I'd like to know what paramaters in the sketches will decide which views (such as those squared in red) will get the dimension letter designations ?
Thank you all .
Please clarify what you mean by "dimension letter designations."
I think the explanation may be even more difficult to understand (for us).
As I understand it, the letters on the "View" icons in the screen shot I posted, represent which views will have dimensions. But I havent figured out how or what controls which views will get the letter designations ?
I'm noticing each time I open a new drawing doc for different parts, I often get different views with these letters.
If you mean the blue A's, I don't use model dimensions so I'm afraid I can't answer that. I'm sorry I couldn't help.
The blue A's is correct. But thanks for the effort Glenn.
This is not related to dimensions. The letter "A" indicates in which views we will see 3D annotations inserted in the part.
More information in SW help.
Did you find the explantion some where in SW Help ?
2012 SOLIDWORKS Help - 3D Annotations
I recommend reading. Not just this chapter.
And TIP: "A" as Annotation
My guess is, when you do model import dimensions process when creating the drawing model views it brings the sketch dimensions to those model views, though not always consistently in each view. If you right click on the dimension while in the 3D part file sketch, there is some option that I think that turns on or off which dimensions are shown using the model import dimensions process, I think mark for drawing, or have to look to find what the real choice is. I've seen this behave inconsistently between model views. It also is messy and any time saving for the intent is lost cleaning things up. There also is the feature, I see it as risk, that while in the 2D drawing the dimension can be changed and the 2D & 3D files change. I choose not to use this import model items process, value isn't there, and brings risk. I put driven dims on my 2D drawings so can't mistakenly change a dim value. Then place the dime & tolerances as they are to be for the part, which often isn't done the same way while modeling the part, so any tolerance placed in sketches may not match what you need on the drawing.
Just a quick guess, I think they would be by the standard Planes. Know depending on part I start with either front or right plane and go from there.
I believe the blue "A" corresponds to Annotation Views in the model. They are auto-created for some dimensions and notes added to the model.
You believe, I know.
Lol...that's what I get for reading and answering on a phone.....totally missed your pic.
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