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nige106
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Generating a parameter

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10-26-2012 08:50 AM

I need to extrude a simple shape between two planes and then get the length as a parameter. Is there anyway of generating this? All I can find is a parameter for the angle of the extrusion.

 

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Cadmanto
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Re: Generating a parameter

10-26-2012 08:53 AM in reply to: nige106

Did you look for the dimension here?  This is where you can rename it to make it easier for locating it.

parameters.JPG

 

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Scott McFadden
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mrattray
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Re: Generating a parameter

10-26-2012 09:40 AM in reply to: nige106

I don't a parameter is created when you do a between extrusion (I may be wrong). Can you instead find the distance between the planes? If they're offset planes, then the offset values are parameters. You could create a user parameter for the extrusion distance and assign it a value of Plane 1 offset1 + Plane 2 offset.

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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japike
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Re: Generating a parameter

10-26-2012 09:41 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

How about adding an additional sketch with a dimension between the planes.

Peace,
Jeff
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