What have you done to the Coordinate Dim's???????????

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Just loaded 7 last night and started to play with it. One of the first thing i wanted to try is the new auto dim for coordinate. It laid them out like there were supoose to. but when it came to moving a single cord, i couldn't unless i do a "Split alignment Set". This is also true when you do a normal Coordinate dimensioning. You place your zero and you start to pick holes. They all go to where the Zero is. You can't place one half way for example. I have a plate that's 82" long. If i have 1 hole on the other side, 80" down the plate. i want to place the cord down there, not 80" down the plate by zero. That's called long distance dimensioning. Looks like what you've down is good but its makes my job harder. i see this working on smaller blocks but makeing my job lot harder with that are typically 100" or longer plate

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Re: What have you done to the Coordinate Dim's???????????

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Hi,

 

 

 

have a look into your settings.

There are a couple of new settings for coordinate dimensions.

 

And IMHO the new behavior makes it  a lot easier to genereate the coord dims than before.

 

To move one dimension perpendicular to the coord direction use the ALT key

 

This ALT key anyway is a very usefull hint for the ST7

 

regards

Wolfgang

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: What have you done to the Coordinate Dim's???????????

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Thanks that helped. What about placing a single cord using zero and wanting to place it opposite way of zero?

Re: What have you done to the Coordinate Dim's???????????

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Hi,

 

 

 

what does "opposite way of zero" mean?

 

Can You provide a picture?

 

regards

Wolfgang

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: What have you done to the Coordinate Dim's???????????

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here's a pic. we dim real world....Smiley Wink

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Re: What have you done to the Coordinate Dim's???????????

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i always windered this sine we've switch over. how do see the image full view in a viewer? How do insert a link for the jpg?

Re: What have you done to the Coordinate Dim's???????????

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There are two ways to add an image. You can use the Insert Image button above the text entry window, as you have done, or you can add it as an attachment, below the text entry window, which will insert it as an attachment link that will open up in a separate window if you click on it.

 

To take a better look at an Inserted Image like yours above, you can right-click it and select "Open Image in new tab" (or the IE equivalent- I am using Google Chrome) and then you are free to zoom and move about the image without screwing up your view of the forum page.

-Dylan Gondyke

Re: What have you done to the Coordinate Dim's???????????

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Hallo,



there is a setting for negative values on coordinate dimensions.

Turn that on and You will get a -4567 value instead of 4567

 

regards

Wolfgang

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: What have you done to the Coordinate Dim's???????????

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Not what i was looking for. i called this in and sent them a example.

Re: What have you done to the Coordinate Dim's???????????

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Ended up calling this in. finding some problems with pre 7 drawings. PLus the command isn't freindly when it comes to big plates. to much rework to get things set right. PR#7238592