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Smart Dimension - Slots

Question asked by William McFaul on Mar 6, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 6, 2018 by Jim Steinmeyer

Where I work it is standard procedure to dimension slots from end to end, so QA can easily caliper the parts to check. So trying to make things easy on them we try to dimension to the maximum dimensions i.e.

However we are also required to center mark holes and slots using RMB > Annotations > Center Mark... i.e.

Problem is if the slots are annotated before they are dimensioned. SolidWorks automatically does this.

So I am forced to delete the center mark. Then pull my smart dimension, change the leaders to max, then go back and re-insert the center mark.

Is there a way I can stop SolidWorks from automatically pulling dims for the center mark on slots? When I select end radiuses, I would expect it to measure based off the selection, rather that randomly deciding to pull from the center, creating more work in the long run.

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