Anyone using this functionality? I finally got around to trying it out. Not having much luck. Searched the forum and internet and only found this thread.
I checked to make sure my selection filters weren't the problem as well as large assembly mode was off.
- Assembly file open
- Edit a part in context
- Create sketch on a face
- Add dimension
- Type "="
- Select "Measure"
- Cursor shows measure glyph and status bar states "Select one or two edges/vertices and then a text location"
- I can select an edge on the same part and a reference dimension will show and follow my cursor. But, then I can't select anything else or place the reference dimension. I can select edges and vertices on other parts but no dimension appears. Tried with External References on and off.
As I understand it from the help, it's supposed to place a reference dimension then populate the modify dimension dialogue with that. What am I doing wrong?
SolidWorks Professional 2020 SP4.0
Quadro K4200, 442.50 driver, no SolidWorks recommendation as card doesn't show as option
Edit: Video showing what I want to do. I'm fully aware of external reference techniques. But, would like to avoid them.