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 Link Dimension tool.
Length dimension taken from two arbitrary nodes of the view; the distance is measured vertically
How to use
- Select the points or edge which define your measurement.
- Press the Dimension Vertical button
- A dimension will be added to the View. The dimension may be dragged to the desired position.
Dimension objects are vulnerable to "topological naming" issues. See the information in the TechDraw Dimension Length tool for more information.
This object has the same properties as the TechDraw Dimension Length tool. See that tool for details.
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"
rc = page.addView(dim1)
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