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Tangent Dimension

How can I create a tangent dimension in the position shown? The tangent dimension keeps snapping to either a vertical or horizontal position.

 

tangent_diameter_dimension.png

David McMahon
Solid Edge ST9, MP8
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10
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Accepted by topic author David_McMahon
‎01-12-2017 07:11 PM

Re: Tangent Dimension

Hi @David_McMahon,

 

Don't think ther is a function to place that type of dimension automatically......however, a workaround would be to place a fine line sketch, using draw-in-view, and then return to the working sheet to place a smart dimension on that line.

 

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Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Tangent Dimension

You can do that - on the dimensioning toolbar there is a tangent option

Click that before selecting the first circle/arc and you can dimension tangent to tangent.

Dim tangent Option.JPG

 

 

HP Z420 16GB RAM
Quadro K4000
ST7 MP10 on Windows 7 Pro 64.

Re: Tangent Dimension

Look at the position from his dimension. Man Wink

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Solid Edge ST9 & AutoCAD 2018 user

Re: Tangent Dimension

@Joris - Ok, I'll give you that one. Smiley Wink

HP Z420 16GB RAM
Quadro K4000
ST7 MP10 on Windows 7 Pro 64.