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Problem to measure distance between two surfaces

Why cant I measure the distance between two surfaces in my assembly? It makes no sense to me.

Happens quite a lot in different assemblies.

 

 

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Betreff: Problem to measure distance between two surfaces

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Maskinbyggerne

 

 

 

supposing You have saved that assembly and opend new.

And further assuming that the parts are  Inactive, so that they can not be used for further or more detailed information about the geometry.

 

Just use the Activate Part button and activate those parts which will be needed for measurment.

 

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You also can see that parts are inactive by the color they have in pathfinder

 

orange = active

grey = inactive

 

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regards
Wolfgang

Betreff: Problem to measure distance between two surfaces

Ahhh... thats why!

Do you know they turn inactive in the first place?

Betreff: Problem to measure distance between two surfaces

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Maskinbyggerne

 

 

 

this is an options setting for opening an assembly.

If those are small, medium or big You can define how to open them.

 

Activated, inactive, simplified, etc.

 

By definition parts are inactive for mdeium and big assemblies and that might be the reason!

 

regards
Wolfgang

Betreff: Problem to measure distance between two surfaces

Ahh thats great news! The active/inactive "issue" have been causing alot of frustrations for me.

Happy that I now know the reason and how to solve it.

 

Thanks a lot of the help Smiley Happy

Betreff: Problem to measure distance between two surfaces

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Hello @Maskinbyggerne

You may kindly mark one of Hawcad's posts as an accepted solution.

This will help users in future to find the solution quickly.

 

Thanks.

 

Regards,

Tushar

ww.SurfAndCode.IN

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Betreff: Problem to measure distance between two surfaces

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Tushar

 

 

 

thanks and Yes You are right:

Searching for solved problems helps a lot solving other issues!

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

Betreff: Problem to measure distance between two surfaces

Think I already done that