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Measure distance, with dual dimensions?

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

NX9

 

I'm pretty sure I know the answer, but a user wanted to know if when using the measure tools, if the output window could show both imperial and metric units?  I didn't think so, and showed them how to change the measure units (Menu, Anallysis, Units...)

 

Is it possible?

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 8.1
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Re: Measure distance, with dual dimensions?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Not that I'm aware of.

 

As you've already suggested, you'd have to do it twice after changing units, or, inside the Expression system, you could use the units settings to created equivalent expressions in different units.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA

Re: Measure distance, with dual dimensions?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Yep.  I would concur, John.  :-)

Taylor Anderson
NX Product Manager, Knowledge Reuse and NX Design
Tel: +1 (602) 441-0683
taylor.anderson@siemens.com

Re: Measure distance, with dual dimensions?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi Dave,

I am not sure if it can be done for MEASURE in a single shot but if you only require it for display i would suggest using PMI (since it supports dual dimension display).

I have attached an image herewith.

Best Regards

Kapil

Re: Measure distance, with dual dimensions?

Phenom
Phenom

This is how I do. 

 

I’ve made Keyboard Shortcuts ( @ Analysis>Units) Alt+I=Inch & Alt+M=Metric.

 

When use Measuring tools I don’t use “Show Info Window” (unchecked), and therefore using the above Shortcut keys I could toggle the units in the poped-up value.  

Michael Fernando


Die Designer
NX 11.0.2.7 + PDW

Re: Measure distance, with dual dimensions?

Phenom
Phenom

Please refrain from using the method I follow for the moment. NX offers Analysis>Units to toggle units but apparently it may corrupt other commands.

 

Refer:

https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/NX-Design-Discussion-Forum/Wrong-Inch-sizes-for-Metr...

 

Michael Fernando


Die Designer
NX 11.0.2.7 + PDW