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julesgf
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Registered: ‎01-12-2010
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Re: Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

10-27-2011 05:35 AM in reply to: julesgf

Don’t know why I wound up with 2 videos, they'll both be the same.

it complained that the 1400k was too big then accepted the 1200 and posted both!

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sbixler
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Re: Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

10-28-2011 04:47 AM in reply to: julesgf

This is a great tip (or is that a workaround?!).  However, you have to be careful- a dimension placed that way does not maintain its alignment to that edge, so a model change that causes the angle of the edge to change will make that dimension useless.  No problem, if the change is big enough to notice; possibly a serious problem if it isn't.

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mies07
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Registered: ‎03-16-2006
Message 13 of 13 (64 Views)

Re: Dimension Beveled Tube Ends

10-28-2011 05:54 PM in reply to: mies07

Thank you all.

I discovered you can do the same thing as was in the video with a base line dimension, but you end up having to erase a few of the base line dimensions to leave the one you want. The key is where to hover your mouse before creating the dim.

Of course, I can do this in AutoCAD (surprisingly enough, also an Autodesk product) with a rotated dimension, and it doesn't require nearly as much hand-eye co-ordination. It's also documented in Acad.

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