What would make this value unlinkable?
I am trying to link a linear dimension to another linear dimension, but SW says "Incompatible range of values make the dimensions unlinkable." yet the values are both 12.250".
To link two dims try to use equation
The error message gives a vague reason. What type "linear" dimensions are you trying to link?
So I am guessing it was because I used a mirrored slot shape in the sketch.
I get the same result when trying it in the example below.
Linked values worked on the non-slot shape below it.
I'm a big believer in using relations instead of dimensions whenever practical, and I especially prefer using relations instead of equations. Instead of the linked dimension, I'd recommend deleting the 2.000 dimension and making a coincident relation between the line and point indicated below. Unless I misunderstand what you're trying to do that will accomplish the same thing.
This was 100% an example sketch. In the actual model the dimensions are in separate sketches on different planes, which is why I was using linked values.
I see. Did you try creating a global variable equal to the first dimension, and then make the second dimension equal to the global variable?
Sarah Dwight - Within the same model you can easily link using the = key in the dimension dialog box.
Create a Global Variable (let it be DIST) and link any dim to Global Variable:
Global variables have much less flexibility than linked dimensions. It'sa work around, but not a good one.
Linking is a basic function in SW and this is a bug.
It should work. No excuse for it to not work. There are 7 SPRs in the KB, some open, some inactive, dating back to 2005 and possibly futher. Linking is a great funcitonality, more useful than globla variables or equations in many circumstances. Bad Bug.
I appreciate the alternate solutions to the problem, but that does not answer my original question as to why the values would be unlinkable. I know now that it must have something to do with the mirrored slot shape, but still no reason why the "Incompatible range of values make the dimensions unlinkable."
NO reason. Get your VAR to file a SR.
One thing you can do is create a Link value, but then use it in an equation as a Global Variable. Sounds daft I know, but it works out great for some situations.
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