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foreshortened linears

Question asked by Mike Russell on Sep 25, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2018 by Britt Kessler

I am using solidworks 2017 currently.

 

In solidworks help it shows that you can use foreshortened linear dimensions as illustrated above.

 

But I need to do what is shown below.

I have tried the old resize the detail circle to show the edges you need to dimension, then resize the circle back to what it was.

But when i right click on the left side dimension lines I do not have the option to Foreshorten the dim.

Also adding a sketch to the model that I can turn on in the detail and dimension to it works but it is extra steps.

 

Is there a way to achieve this in solidworks? (without cheating it as i did below)

 

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