Variable Dimension in Drafting

Creator
Creator

Is there way to make a dimension a variable in a draft with tolerances?  I have a cylinder that only the diameter is going to change, so I want to make the diameter dimension show " 'A' -0.00/+0.01."  I can type this in and make the dimension blank, but then I cannot put a proper solid tolerance on the dimension.  There isn't really a need for making a new drawing for every single size, so a variable part with multiple drawings would be more complicated than needed.

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Betreff: Variable Dimension in Drafting

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

 

first sound simple but isn't.

 

The only way I have found is, to use a family of parts (with at least 2 members9 and they may not be distributed for what we are planning to do.

 

After having the familiy (master at least) You can put it into a draft an built a table for family parts.

Here You can join the dimensions what brings a variable letter for the dimension.

This dimension can now also be a toleranced one.

 

See picture:

 

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regards
Wolfgang

Betreff: Variable Dimension in Drafting

Creator
Creator

Wolfgang,

 

Thanks for the help.  This does work, but seems rather involved to be the only way.

 

Thanks,

Greg