18 Replies Latest reply on Oct 12, 2018 8:39 AM by Dan Pihlaja

    how do I measure across the dia of a shaft

    Tom Strohscher

      We recently upgraded to SW 2017 from 2015.  I might be crazy but has the measure command gotten more difficult to use?

      I would like to measure from the bottom of the key to the side of the shaft across the center.  This doesn't work for me.

      I'm measuring with the max distance turned on.




      This one goes across center but it's the wrong surface.


      That's the max?

      Finally got the correct spot.


      Any ideas on how to do this easier?

      Why does it seem so difficult?

      It's easier to start a new 2D drawing and put a dimension on it.

      Imagine getting the right spot and the right dimension on a large assembly.

      It's would be easier to pull 2D drawings of each part and add up dimensions manually.  I would also have more confidence in the resaults.


      It's kind of funny I'm trying to figure out a simple measurement watching the what's new 2019 presentation.