how can i make Ordinate dimension to show the diference betwen the last point and next, besides showing the valor from zero, show the valor from the point before and the point after.
Welcome to the forum. I'm not sure I understand all of what you're trying to do, but I'm pretty sure you can't do all that within the same ordinate dimension group. Can you post a screenshot showing what you need? Maybe then we could suggest how to get it done.
(And by the way, when you said "valor", I assume you mean "value"?)
Sure, im not good in english, so, take a look:
I want an ordinate dimension, or a base dimension, dont know, that do the thing made with the dimensions below:
Understand? i want that it shows the space like the item above this image, not like the upper one, it would make my workmuch better, cuz i got to do lots of clicks and zoomings
Yeah...this has to be done manually:
Running chain dimensions
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Unless you have some of what Solidworks refers to as "manufacturing features"
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1) One of those two dimensions would need to be reference, as the tolerances would fight against each other.
2) As far as I know, you would have to add two separate dimensions.
I want that the ordinate dimension dont show the valor from zero, but the valor betwem points like u did in this print, i want the valor of horizontal dimension u put there, understand?
Hi Alysson, I too have wondered in the past about having an intermediate ordinate value as opposed to the value coming from the "0" datum/starting dimension.
As far as I can tell I haven't found a way to do this with the ordinate dimension alone. Aside from what Dan has show here, I know of not other way.
It's on purpose that it's really hard to make point-to-point dimensions look like ordinate dimensions from zero. You know why? Because it's a stupid thing to do! Why would you intentionally make confusing drawings?
Sorry... Lack of understanding on my part. You're not looking to create non-standard-looking dimensions, you're wanting a change to the UI to allow you to easily add point-to-point dimensions with fewer clicks, but they still look proper. My bad!
For example, baseline dimension works in the same way that i want it to work, but i want that it gives me not the dimension from base, but the last poit i clicked.
Alysson Pombo wrote: For example, baseline dimension works in the same way that i want it to work, but i want that it gives me not the dimension from base, but the last poit i clicked.
Alysson Pombo wrote:
I think that's a good idea.
You should contact your VAR and put in an enhancement request.
I'd vote for it!
I dont have acces to those things, my job its just do the projects.
I would be glad if someone asks Dassault Solidworks to make this fix, its something SO SIMPLE, but still not in solidworks.
Well......here is one way (see attached SW 2017 video):
Great thought Dan ... I had started messing around with the same thing which works great from a vertex but when I picked one of the "boiler plate" diameters instead of a corner the dimensions got all squirrely on me ... Oh well, I digress.
It almost works, but its REALY not praticle, if i got a drawing like this:
That its a weldment profile of a tube, that got edges fillet, so this comand do not reconize this features.
To work, i did this:
Selected the edges that i want:
It gives to me what i want, but i got to cleam some dimensions (deleting).
Would be SO MUCH FASTER if this thing were just like ordinate dimension, baseline dimension way.
Alysson Pombo wrote:Would be SO MUCH FASTER if this thing were just like ordinate dimension, baseline dimension way.
Agreed.....but I don't know of another option.
Could be done with a macro, I think. Macro would need to register for the UserSelectionChangeNotify (or soemthing like that) event.
To use, you would select a dimension and run the macro. Macro would look at that dimension and figure out its direction, text position, attached entities. Then, anything the user clicks (assuming same view of course) the macro would add a dimension between the closest attach point of the previous dimension and this thing. It would position the dimension inline with the existing dimension and wait for another selection. As soon as the user selects something in a different view or hits the button to end the macro (not entirely sure exit method) the macro would align collinear all the dimensions it had created.
This would take a lot of math and analysis of points etc, but I think doable.
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