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selecting dimensions when creating relations

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Legend

When I'm creating relations, more noticably in the mate or planar, and have selected the first part the dimensions for other relations show up and are selectable along with planar faces. 

Does anyone know why a dimension would ever be a desirable input when selecting part elements to place a relation on? 

Is there a way to turn that off? 


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Re: selecting dimensions when creating relations

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@bnemec,

 

I thought that was something NEW......I see this also.

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Re: selecting dimensions when creating relations

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
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The reason you can select the dimension is so that you can edit the associated relationship. It's sort of a shortcut so you don't have to go look through the dropdown list on the command bar. You can turn off this behavior by clearing the 'Show all dimensions' setting on the Assemble Options dialog:

 

 assembleoptions.png

 

Hope this helps,

Greg

Re: selecting dimensions when creating relations

Legend
Legend
Thanks Greg, that does help a little. What you are saying is desired behavior and I find that feature handy when evaluating the assembly. I do not find that feature handy while in the place relation command. My brain does not find it logical to want to edit one dimension while trying to select an element in the relation command.

Sometimes the dimensions get in the way, using a 3D input device and sluggish graphics I wind up clicking a dim instead of the element I want. Then I'm in an unknown state, am I still in the place relation command? am I editing a dimension?

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