How can I give angular dim by just selecting a inclined line?
Welcome to SolidWorks forums Bhavesh.
You need to have minimum two lines selected or take reference from edge/plane/axis for second line.
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You can't. You need one more reference. Pretty much any other entity will do - a line (or linear edge), a point (or vertex), a plane (or planar face)...
Think about the real world. How would you dimension an angle? Same in SolidWorks.
BTW, if you just need an angle to the "horizontal" or "vertical" directions, select the respective planes.
Thanks Deepak and Alin,
I'm migrating back to SW after 5 long years from SE - FYI
Problem is, in drawing envir. there is time when you do not have other reference and you need to specify inclination with natural gravity (imaginary ref.) Do I have to draw horizontal or vertical line for second ref.?
You could sketch a line to reference to, then put it in a layer that is turned off if you don't want it to show on your drawing.
Yes, draw a construction line -> dimension to the line -> pick end point on the construction line closest to the dimension and move it as close as possible to the other end point to make the line as small as possible.
I understand why we all want to have shortcuts to be able to accomplish something. I was at a presentation (possibly given by Matt Lombard) during which a concern was mentioned about providing too much simplicity in using SWorks. Many shortcuts can be provided because certain assumptions are allowed to be made for us.
Don't get me wrong Bavesh - I do see where your request could be helpful. It's just that sometimes we have to be careful about what we wish for. However, I hope to see continued participation by you in this discussion forum. I'm sure you will be able to solve some problem for me and others when possible.
A line or even a point are enough. When you dimension an angle using three points, make sure to select the vertex of the angle first.
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