Does anybody know if there is a way to add a value (0.060) to a dimension in an annotation. I tried <DIM> + 0.060 and that does not work.
You can change the tolerance type to limit. then change the upper limit to .060.
Do you mean override a dimension's value?
If you click on the dimension in question you have options on the left, towards the bottom there's a checkbox in Primary Value, to "Override Value:", click that and you are able to input any value you want. Alternatively you could clear the text in Dimension Text just below Primary Value and you might get a warning about disabling tolerances, hit yes to that and type in any value or text you want to appear instead of the true dimension.
If I'm understanding you, you want a dimension to show up in a note. Though, I'm not sure why you'd want to do this in a sketch.
Create your dimension. Create an annotation note. With the note active, simple click on the dimension. It's value will be added to your note.
No. I want to do math to a dimension so if it gets changed later it will recalculate. If the dim value is .175 I want to do a formula like <DIM> + 0.060 so that no matter what the actual dimension is it will always appear with 0.060 added to it.
Just open a new sketch in the part, anywhere. Draw a line and dimension it. Assign an equation to that new dimension = "A"-Dim +.060, where "A"-Dim is the nominal dimension.
Hide the new sketch. Link the new dimension to a Global Variable.
In the drawing refer the global variable or the new dimension inside the note.
Another work around idea; Turn on tolerance type to limit (as someone else suggested earlier) and put in the lower limit "+0.06" put your higher limit in.... any good?
Thanks all. It sounds like it would just be a workaround. I was hoping there was some way that I could do some math in the text that would update with the value of <DIM> but that is not the case. Thanks for all the ideas.
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