AFAIK, and Sadly, there is no way to modify the increment of this dynamic change.
certainly worth an ER IMO!
@hawcad but my start value isnt weird. if it start at 72mm why would i want the next increment to be 75.6 (@5%)??
logically it would go up in whole/ round numbers.
i think any manufacturer would prefer 75mm over 75.6mm
of course You would prefer 75mm, but 5% of 72mm are 3.6mm and so the result is 75.6mm
I think it gets hard to find a solution for any situation.
If I start scrolling a base value of 1000mm and it scrolls in 1mm steps I would not be happy.
Same if I start with 0.2mm and recieve 1.2, 2.2 and so on as result, would not make You really happy.
but my point is it doesnt make sense to do it that way.
and this is where having an option in the little pop up window allowing you to change the increments would be ideal, exactly like SW (you type what increment you want or use the defaults ranging from 1to 10 i think).
even if it was 1mm at 1000mm thats fine as using the scroll function only makes sense for small changes. if i want to add 250mm id just type that in as a formula - not scroll 250 times.
I fully understand Your wishes, but only wanted to explain how it has worked till now.
And I personally use the scroll change of a dimension for controlling how a modification/change will influence the geometry, and how stable all my realtions are.
So I'm very happy with the 5% step independend of the absolute value.
And an absolute step value can be defined for all mous operations for extrusion length, etc.
If there is a value of 10mm or 5mm the increments will be exact and round numbers.
This was very simple in SolidWorks--there was simply an option to update the dimension scroll increments. I would set mine to .0625 or .125 for 1/16ths or 1/8ths of an inch.
I'm not sure what's difficult about this for Solid Edge. It sure improved the User Experience and how fast it was to enter dimension changes.