Create equation in part: "circumference"=D1@Sketch1 * pi (where D1@Sketch1 is the diameter)
Next create custom property in part: Property Name - circumference, Type - text, Value/text expression - "circumference@XYZ.slprt " (this should be in pulldown menu.
Next create drawing and add annotation linking to property.
thanks brian. hopefully my new computer will arrive tomorrow. as of right now i don't have access to solidworks until then. the only thing left to explain i think is linking to the equation in the drawing. I can't remember off-hand how to do it but i know you can. i'll fiddle with it when i get a chance unless someone beats me to it.
I have used Brian Lindahl's technique in the past.
Just for giggles, I did the following experiment:
That's funny - I had done the same thing this morning with the same result. Couldn't delete that dim.
Update on this... The PATH LENGTH dimension will give you the circumference of a circle. Just use the split command in the sketch to break the circle into two segments and then add the PATH LENGTH dimension by picking the two co-radial segments
Thanks for posting that. I don't have time to look it up now, but I'm pretty sure Path Length dimension wasn't available in 2010 when this Discussion was started.
You are correct. That's why I said, "update on this" as many will be brought into the thread via a google search even though it's an oldy but a goodie!
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