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Ability to redefine dimensions

Status: New Idea
by laptop_geek on ‎06-19-2013 12:43 PM

When working in a 2D sketch it would be very helpful if I were able to redefine dimensions. Currently if I have a dimension that was created, then named, checked for export, etc, then want to move what that dimension referenced (either due to a design change, or if I changed my mind about something, or if it was modeled incorrectly the first time, etc.) I have to delete that dimension and recreate it. This can become very tiresome if I have several dimensions that all need to be updated at the same time. It would be nice if I had a option to "Redefine Dimension", similar to redefining a plane, when I right clicked on the dimension so that I would not have to delete it and recreate it.

by Active Contributor ic198 on ‎06-19-2013 04:33 PM

There is a workaround for this one. Say you have Dimension A that is exported but you need to redefine it. Create a Parameter B and make that equal to Dimension A. You can now delete Dimension A from your sketch- because it is used in Parameter B it will stay in your parameters list. Create your new Dimension C. In your parameters list make A equal to C. A will continue to export and will be the correct value. You can now delete B. I hope that's all easy to follow!


Being able to redefine dimensions would be better, but in the meantime the above might help

by Distinguished Contributor djreesing on ‎06-28-2013 04:37 AM

+1 for redefining dimensions!

by *Expert Elite* on ‎06-28-2013 12:58 PM
by Distinguished Contributor DRoam on ‎07-10-2013 12:09 PM

I've wanted the ability to do this many, many times. I'd love to see this added.

by Distinguished Contributor Orest_iy on ‎11-27-2013 07:30 AM

I really appreciate this idea since I build a lot of linked part in project. I have posted my own few days ago. I did not know you already published it. I really support the idea to kudos both to accumulate enough supporters in hope Autodes will do something.

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