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mikew
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Dimension spacing when using "Automatic Dimension" in sketch mode

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08-07-2009 09:28 AM
Is there any way to automaticly space dimesions when using this command? I use this thing a lot and i end up getting what you see in the attached pic (granted this is extreme given the text boxes). Then i have to individually pick each dim and drag to where i want it.

thanks for any help,
Mike
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Re: Dimension spacing when using "Automatic Dimension" in sketch mode

08-07-2009 01:02 PM in reply to: mikew
Automatic Dimensioning does dimension the sketch, but most oftern does not
preserve any design intent. I never use it except to locate a missing
dimension of constraint quickly. I then Undo and place the dimension
manually.

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Re: Dimension spacing when using "Automatic Dimension" in sketch mode

08-07-2009 01:08 PM in reply to: mikew
Never use it. From what I can see you should investigate Feature Patterns rather than sketch patterns, or break up your sketches in to multiple sketches.
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