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Make a dimension equal to other

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

When restricting an sketch some times I want to make a dimension equal value than other. I usually do that by clicking on the dimension square, then clicking on reference, then clicking on figure parameter, then clicking on the other dimension. Is there a quicker way to do that? Like clicking directly on the other dimesion while pressing a key?

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Re: Make a dimension equal to other

Phenom
Phenom

Siply typing in the value field the name of the other expression.

Ciao

Re: Make a dimension equal to other

Pioneer
Pioneer
Use the name of the dimension.
If the name of selected dimension is equal to "p123"
You should in the required dimension write "p123"
Lake this: p12357=p123

You can don't enter in sketch but change the value in model browser previously select the sketch.

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Re: Make a dimension equal to other

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

An alternate, *if* there is a similar piece of geometry being dimensioned (e.g. both are the length of a line, or arc radius) is to use geometric constraints  (for line, "equal length", for arc "equal radius", etc.)

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
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Re: Make a dimension equal to other

Pioneer
Pioneer
Yes, of course!
But there is one moment:
how would You like use the geometric constrains with spreadsheet
or change expressions without the sketch?

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