i have a couple of springs im trying to dimension, how do i do it, i cant seem to get an od dim on the end view, or a length dim.
Just show the sketch of the helix circle in the drawing (select the sketch in the feature tree and click on the eyeglasses). Add the diameter dimension on that circle and hide the sketch one more time.
Scott, did you make them using the helix feature, or by sweeping with twist?
You should be able to dimension the absorbed sketches in those features.
i used helix, then i draw the wire dia sketch and sweep, sometimes in the drawing i can select import dims and the dia will show up but not always.
It helps to make or use sketch entities in the spring drawing. When I make the circular sketch for driving a helix, I include construction circles for ID, OD, and wire size. I usually resort to using those for ID and OD dimensions on the drawing. Wire size dimension gets linked to the wire diameter on the section sketch of the man sweep.
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