I was really excited last year when path length dimensions were announced. I'm now pretty bummed out that this doesn't appear work in 3D sketches. I'm always getting a greyed out icon for it when I begin a 3D sketch.
Has anyone else made it work?
I am also interested in this--a perfect example is a driven dimension to see what hose/wire lengths are required for a certain setup.
That's exactly what I'm attempting to do.
If you just need to find out the length of an existing 3D sketch you can select all of the entities and use the measure tool to see the total length.
In addition to what Scott is saying, I frequently have a wire or hose length that I know I'll need. I also know 1-3 critical dimensions of how it routes through a space. Ideally, I'd like to drive the path with relationships and an overall length. The image below is a simplification of what I'd like to do in 3D.
I can check the length of a path using the measure tool, but what I'd love to do below is drive the shape of the path by the overall length.
Yeah I agree, that is a limitation.
There's a SPR out there for this. Let's all go vote on it, SPR# 720743
This SPR is for the Path Length dimension. A separate ER should be submitted for the 3D Spline Length dimension for style splines.
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