2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2014 9:28 AM by Paul Ronning

    Dimension over pins/wires

    Jonathan Wilkof

      I have a part that has a critical dimension from a flat surface to the OD of a pin that sits in a V shaped feature.  Nothing unusual about dimensioning a V in this manner, but I had a really hard time figuring out how to get it to work.  I'm hoping one of you have a more elegant solution.  I tried:

       

      1. Sketching a circle tangent to both sides of the V and dimensioning from the flat to the OD.  Didn't work.

      2. Sketching a circle tangent to both sides of the V and making sketch points on the flat and OD and dimensioning between them.  Didn't work.

      3. Sketching a circle tangent to both sides of the V and making sketch lines on the flat and OD and dimensioning between them.  Didn't work.

      4. Tried the above making the circle construction.

       

      Finally, I went back to the part and made a sketch of the pin in the V and then made it visable in the drawing view.  This finally worked.

       

      It's not the best solution, because the circle really doesn't belong on the model, but I got what I needed.

       

      Anyone have a better idea?