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How to pick a specific point for Smart Measure?

How do you pick a specific point, e.g.. a center point, intersection or end point, using Smart Measure if the software doesn't automatically pick the point? Are there keys you can press, like C for center to select the point you want to measure from or to?

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Re: How to pick a specific point for Smart Measure?

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The measure command has an option on the Command Bar to set the keypoint filter preference.  If you cannot select a keypoint it is probably due to the filter restricting it or if in an assembly, the part you are trying to select on is inactive.  Smart Measure's filter is at the right of the Command Bar...

Ken Grundey
Production: ST9 MP4
Testing: ST10

Re: How to pick a specific point for Smart Measure?

Thank you for the reply. I am running the ST5 version of the free 2D Solid edge and this does not appear to be in there?

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Accepted by topic author guzzler96
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: How to pick a specific point for Smart Measure?

Hi there,

 

You'll need to use the "Distance Between" dimensioning tool to get the options you're looking for....make sure all of the "IntelliSketch" options are checked on.

 

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST9 [MP5] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: How to pick a specific point for Smart Measure?

Thanks for the help.

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Accepted by topic author guzzler96
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: How to pick a specific point for Smart Measure?

I was assuming the 3D environment because it was not specified...  You are right, the Smart Measure command in Draft does not have the keypoint filters, as per it's explanation, it only measure elements or angles between elements.  If you want to measure between keypoints, you need to use the Measure Distance command which will access keypoints based on the Intellisketch settings... Or use the regular Dimension commands as Sean stated if you want them to persist.

Ken Grundey
Production: ST9 MP4
Testing: ST10

Re: How to pick a specific point for Smart Measure?

One trick with smart measure is that it will only pick an endpoint or center point on the first pick but it will act like Measure Distance on the second point and allow you to pick midpoints and so forth.
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