In sketcher mode, is there a way to make several dimensions of equal value? If you look at the attached example, is there a way to make one 1.5 dimension equal/dependent on the other 1.5 dimension?
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If it doesn't work in WF4, I have (in WF2 and earlier) added lines normal to the "wall thickness" and set them to construction lines and dimension one of them and set the construction lines equal length.
The equal constraint doesn't work on dims in WF4, that was new in WF5.
However, you can create relations in sketcher. Click tools -> relations and the dims will flip to show their symbols and you can write a relation like sd1=sd2.
That said, I don't like to use them because while they do what you want, they are a 'buried' driver of design intent. What I mean is when editing the feature; it isn't obvious what's driving that dim. Not only do I have to actually go into the sketch, I have to then go into the relations to see what's happening. Relations have their place, but if I can create the design intent without them, I will - especially sketcher relations.
I try to use construction geometry where ever I can to drive things like this. In your example, a construction circle on the intersection of the two lines and tangent to both references would make those distances equal and eliminate one of the dims.
(Phooey, while I was typing I see that Nathan essentially posted the same suggestion. :-S)
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Hi DL, I saw the other WF5 answer and I did not know that trick. I have used the other construction line method (still do in WF5) and was typing about that as I did not initially see the other very good answers.
However I can add that you can go further with those construction lines and use them to control a sort of pattern in a sketch. Always with the proviso that you want to be careful over how complex you make a sketch. At least with this complexity though you can see exactly how something is constrained.