Dimensions

Experimenter
Experimenter

Ran into a dimensioning question. I attach a dimension from an edge to a round feature that I want to adjust, but it doesn't line up. I delete the said dimension and place a new one starting from the round to the edge, but it is driven. There is nothing that would drive the driven dimension. What is going on? How do I fix this or how do I do this properly? See link below

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDYT4OikV1s

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Re: Dimensions

Phenom
Phenom

With the Smart Dimension command, pick the round feature (the cylindrical face) directly. Solid Edge picks the underlying rounded edge automatically.

Then pick the edge on the far side as shown in the clip below.

Also click the Lock icon to make the dimension driven.

I also tapped 'n' couple of times before placing the dimension to get it in the correct orientation.

 

 

~Tushar Suradkar

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Re: Dimensions

Experimenter
Experimenter

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Not quite. At least didn't work for me. The dimension still didn't line up, & the dimension I wanted is still driven.

Re: Dimensions

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Maybe you could upload the part so we can look at it?

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Dimensions

Experimenter
Experimenter

How do I upload a part file?

Re: Dimensions

Experimenter
Experimenter

Re: Dimensions

Legend
Legend

Some features are better placed in ordered mode: thinwall, chamfers, rounds.

I only place rounds in sync, if i would miss the material in that position.

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Christian Kunkel
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Re: Dimensions

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,



just as I supposed when looking the video.

 

This is a virtuel corner between the horizonatl line and the lower fillet

If You delete or supress the upper fillet YOu will see how SE will extend the lower radius up to the horizontal line.

 

And this will be the dimension point for You dim.

 

Not absolutely certain wether there is another way to get a dim to the end point other then having a small linear segment between those arcs (fillets)

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: Dimensions

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

There's a way. Use silhouette keypoint on the curve.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Dimensions

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,



found a method to get what You want:

 

Create a point on the tangent connection of those two fillets and use that for dimensioning

 

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regards
Wolfgang