3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2009 5:30 AM by David Plowman

    Feature Dimension inserted correctly into Section views?

    David Plowman

      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





        • Re: Feature Dimension inserted correctly into Section views?
          David Matula

          I have not looked at your files yet but as long plane that you showed the dimensions in is showing in the view you can get the drawing to show those dimensions.  If they end up in the view that is not part of the detail you can try and move them to that detail view that you created.  Now there have been a few quirks that I had to work out to get that to work....... One thing is to make the detail circle big enough to show the full dia of the part so that the dimension would want to move to the detail view.  After that resizing the detail circle is easy.


          Another trick that I liked was finding simular parts that had only one feature that changed like a thread size and make configurations of all the parts.  Then when doing the drawing The only thing that I would have to do was change the configuration that each drawing was looking at, update a thread call out and save the drawing as a new drawing #.   Then any changes made to the part could update the drawing.