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*Johnson, Bob
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Help entering expressions

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11-04-2002 01:26 PM
I tried to change a dimension to an expression using the following
procedure:
1. Select sketch mode and clicked the select icon..
2. Right click in display area, select Dimension display> experssion. Which
changed dimensions to expressions.
3. Selected dimension and tried to change the dimension to "face". Then
tried changing the expression "d1=24.00" to"d1=face". Both time, I received
the message "This expression cannot be evaluated".
Your help please and thank you, Bob
*Howard, Jeff
Message 2 of 3 (55 Views)

Re: Help entering expressions

11-04-2002 02:23 PM in reply to: *Johnson, Bob
Hi, Bob.

I'm not sure I understand what you are doing, but you can change the name of
d1 to "face" in the parameters dialog. You can then use the name in another
dimension when it's created or editted. If I'm not even close and someone
else doesn't give you an answer, maybe if you'll post a simple example in CF
someone will help.

Jeff
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"Bob Johnson" wrote in message
news:AC2AF4AE7F2DB55D2CCC1D9D854719F6@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
I tried to change a dimension to an expression using the following
procedure:
1. Select sketch mode and clicked the select icon..
2. Right click in display area, select Dimension display> experssion. Which
changed dimensions to expressions.
3. Selected dimension and tried to change the dimension to "face". Then
tried changing the expression "d1=24.00" to"d1=face". Both time, I received
the message "This expression cannot be evaluated".
Your help please and thank you, Bob
*Singlehurst, Rob
Message 3 of 3 (55 Views)

Re: Help entering expressions

11-04-2002 06:46 PM in reply to: *Johnson, Bob
Bob,

I'm not sure if I totally understand but are you trying to change the value
of the expression to face or the name of the parameter to face. If you try
the first then it will not work unless there is already a parameter called
face. To change the parameter name to face either rmb on the dimension and
click Dimension Properties then change "Name" to face or change it's name in
the parameters table.

Cheers,
--Rob Singlehurst
"Bob Johnson" wrote in message
news:AC2AF4AE7F2DB55D2CCC1D9D854719F6@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I tried to change a dimension to an expression using the following
> procedure:
> 1. Select sketch mode and clicked the select icon..
> 2. Right click in display area, select Dimension display> experssion.
Which
> changed dimensions to expressions.
> 3. Selected dimension and tried to change the dimension to "face". Then
> tried changing the expression "d1=24.00" to"d1=face". Both time, I
received
> the message "This expression cannot be evaluated".
> Your help please and thank you, Bob
>
>
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