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stellan.einarsson
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List of changes when updating drawing?

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01-10-2014 12:19 AM

Hi!

 

I wounder if there is a way to see which dimensions that have been changed when you update a drawing? (after changing the model)

 

Best Regards

 

Stellan

Thanks for your quick response!

 

Too bad, I really miss it.

I think I will do that.

Thanks!

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yannick3
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Re : List of changes when updating drawing?

01-10-2014 05:24 AM in reply to: stellan.einarsson

Hi

This kind of feature don't exist with inventor The only mid range software i've seen this is Solid Edge.

Maybe you can post a new idea in the ideaStation

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Re : List of changes when updating drawing?

01-10-2014 05:29 AM in reply to: yannick3

funny question IMO..

You just changed the model.. You should know which dimensions changed. 

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stellan.einarsson
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Re : List of changes when updating drawing?

01-10-2014 05:36 AM in reply to: yannick3

Thanks for your quick response!

 

Too bad, I really miss it.

I think I will do that.

Thanks!

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chad38
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Re : List of changes when updating drawing?

01-10-2014 06:21 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

There are many reasons why this is a good question. Maybe it's just because I spent forever using solid edge, but I also would like to see a way to track dimension changes within a drawing.

 

First: dimensions may potentially change without you realizing it. Tracking dim changes draws your attention to any dimensions which changed. We all know how we WANT part modifications to affect the models and dims, but sometimes it changes dims in ways we may have not anticipated.

 

Second: It gives a simple, effective way to label the changed dimension with a revision level balloon, and all at once, all linked to the same rev level.

 

Third: In instances where the dimensions detach from geometry, it gives you an easy reminder about what those dim measurements were so you can be sure and reattach the same dimensions.

 

 

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Re : List of changes when updating drawing?

01-10-2014 06:41 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Also, how about in an assembly, you change one part, but the location of a surface that is on another part needs to stay in the same place, however you forgot this means you must modify the second part as well in order to ensure the location of that surface is still located where you need it to be.

 

Or with holes locations when inside different parts in an assembly. Modifications to one part may result in hole spacing changes.

 

I really can keep thinking up so many scenarios where tracking of dimension changes within drawings is very helpful. Almost common sense, even.

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