I need a to measure a distance along a curve in the assembly environment. In example:I have a chain link on a chain path. If i want to know the distance how long the chain link moves along the chain path you cannot measure this along a the path - only the direct respectively the minimum distance.
See also the attached picture.
Finally i need a measure variable of the distance along the curve... so i it would be good to have this function inside the new 3D measure command.
Is there a workaround for this?
Good Idea. But if i split the curve into sections i still cannot measure the curve lenght with the 3d measure command.
The only thing that works is to display the curve length with the inquire element command, or am i wrong?
Yes, of cause! You are right!
With the PMI Smart Dimension it is possible to get the arc lenght and a variable :-)
Only the sectioning is still a problem - currently it is only possible in the part environment...
Inside a assembly sketch you can include a chain path. And of cause you can trim this curve. But you can not include lines and arcs (the chain path) to ONE curve. This is needed to trim this one curve to one chain section....
or am i wrong again? ;-)
It is possible. Or I don't understand your question.
See the zip file.