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lis_wang
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size of dimension text in sketch

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09-03-2012 05:47 AM

Is there any way to change the size of dimension text in sketch? My students cannot see the dimension when I demonstrate the sketch.

 

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Tools>Application Options>General tab Annotation Scale

 

See Tip #2 page 2

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf

I should point out - as often is the case there is an incorrect dimension on the drawing.

When we start to model in 3D with geometric constraints we find these mistakes.

 

I used to work for a VAR demonstrating another 3D CAD nearly 20 years ago.

I would go through my dog-and-pony show and then the customer would throw some complicated drawing before me and ask - can it do this?  Every single time I would find an error in their documentation.

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Re: size of dimension text in sketch

09-03-2012 05:50 AM in reply to: lis_wang

Tools>Application Options>General tab Annotation Scale

 

See Tip #2 page 2

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf

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Re: size of dimension text in sketch

09-03-2012 06:36 AM in reply to: JDMather

If your tutorial, how did you do in your Tips 39? I am reading your tutorial now. It is very informative.

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Re: size of dimension text in sketch

09-03-2012 07:00 AM in reply to: JDMather

In your tutorial pg. 28, Tips 58. Did you create the ribs by creating a sketch? Is there any way to create a ribs just be section the drawing? I prefer this for quite some time already. It is very troulesome to manually do that especially in assembly drawing when there is a lof of parts.

 

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09-03-2012 07:08 PM in reply to: lis_wang

I'll try to remember to post some examples tomorrow.

Note that there is an obvious error in the section view on page 28 (missing hatch on bottom of image) I keep forgetting to fix that image.

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Re: size of dimension text in sketch

09-04-2012 06:39 AM in reply to: lis_wang

lis_wang wrote:

If your tutorial, how did you do in your Tips 39? I am reading your tutorial now. It is very informative.


I decided to give this problem as a quiz to my students to see if they can figure it out.

Instructions for quiz (for anyone here wanting to attempt it).

1. You may not edit or delete any features or sketches already in the file. 

2. You may not add any sketches.

3. You can only add Rectangular Pattern 3 instances of slot 10mm apart.

4. You can only mirror the slots.

(see 2012 starting file attached) (viewers here - don't look at others solutions until you think you have solution)

 

Pattern Result.png

 

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Re: size of dimension text in sketch

09-04-2012 07:38 AM in reply to: lis_wang

lis_wang wrote:

.. It is very troulesome to manually do that especially in assembly drawing when there is a lof of parts.


There is no easy way (in Inventor) that I know of.  But it is easier (just a bit) than AutoCAD.

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Re: size of dimension text in sketch

09-04-2012 08:37 AM in reply to: JDMather

There is no right option in your quiz.

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Re: size of dimension text in sketch

09-04-2012 08:39 AM in reply to: JDMather

I use this method to create rib in the drawing also. I found it is troublesome.

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09-04-2012 08:39 AM in reply to: lis_wang

lis_wang wrote:

There is no right option in your quiz.


Don't know what this means.
I was responding to your two questions.

 

There is an easy solution to the quiz problem. Q1

There is not an easy solution to the section view problem. Q2

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