I have two parts I am modelling that I want to mate by aligning their four bolt holes. One model will only measure the holes vertically or horzontally, the other part will only measure the holes diagonally. (I've checked the measurements as an equalateral right triangle, but they still aren't aligning). In the vieo I am trying to move the cursor to a position where it will measure diagonally. Is there a way to get them to measure the way I want?
Also, as also shown in the video, when I do measure the distance between the holes the measurement appears in blue and although I can change the measurement, it has no effect on the spacing of the holes, it just reads the wrong dimension.
I have just checked your movie. And according to movie (not seeing the actual part), I can say, that SE is working correctly.
Hope, that this helps.
1. The holes are only contrained to each other, vertically and laterally, and in size. I was hoping to be able to modify the size of one hole and change them all.
2. I have been able to get a diagonal dimension as you described, however I cannot change the dimension, if I plug in a new dimension it changes to show that distance but doesn't actually change the distance. What is the purpose of that?
I was careful when I created the holes to make sure they weren't auto-constraining to anything else in the drawing.
And also the top right hole is constrained only to the top left hole. It is not contrained to the bottom right hole. You can see, that the vertical constraint symbol goes only to the big hole in the middle. fix this contraint, too.
Thank you Sven. I got rid of the sketch and started over (something I do more in this program than all others combined), creating circles way outside the bounds so they wouldn't auto-constrain to anything.
Why aren't you using a pattern here?
Watch here: http://screencast.com/t/fGsy7Hbo
Of course if the Holes won't work in a circular Pattern, there always the Rectangular pattern that would allow different X and Y dimensions.
This way when you edit the first Hole all 4 will be upgraded, and you can always change the Pattern Dimensions as well.