I'm try to create a diameter dimension in a sketch that I will use for a revolve extrude. I can't seem to find away to do this I know I can create a dimension and use expressions but would like not to do that. I attached a pic to clarify what my intent is.
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it's not possible. Open an ER.
I can suggest a workaround, create a mirror line, but it's stupid to create a line for this scope.
Following is what I found in NX way of doing it.
Add a point at the LHS of the centre line
Click the command “Make Symmetric”
For objects click the point (@#1) and a vertex at RHS. Click the Centreline thereafter.
If you're trying to use the Cylindrical Dimension type, the first object needs to be a centerline. Since you can't create a centerline in a sketch the cylindrical dimension will not be doubled in value (true diameter), but will only show the radius.
your solution can be used in drafting mode and when you use detail view where only a part of diameter is visible.
Using your solution put the whole dimension value in half sketch. Can create confusion during the interpretation.
If you import dimension on view via 'Feature Parameter', NX imports half dimension.
There are workaround that doesn't give a real advantage.