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Issues with dimensioning components created from a part file

Question asked by Lenny Dichiara on May 29, 2014
Latest reply on May 29, 2014 by Glenn Schroeder

Hi All -

I had a question which hopefully someone can shed some light onto.

I have created a part file (in this case, it is a key chain) and I am trying to dimension

the components but I am having no luck getting SW to recognize the lines that I am

trying to use to dimension my part.

I think I know the reason why - but not sure if there is a workaround.

I created the key ring portion of my design using a circle which I then built a helix from and

did a swept path to create the part.

Normally what I will do if i have issues referencing a line I'll set a point and create a coincident

reference on the line with the point but this is not working either.

I believe it is because the swept lines from the helix is geometry created from two profiles and

I need to pull the point from an area of the part that has been interpolated.


Does anyone have any advice on how to get this resolved or is there a way to do it? I would think

there has to be as all I am trying to get is an overall dimension - very basic stuff.