8 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2017 11:18 AM by Solid Works

    Dimensioning a Fillet Radius

    Tony Thompson

      I am currently on SWX 2016 SP5 but have had this issue for several versions. The problem I am having is the leader placement when dimensioning a fillet. If you look at the screen shot below I have a dimension on the R.250 on the bottom and a note for the R.250 on the upper side. The dimension on the upper that is a note is how I want the dimension to look but all I can get is like the lower 2 dimensions I have tried ever setting select points on the leader but nothing works so in many cases I end up having to plate a note to get it to display properly. Not sure who would ever leave a radius dimension on their drawings that look like to lower 2 and I find this extremely frustrating. Does anyone know of a way to get a radius that is like this to properly show the dimension like the upper note?

       

      Thanks

      Tony

       

       

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        • Re: Dimensioning a Fillet Radius
          Tony Thompson

          Sorry I just figured it out.

          If you select the dimension then select the Leaders Tab in browser then check Dimension to inside of arc.

           

          Thanks

          Tony

          • Re: Dimensioning a Fillet Radius
            Tony Thompson

            I am now on SolidWorks 2017 SP2 due to all of the problems we were having with 2016 I thought how much worse can it be. Well it is a little better but again it looks like they have taken useful features away or changed how you have to edit something.

             

            When detailing drawings using a radius dimension as the above image shows the leader would not always be where you wanted it but you were able to edit the dimensions and force it to the inside of an arc but now in 2017 that option is gone and I haven't been able to find an equivalent option. There is an option "Arc extension line or opposite side" on the Leaders Tab in the property manager but it doesn't seem to do anything.

            Has anyone else had this issue and is there a way to force the leader to the inside of the arc like the upper R.250 dimension in the above image.

             

            Thanks

            Tony

            • Re: Dimensioning a Fillet Radius
              Newell Voss

              in the leaders tab adjust your direction to either inside or outside arc and then adjust you dimension to a position that is to your liking. in the case of the image above, the leaders are set to outside and the leader is moved to a position that forces the feature to create a silhouette extension.

                • Re: Dimensioning a Fillet Radius
                  Solid Works

                  That doesn't work. The second the tip of the arrow goes past the tangent of the arc it does thisUntitled.png

                    • Re: Dimensioning a Fillet Radius
                      Newell Voss

                      it looks like you have your leader set to inside but you need to manipulate your dimension to roll the arrow around to point the actual radius on the geometry which should just be a simple click-drag. (it can be a little finicky at times)

                      how is your formatting setup? it looks like you might have some GIANT leader formats (assuming you are dimensioning a 1" radius, it looks like your arrowhead cant even fit within a 2" diameter, unless your view is significantly scaled down) which could also be a problem.

                      can you attach the drawing file to further investigation?

                        • Re: Dimensioning a Fillet Radius
                          Solid Works

                          "you need to manipulate your dimension to roll the arrow around to point the actual radius"

                          Don't know how to quote.  This is THE problem with 2017, the arrow has to point at the actual radius. 2016 allowed the arrow head to be dragged off the radius by checking Dimension to inside of arc

                           

                          Small radius on a large part and a zoomed in view

                    • Re: Dimensioning a Fillet Radius
                      Steven Varcoe

                      I've tried all the options since 2014 and it has never worked the way I want it to.