How do you place a radius dimension for the arc slot centerline? I can place a radius for the edge of the slot but not the centerline.
I found a way to do it that was quite simple. I used the centerline annotation instead of the center mark and selected each side of the arc. Then I was able to dimension to it.
If you delete the automatic centerline and add your own centerline you can add a dimension to it.
I tried your suggestion but not working for me - unable to dimension to a sketched arc either. Am I missing a setting somewhere?
I hope you have switched of slot center.
Christopher Estelow wrote: If you delete the automatic centerline and add your own centerline you can add a dimension to it.
Christopher Estelow wrote:
Exactly what I said to do. Glad you figured it out.
Thanks Christopher - I thought you meant to sketch in the centerline.
No problem......Hopefully SolidWorks will change it so you can dimension right to the automatic center lines in the future.
Ok, but then you don't have the center marks. In case you want to have center marks as well, try center mark, set circular center mark on, uncheck slot center mark and then select two circular ends of slot and then either edge of slot, it should work.
Simply place the dimension in the sketch for the slot feature, then use "Insert Model Items".
This is how your features should be dimensioned in the first place, it's just good modeling.
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