ST8 Draft dimension to an intersection

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello,

 

I am trying to measure a dimension to an intersection drawn on a draft.

 

I need to be able to measure to the intersecting point of two lines on a curve.

usually I create two lines drawn onto the draft file and measure to that point, In ST7 it works...

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Other cad packages will allow this point to be picked but in SE I have to add the lines.

 

However in ST8 It will not allow me to measure to the intersection of these lines?

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Edited to add pictures!!

 

Regards Kevin

7 REPLIES

Re: ST8 Draft dimension to an intersection

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Maybe your intellisketch settings?

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: ST8 Draft dimension to an intersection

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello bshand,

 

I can see the intellisketch popup for the intersection but when I click it to select it brings up the message box that the dimension cannot be placed,

 

Although I noticed on that image that I can select extensions, that would help, intellisketch referenced the correct point without the additional lines,

 

Still gave me the dimension cannot be placed message though...

 

Did the dimension work for you? is it just me?

 

Kevin

Re: ST8 Draft dimension to an intersection

you have to use "distance between" dimension type instead of "smart dimension"

 

 

Re: ST8 Draft dimension to an intersection

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

I'm not sure I'm following what your saying when you say "the intellisketch popup". It sort of implies that it automatically pops up when it's really a command. Is intersection turned on there?

Anyway, I'm on ST7 so it was just a suggestion.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: ST8 Draft dimension to an intersection

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello Matt,

 

Thank you, the "distance between" works!!

 

Dont know why I didn't try that..

 

Thank you anyway

 

Kevin

Re: ST8 Draft dimension to an intersection

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Sorry by popup i mean the as you hover over the intersection the icon changes to show that it has selected the intersection, then when I click a message box appears to say "dimension cannot be placed"

Re: ST8 Draft dimension to an intersection

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

OK. I think you mismarked my post as a solution rather than Matt's.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200