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Solidworks Composer dimension measurements not user friendly

Question asked by Clayton Bean on Jan 16, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 16, 2020 by Alexei Kositsin

I am having trouble getting Solidworks Composer to give me a dimension for the manual.  I am trying to get a dimension from a certain plane on my machine to the ground.  The problem is, the machine is on casters which is a round surface, so it always gives me an angle measurement rather than a distance measurement as the plane I set on the caster is never perfectly parallel to the belt plane.  I would rather just set the second plane on the flat ground, but it will not allow me to do it.  I tried putting it from plane to point, but that (for some unknown reason) does not allow me to change the style of the arrows to match all of the other dimensions I am putting in the manual so it sticks out like a sore thumb.  I could change the appearance of the other dimensions, but I feel that this should not be a problem in the first place.  Does anyone have a potential solution to this problem other than the one I mentioned?

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