TechDraw Dimension Vertical

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TechDraw Dimension Vertical.svg TechDraw Dimension Vertical

Menu location
TechDraw → Dimension Vertical
Workbenches
TechDraw
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
-
See also
TechDraw Dimension Length, TechDraw Dimension Horizontal


Description

The Dimension Vertical tool adds a vertical dimension to a View. The dimension may be between two vertices, the length of one edge or the vertical distance between 2 edges. The distance will initially be the projected distance (ie as shown on the drawing), but this may be changed to the actual 3D distance using the TechDraw Dimension Link.svg Link Dimension tool.

TechDraw Dimension Vertical example.png

Length dimension taken from two arbitrary nodes of the view; the distance is measured vertically


How to use

  1. Select the points or edge which define your measurement.
  2. Press the Techdraw Dimension Vertical.png Dimension Vertical button
  3. A dimension will be added to the View. The dimension may be dragged to the desired position.

Limitations

Dimension objects are vulnerable to "topological naming" issues. See the information in the TechDraw Dimension Length tool for more information.

Properties

This object has the same properties as the TechDraw Dimension Length tool. See that tool for details.

Scripting

See also: TechDraw API and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

The Dimension Vertical tool can be used in macros and from the Python console by using the following functions:

dim1 = FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.addObject('TechDraw::DrawViewDimension','Dimension')
dim1.Type = "DistanceX"
dim1.References2D=[(view1, 'Edge1')]
rc = page.addView(dim1)