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Dimension over pins/wires

Question asked by Jonathan Wilkof on Jul 16, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 17, 2014 by Paul Ronning

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?

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