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Curtis_Waguespack

Foreshortened Dimension for Linear dimensions

Status: Implemented
by *Expert Elite* ‎03-13-2013 03:03 PM - edited ‎03-13-2013 03:19 PM

The goal is to add a dimension from a feature in a detail view to a feature outside the view.

 

Currently the method to achieve this type of dimension is not very discoverable or robust, it would be nice to be able to retrieve a model dimension and then:

  • foreshorten it
  • add the double arrowhead

And to be able to do this from within the drawing without the need of an included workplane, etc.

 

I provide workaround steps at this link toward the bottom:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/02/foreshortened-linear-diameter.html

 

See this link for the original request:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/Detail-view-question-adding-dimensions-to-features-o...

 

 

Status: Implemented
This idea has been implemented within Autodesk Inventor 2015. Special thanks to the author of this Idea and likewise to everyone who cast your Kudo for it. Enhancements have been made within the Drawing Manager environment to provide three new types of Foreshortened Dimension annotations. Linear Foreshortened, Angular Foreshortened and Arc Length Foreshortened dimensions can now be created within drawings. Please be sure to check this out in Autodesk Inventor 2015. Thanks!
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by Employee on ‎03-19-2013 12:40 PM
Status changed to: Under Review
 
by Employee on ‎05-24-2013 12:53 PM
Status changed to: Accepted
Accepted idea [US17013]. Thanks!
by Contributor cbliss on ‎07-18-2013 01:26 PM

It should be noted that this is an industry standard, I believe defined in the DRM and elsewhere.  It has been on the Just Do It list for over 8 years.

by Employee on ‎03-27-2014 11:56 AM
Status changed to: Implemented
This idea has been implemented within Autodesk Inventor 2015. Special thanks to the author of this Idea and likewise to everyone who cast your Kudo for it. Enhancements have been made within the Drawing Manager environment to provide three new types of Foreshortened Dimension annotations. Linear Foreshortened, Angular Foreshortened and Arc Length Foreshortened dimensions can now be created within drawings. Please be sure to check this out in Autodesk Inventor 2015. Thanks!
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