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# Changing dimension moves wrong element

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I have circle below a rectangle (I'm simplifying the description from a larger drawing,
of course), and I want to move the circle up so that its top lies 1/4 inch below
the bottom line of the rectangle. I place a "distance between elements" dimension,
which reads 5/8, and change it to 1/4. No matter what I try, the bottom line of
the rectangle moves down instead of the circle moving up. I thought perhaps a "Lock"
constraint on the line would help (I've never used that feature and may not understand
it), but it seems to "conflict with existing relationships." I see no such relationships
or constraints that would explain any of this. How do I designate which element
moves when I change a dimension?
John Hilgenberg
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# Re: Changing dimension moves wrong element

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Try locking just the bottom left end point of the line.
Without seeing the DFT file, it's hard to know exactly what to do, but in my experience
you're better locking a point than trying to lock a whole line which as well as
the point location contains either a second point or an angle and length too.
-AS

"John Hilgenberg" wrote:
>
>I have circle below a rectangle (I'm simplifying the description from a larger
>drawing,
>of course), and I want to move the circle up so that its top lies 1/4 inch
>below
>the bottom line of the rectangle. I place a "distance between elements" dimension,
>which reads 5/8, and change it to 1/4. No matter what I try, the bottom line
>of
>the rectangle moves down instead of the circle moving up. I thought perhaps
>a "Lock"
>constraint on the line would help (I've never used that feature and may not
>understand
>it), but it seems to "conflict with existing relationships." I see no such
>relationships
>or constraints that would explain any of this. How do I designate which element
>moves when I change a dimension?
>John Hilgenberg

www.continual-motion.com

# Re: Changing dimension moves wrong element

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That worked, Andy. Thanks!
John
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"Andy Southern" wrote:
>
>Try locking just the bottom left end point of the line.
>
>Without seeing the DFT file, it's hard to know exactly what to do, but in
>my experience
>you're better locking a point than trying to lock a whole line which as well
>as
>the point location contains either a second point or an angle and length too.
>
>-AS
>

John Hilgenberg