I know I've seen this brought up before, but I can't find that thread. Is it possible to keep solidworks from deciding that your dimension is a radius, and trying to give you the diameter? I find this behavior annoying.
Dimension to end point of the centerline and you do not have the issue.
Your screenshot doesn't show radius and dimension. It shows dimensioning to a construction line or across it. That depends on where you click to place the dimension. If you select the vertical edge and the construction and then click between them you'll get the dimension between them. If you click past the construction line you'll get the larger dimension.
This is intentional behavior, and I use it frequently.
I think you are dimensioning throughout a centerline. In this case when you move the cursor near and beyond the centerline,the dimension become symmetrical with respect to the center. Try to keep the cursor near the side line when dragging the dimension on creation.
Is there no way to disable this?
Scott Perman wrote: Is there no way to disable this?
Scott Perman wrote:
I don't think so. As long as you click in the correct place there's no need to.
I don't ever want to dimension to something imaginary. And not all construction lines are intended to be center lines,
But the answer is to be more specific about where I click. Thanks for the answer.
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