TechDraw Dimension Link
|TechDraw → Dimension Link|
|Introduced in version|
|TechDraw NewView, TechDraw NewProjGroup|
The Dimension Link tool creates a link between 3D geometry and 1 or more Dimensions on a Page. This link allows the Dimension to use actual 3D values instead of 2D projected values.
How to use
- Create your dimension on the drawing page as usual.
- Select the geometry in the 3D view, for example, an edge, that corresponds to one of your dimensions.
- Press the button.
- A dialog will open. Select one or more Dimensions to be linked to the selected 3D geometry.
- Press .
After the link operation is completed the DATAMeasureType property of the dimension changes from
Dimension objects are vulnerable to "topological naming" issues. See the information in the TechDraw Dimension Length tool for more information. It is recommended that linking dimensions be one of the last steps in your drawing process.
The link tool will not stop you from making illogical links, so you need to choose the correct edge from the 3D view when creating the link.
There is currently no way to break a link; you can change the DATAMeasureType back to
Projected so that the dimension will use the projected value instead of the linked value.
Note that if the Dimension to be linked is based on two vertices, you should select two vertices in the 3D view. Similarly if the Dimension is based on an edge, you should select an edge in the 3D view.
- The MeasureType property of a linked Dimension will be changed from "Projected" to "True".
to be defined