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Trouble dimensioning from detailed view

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Trouble dimensioning from detailed view

Good morning,

 

It seems that I am having issues creating a dimension from an object in a detailed view to the centerline from the parent view. Anyone know why and how to troubleshoot?

 

The views are up-to-date so I know that isn't the issue. The only way I can get it to work is by using annotations which, even then, doesn't always give me the dimension I need.

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Re: Trouble dimensioning from detailed view

I get that when the entity I am dimensioning is somehow not "appropriate" for the view. Most of the time it's an axis like you are dimensioning to, I don't really understand so my explantion would be bad.

Can you dimension to a midpoint or datum or something else that is coincident with the axis? That's usually how I get it to move to the other view.

 


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

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Re: Trouble dimensioning from detailed view

Are you trying to create the dimension you have circled in the picture? I usually create those dimensions in the "main" view and then use the move to view on the dimension to the desired location.

You generally can't create a dimension picking entities in 2 different views.

If the dimension is in the model, you can usually show the dimension from the model.


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Re: Trouble dimensioning from detailed view

Yes, the circled parts are what I am trying to dimension to. We actually tried to use the "move to view" option yesterday but an error message comes up that says "Cannot move to selected view..."

Re: Trouble dimensioning from detailed view

Also, for showing the dimension from the model, the dimension appears as red but does not update to yellow when the draft is updated. Thus, creating differing line weight when printed. How can I update these dimensions after showing from model annotation?

Re: Trouble dimensioning from detailed view

I would think you just need to repaint or regen the views. I don't have a solution if that doesn't work.


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Re: Trouble dimensioning from detailed view

I get that when the entity I am dimensioning is somehow not "appropriate" for the view. Most of the time it's an axis like you are dimensioning to, I don't really understand so my explantion would be bad.

Can you dimension to a midpoint or datum or something else that is coincident with the axis? That's usually how I get it to move to the other view.

 


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

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Re: Trouble dimensioning from detailed view

Thanks. I dimensioned from datum plane and it all worked out fine.

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