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Why coordinate mode creates driven dimensions?

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I am trying to create a circle in a sketch with the coordinates mode. I enter X and Y values and press enter, then I enter the diameter. The circe is put in the correct position with respect to the origin but the dimensions are driven. I need to convert them to driving afterwards. What is the purpose of the XY coordinate mode then if I need to convert dimensions all the time? I know I can set a rapid dimension after I put the circe but I want to use XY mode to create the circe fastly.

 

Any help getting Driving dimensions when using XY coordinate mode?

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Re: Why coordinate mode creates driven dimensions?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi @egurkan,

Consider the case if there are additional CSYS present/created within a part. With the 'Continuous Auto Dimensioning' a circle creation process (coordinate input mode) will refer to the selected CSYS plane that is used to create the sketch. So with the OOTB functionality either you have to create driving dimensions manually or you can select the auto dimensions generated and convert them to the driving dimensions. 

Regards,
Ganesh

Re: Why coordinate mode creates driven dimensions?

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So this means coordinate input mode will create driven dimensions always, right?

Re: Why coordinate mode creates driven dimensions?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Yes!

 

Regards,
Ganesh

Re: Why coordinate mode creates driven dimensions?

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Thank you.