How to create forshortened dimensions for linear dimns. I know we can make forshortened dimns for radius and diametric dimns. How to do this for other linear dimns?
One way is to hide the dimension and extension lines.
This was discussed at length here:
Double arrow foreshortening of simple linear dims (called clipping) is not provided for in the ASME or ISO standards because it does not provide enough information for the viewer to know where the foreshortening ends.
If you wish to show a dim that connects to a point off the part, the only way in the standards is to use ord (because the 0 is at a known location), though even that is not explicitly mentioned.
Here's a whole series of (my) articles about this here (in addition to Charles' forum link):
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