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Are you looking for the "arc length"?
If so, can you select the arc in the drawing and then perform a "use edge" (Sketch Command) to convert the entity?
I realize companies do things in many ways, but by specifying the tube diameter, radius & angle, this should be all that is necessary.
Nope, not looking for arc length. I know it seems redundant to have the angle on the drawing, but manufacturing can sometimes get set in their way. They like to visually see a dimension on the drawing that shows a 180° angle just as any lesser angle would be shown.
I apologize. I misunderstood the question.
So, to provide for the dimension, input two constuction or centerlines starting from the center of the bend, then dimension as 180°.
Oh, that won't work because the lines are concident. Dumb Solidworks cannot figure that out.
Seriously, ...perform the same task except this time place one of the lines such that it starts at the center of the bend but is obviously more or less the 180°. Next place the dimension (it will now be an angle) then modify to be 180°.
Of course, this would best be done in a sketch in part mode, then you can simply import the result.
Good time for an ER. SW could provide an "Angle Dimension" on the Pop-Up menu for "More Dimensions". When selected, 180° should be possible without all the hoopla!
Eddie - I was playing with this while you answered. It's too bad that SW will insert an angle dimension from the model intot the drawng, but not if it's 180.
As a slightly more parametric way to get it in the drawing, you can sketch a random straight line, dimension an angle between the sketched line and one of the edges, make the dimension "driven", then align the the ends of the sketched line to the ends of the edge you wish to dimension to. That will actually survive some edits to the model.
Better answer than mine.
Beth, check out Dwight's answer. If this can be achieved paramatrically, then that's the way to go, even if the dimension is driven.
Thank you, both Eddie and Dwight.
I also did something similar to Dwight's solution. I created the sketched lines on the model sketch and if you make the dimension 179.8° it works reasonably well. It sometimes looks kind of funky on the drawing, but it's there. I just need to appease manufacturing....you know how that goes.