My other thread about this was side tracked. Attached is a file that is a standard part for me. Only I cant figure out how to model it in a way that I can pick the to of it while dimensioning. Since this goes on top of almost everything we make, I can't dimension the overall height.
This is a problem.
Can any re-model this very simple part in a way that the outside of the center can be snapped to durring drafting?
Solved! Go to Solution.
In your draft, click to enable IntelliSketch "silhouette" selection.
Sketch Tab, Intellisketch group, icon at the bottom of the second row.
That will enable the selection of the "quadrant" for you to be able to place dimension.
Be sure to also set this in your template so you don't have to do this again and again.
Michel is right, but a couple additional points:
1. I don't believe the silhouette setting is in the template. It should just remember it.
2. I believe you need to use point to point dimension rather than Smart dimension.
here is a quick video of it.
Solved. I must use point to point rather than smart dims. That makes the differance of being able to grab a silhouette point.
I have used smart for all liniar dims for so long, I didn't think that would make any differance.