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Chamfer dimension in drawings

Question asked by Jim Weatherly on Aug 13, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 13, 2013 by Jim Weatherly

I have just noticed some spooky action with the chamfer dimensioning tool in a drawing.

 

I had hust created a simple clevis pin 1/4 od x 2 in long with two holes 3/32 and chamfered all over by .015 x 45 deg.

 

Simple.

 

In the drawing, I created the chamfer dimension but as I was expecting the dimension to read .015 x 45 it actually read an odd number based on the order that I selected the lines relitive to the chamfer. I would call this a bug. The only way that I got the desiresd result is to select the shortest line first. If I select the longer line, in all cases the primary value will be aproximatlly 1/2 the length of the longer line. We tried this on two computers and in three versions of solidworks. 2011, 2012, 2013.

 

In my humble opinion,,,,,,,,

 

The chamfer dimension tool should ONLY return the values selected while creating the feature. In my case .015 x 45 deg.

 

Just thinkin..................................

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