you need to select the dim you want to chain from as the origin. select the dimension itself not a geometric element. and then select the geometric element you want to measure to.
I do as you tell, but i always end up like the jpg i posted. Not if the chained dimension is the first dimension i place on the view or if i don't stack it on a previous placed dimension, but if i try to add a chained line upon an alredy placed dimension (as a second line) i don't work. Maybe i am doing something wrong...
i just tested, you need to use distance between... Smart dimension does not add to the stack... http://screencast.com/t/IZKEQGktbP
I have to look at your video @home. no access here @work.
If i place the chained dims al little bit higher (not the auto stack) it works, but if i use the auto stack (hidden line), i can only place the dimension above, not aside.
I'd highly suggest you ask your IT folk to allow screencast thru... Many folk here in the community use screencast to share video snippets to help one another...
IT would also be helpful if you could record and share a video of your workflow... as i am not 100% clear on what is working and not working for you. Many here use jing as a FREE screen capture... thus the screencast host for images and video sharing...
sorry i couldnt be of more help... good luck...
ok i saw your video, but my problem is in the draft environnement.
Originally I posted this question in the wrong forum, and here a solution is provided.
Thanks all for helping, Johan
great! thx... FYI... Alt + Drag is common throught UI for detach/reattach diffent elements.
best of luck