7 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2017 12:31 PM by Nigel Ball

    Arc Length

    Nigel Ball

      Oh the simple things.......

       

      Hi

      I'm my drawing sheet, I need to show an arc dimension. The arc is almost a full circle but with a small 1mm cut across 1 side as shown:

      solidwork arc.png

      I get this very peculiar dimension that doesn't really represent anything. My points are at the bottom and yet, the dimension doesn't show the correct value nor are the points serving any purpose... I did the exact the same in Inventor with the exact same part (created in SW) and in 1 click, got exactly what I needed:

                                                                 invnetor Arc.png

       

      How can I get this result in Solidworks? My current method was to pick both points then select the curve.

       

      Cheers

       

      Nacho