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How to select the driving end for a change of dimension of a sketch line?

Hi all,

 

Is there a way to modify the dimension of a sketch line in the part modulus with smart dimension, by selecting the point from wich the line is reduced/increased; in the same way that smart dimension works for extruded bodies (left, symetrical, right driving end)? For the sketch line the dimension is randomly changed from one of the ends without options for selection.

 

Thank you, regards

 

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Re: How to select the driving end for a change of dimension of a sketch line?

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Hi @DomP

 

One way to control the direction would be to Lock one of the endpoints of the line as shown:

 ControlDimDir.png

 

Hope this helps, but may not be always feasible though depending on other constraints applied elsewhere in the sketch.

 

Ideally I'd suggest going ahead with the sketch to create the solid where the line would now be a face.

Get rid of the sketches (lines) and use the smart dimension on a sync model to control the direction.

  

~Tushar