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Associative drawing dimension to feature on another sheet

Creator
Creator

We have several scenarios where there is not room for a detail view on the same sheet as the source view, but we need to show a dimension to a surface/datum that is only present in the source view. 

 

So far the only solutions I've come up with are:

a) Override the dimension text to create a "fake" dimension

b) Create the detail view, copy it to the new sheet, change view boundary to include the necessary surface/datum, then create a sketch to redo the boundary of the detail view

 

Are there any better ways to do this?

 

Here's a basic example:


mainview.JPGMain Viewdetailview.JPGDetail View

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NX 11.0.2
Tc 11.2.1
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Re: Associative drawing dimension to feature on another sheet

Legend
Legend

Use a Horizontal Dimension using Method Baseline.

 

baseline.jpg

Re: Associative drawing dimension to feature on another sheet

Legend
Legend

Sorry, Forgot Baseline method only works with cylindrical dimensions.

Re: Associative drawing dimension to feature on another sheet

Legend
Legend

OK, apart from always having another base view on the sheet, the only thing I can think is to edit the Detail boundary and make it large enough to see the base line, update the View, Add the Dimension, Edit the Boundary again.

At least you will get some idea of where the baseline is as the detail source appears on the Drawing Sheet.

 

DETAIL.jpg

Re: Associative drawing dimension to feature on another sheet

Legend
Legend

Out of Interest, why are you overiding the Dimension?

Re: Associative drawing dimension to feature on another sheet

Creator
Creator

I clarified my original post...  the override is an alternative to the change view boundary method I described.

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NX 11.0.2
Tc 11.2.1

Re: Associative drawing dimension to feature on another sheet

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Ordinate dimensions should support your workflow.

(view in My Videos)

Regards,
Abe