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Sheet Metal Drawing Formed View Dimensioning Methods

Question asked by Cody Kirsch on Dec 29, 2017
Latest reply on May 3, 2018 by Alex Lachance

Anybody else find dimensioning sheet metal part more tedious then any other kind of part? My main complaint is that is easy to grab and inside edge when dimensioning a bend, especially when working with a large, thin part and the text of the dimension of the first line selected covers the line you are trying to select. Allowing dimensioning of preselected lines when working in a sketch is a pain but it would be a very useful when making drawings to not have to selected your second line though text, but I am not aware of any option to allow for this. What about a method or macro to dimension a bend without selecting two different lines? It would seem fairly obvious to me that when dimensioning sheet metal parts a user would want to dimension the distance to the next two parallel lines in a curve loop that are normal to a selected line and not the length of that line up to each bend radius which is almost impossible to measure on a physical part.  

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