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hungsianglim
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Registered: ‎11-10-2012
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How to make symmetrical line available from the linetype?

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11-10-2012 03:36 AM

Hi there,

 

In our work we draw many symmetrical outlines.  In many cases, chiefly due to space constraint, we draw only half the outline and use a centerline of the symmetry to dimension the part.

 

Our current method is to use sketches to achieve this.

 

I wonder if there is a way that we can make this linetype available from the styles?  Diagram attached below.

 

How to create symmetrical line.jpg

 

Many thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

H.S.

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sbixler
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Registered: ‎09-15-2003
Message 2 of 7 (1,660 Views)

Re: How to make symmetrical line available from the linetype?

11-11-2012 03:50 PM in reply to: hungsianglim

Create a work axis in the model, then right click on the component in the drawing view browser and select Include Work Features; you then have a choice of what kinds of features to include.  This will show your work axis as a centerline.

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jingy
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Registered: ‎10-14-2007
Message 3 of 7 (1,654 Views)

Re: How to make symmetrical line available from the linetype?

11-11-2012 08:16 PM in reply to: sbixler

As  said, in the sketch, you could draw a line to creat the center line.

 

To annotation in the drawing, you could use crop operation, then add a axis in hte crop operation view, and annotae in the symmetrical.

By the way, there is a limitation for the symmetrical symbol. You have to use sketch in the drawing to create it.



Yong Jing
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hungsianglim
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Message 4 of 7 (1,607 Views)

Re: How to make symmetrical line available from the linetype?

11-12-2012 08:28 PM in reply to: sbixler

Thanks Sam.  Sorry for not being clear about the problem.

 

Actually I am able to get the centerline of the part itself (using automoted centerline), but the problem is with the centerline, i.e. the symbol.

 

I am using sketch to annotate the symbol but to do it on thousands of drawing...

 

Many thanks!

 

H.S.

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hungsianglim
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Message 5 of 7 (1,606 Views)

Re: How to make symmetrical line available from the linetype?

11-12-2012 08:31 PM in reply to: jingy

Hi Yong Jing,

 

That's exactly what I'm currently doing.  If the number of drawings is small I can live with it but what I really like to do is to have this enforced as part of the company-wide drafting standard so that all drawings will carry the same look.

 

Wish list?

 

Cheers

 

H.S.

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jingy
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Registered: ‎10-14-2007
Message 6 of 7 (1,598 Views)

Re: How to make symmetrical line available from the linetype?

11-12-2012 09:49 PM in reply to: hungsianglim

I have logged a wsihlist to the Dev team.

Before it has accepted, you could customized the symbol in the drawing template, then you could insert the customized symbol whenever you need.



Yong Jing
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Frontline Technical Support, CSS. GCSO
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hungsianglim
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Re: How to make symmetrical line available from the linetype?

11-16-2012 05:11 AM in reply to: hungsianglim

Many thanks!

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