Dimension not the same

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I recently installed Free2d V19 to work with some customer files. I was perplexed
when I got a different value for the overall length of a part every time I took
the dimension. Any thoughts?
Chris
p.s. I would attach the file, but not only is it not mine to provide, but the draft
file is more than 100 pages of "E" size prints...
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Re: Dimension not the same

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If you use the measurement tools, they measure everything "true", so if a
view is scaled up or down, the measurement will conflict with dimensions
that are placed on the view. Dimensions auto-scale when placed on drawing
views.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Chris Schlemmer" wrote in message
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>
> I recently installed Free2d V19 to work with some customer files. I was
> perplexed
> when I got a different value for the overall length of a part every time I
> took
> the dimension. Any thoughts?
>
> Chris
>
> p.s. I would attach the file, but not only is it not mine to provide, but
> the draft
> file is more than 100 pages of "E" size prints...


Re: Dimension not the same

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Hmm... our customer sent me a dft file and the part and assembly files that go with
it. On a sheet of the dft 1 of the parts is detailed with a base and projected view.
The engineer omitted the overall length of the part from the details. I use SmartDimension
and get 56" for the overall length of the part and sent the print to the floor.
They come back saying the lays out to 55 3/4". I take the dimension off again, 55
1/2". Surprised, I try again and get 55 3/4". finally I go to another projected
view, pull the overall length again, and get 55 11/16". The part is moderately complicated,
with 1 of the ends formed by the intersection of 2 angles.

Chris

"PellaKen" wrote:
>If you use the measurement tools, they measure everything "true", so if a
>
>view is scaled up or down, the measurement will conflict with dimensions
>that are placed on the view. Dimensions auto-scale when placed on drawing
>
>views.
>
>--
>Ken
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
>"Chris Schlemmer" wrote in message
>news:4703dc4e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> I recently installed Free2d V19 to work with some customer files. I was

>
>> perplexed
>> when I got a different value for the overall length of a part every time

>I
>> took
>> the dimension. Any thoughts?
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> p.s. I would attach the file, but not only is it not mine to provide, but

>
>> the draft
>> file is more than 100 pages of "E" size prints...

>
>

Re: Dimension not the same

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Sounds like you need to post the file or a portion of it. I don't think
anyone can help without a bit more context. It sounds geometry specific.

"Chris Schlemmer" wrote in message
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>
> Hmm... our customer sent me a dft file and the part and assembly files
> that go with
> it. On a sheet of the dft 1 of the parts is detailed with a base and
> projected view.
> The engineer omitted the overall length of the part from the details. I
> use SmartDimension
> and get 56" for the overall length of the part and sent the print to the
> floor.
> They come back saying the lays out to 55 3/4". I take the dimension off
> again, 55
> 1/2". Surprised, I try again and get 55 3/4". finally I go to another
> projected
> view, pull the overall length again, and get 55 11/16". The part is
> moderately complicated,
> with 1 of the ends formed by the intersection of 2 angles.
>
>
> Chris
>
>
> "PellaKen" wrote:
>>If you use the measurement tools, they measure everything "true", so if a
>>
>>view is scaled up or down, the measurement will conflict with dimensions
>>that are placed on the view. Dimensions auto-scale when placed on drawing
>>
>>views.
>>
>>--
>>Ken
>>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>
>>"Chris Schlemmer" wrote in message
>>news:4703dc4e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> I recently installed Free2d V19 to work with some customer files. I was

>>
>>> perplexed
>>> when I got a different value for the overall length of a part every time

>>I
>>> took
>>> the dimension. Any thoughts?
>>>
>>> Chris
>>>
>>> p.s. I would attach the file, but not only is it not mine to provide,
>>> but

>>
>>> the draft
>>> file is more than 100 pages of "E" size prints...

>>
>>
>

Re: Dimension not the same

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Chris,
The drawing views within a Draft file created with Solid Edge are not
locatable in 2D Drafting. The Smart Dimension command should not be able to
find the edges in the drawing views when you open the supplied Draft file.
Are you creating additional geometry to place the smart dimension?
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Dimension not the same

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Rick
I have not created any new geometry. I cant quite say I have been using it without
trouble, but I have used Smart Dimension on at least 60 sheets of my customer supplied
dft.
I originally downloaded the Solid Edge viewer for this purpose and spent an hour
or 2 trying to figure out why the dimension commands where grayed out :-/. A couple
of days later I was contacted by UGS to see if the viewer was meeting my needs.
When I explained my problem, I understood him to say I could do what I needed with
free2d.
I have attached a PDF closeup of the particular sheet that prompted my original
message. The 56" overall is the dimension I pulled first, the 55 11/16" I created
just now, and is correct... I wish I had saved the drawing showing all of the contradicting
dimensions, it was quite a sight.
Chris
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Chris,
>The drawing views within a Draft file created with Solid Edge are not
>locatable in 2D Drafting. The Smart Dimension command should not be able to
>
>find the edges in the drawing views when you open the supplied Draft file.
>
>Are you creating additional geometry to place the smart dimension?
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Re: Dimension not the same

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I wish I had done this with all of the contradicting dimensions shown. I have some
physical prints of that madness, even showing the 1/2" dimension on the end as 0".
The 56" I generated the first time around, now all I get is the 55 11/16" which
is correct.
"Dan Staples" wrote:
>Sounds like you need to post the file or a portion of it. I don't think
>anyone can help without a bit more context. It sounds geometry specific.
>
>