Re: Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

10-27-2011 05:20 AM in reply to: mies07

You can add workpoints in the part model, then bring these points into the drawing, align them to the desired edge and dimension between them. I find this neater than adding sketches to the drawing views as I have had instances where the sketches in the .idw don't update and the dimensions then become incorrect.

 

Still not as neat as an 'align to edge' option though.......

 

Regards

 

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Re: Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

10-27-2011 05:30 AM in reply to: mies07

I have noticed that (at least in recent versions) you can use the "chain" dimension type (not chain set) to achieve this.

place the dimension by hitting chain -> click on the line parallel to the dimension to be placed -> place as an aligned dimension -> RMB create -> drag one end of the dimension out to the long end of the bevel.

Dimension remains aligned to the first selected line (unlike a general dimension that will become a point to point when dragged to bevel end)

See attached (pretty rough quality :smileyhappy:) video)...

Drove me mad till I discovered it.

 

Cheers

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