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*James Robertson
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Last two dimensions on a profile to be revolved

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01-07-2005 07:26 AM
Can anyone tell me the last 2 dimensions on a revolved part. Its just that i like to know for sure that everything in a sketch is fully constrained. -- James Robertson (MEDIA MANGER) Zeroth Technology Ltd Unit 11 Blackburn Ind Est Kinellar Aberdeenshire AB21 0RX TEL: +44(0)1224 790330 FAX: +44(0)1224 790430 www.zertech.com
*Sam Hochberg
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Re: Last two dimensions on a profile to be revolved

01-07-2005 07:50 AM in reply to: *James Robertson
If you're wondering why a seemingly fully constrained sketch lists 2 remaining constraints, it's because the sketch needs a Fix constraint somewhere, or needs to be dimensioned or constrained to something at a fixed location such as a projected center point or axis. While it may be fully internally constrained, the whole sketch is still "floating." "James Robertson" wrote in message news:41deaa49$1_1@newsprd01... > Can anyone tell me the last 2 dimensions on a revolved part. > > Its just that i like to know for sure that everything in a sketch is fully > constrained. > > -- > James Robertson (MEDIA MANGER) > > Zeroth Technology Ltd > Unit 11 Blackburn Ind Est > Kinellar > Aberdeenshire > AB21 0RX > > TEL: +44(0)1224 790330 > FAX: +44(0)1224 790430 > > www.zertech.com > >
*Hal Gwin
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Re: Last two dimensions on a profile to be revolved

01-07-2005 07:51 AM in reply to: *James Robertson
If you did not constrain part of your sketch to the origin, it would be the distance from the origin. James Robertson wrote: > Can anyone tell me the last 2 dimensions on a revolved part. > > Its just that i like to know for sure that everything in a sketch is fully > constrained. > -- Hal Gwin Mechanical Designer Xenogen R9 Pro SP2 XP Pro SP2 Dell Precision 650 Dual 2.66 GHz Xeon 1.5 GB DDR Quadro4 900 XGL nVidia 6.14.10.6176 w/registry update Dell UltraSharp 19" LCD
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Re: Last two dimensions on a profile to be revolved

01-07-2005 07:56 AM in reply to: *James Robertson
Try clicking-hold drag on an entity or endpoint in your sketch. It if moves it is not fully constrained. As the others noted make the Center point visible and project it to your sketch. You can drag an endpoint of your sketch to this point to make the two points co-incident.
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