I have found that with expereince it get easier to use the feature dimensions to quickly dimension a drawing. I will now sketch my revolve as I want to see it on the drawing for example. I am still finding issues when I need to show detail views.
I overcame my issues with foreshortened diameters, I was revolving around an axis rather than a centre line!!
I'm hoping that there is a similar simple solution to the following problem.
I draw the sketch for my revolve on the RH Plane. I then start a drawing and want to show 2 detail views. With the part orientated so the axis is going from left to right, the first detail view is at the top of the page and the bottom detail view is at the bottom of the page. It is possible to drag foreshortened dimensions to either view but only possible to drag linear dimensions to view B. (see dim drg) I have worked around this by creating a mirror image of the sketch and dimensioning the construction lines. There must be a better way...
In my latest drawing I have a recurring problem in that I cannot get the dimension to appear in a section view, only the side on view. (see dimmer drg). This has been affecting my drawings from time to time and I usually just give up on using feature dimensions as I have deadlines to meet and can't spend hours trying to figure it out.
Any help would be gratefully received