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SUMMARY: "faking" a datum in a 2nd location on a drawing

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SUMMARY: "faking" a datum in a 2nd location on a drawing

Thank You to those who replied.

As with most things in WF - there are a couple of ways to show a datum in a second location on a drawing (fake it in).

OPTION 1:<u>Using the drawing parameter "&dtm_name" </u>(where name is the datum name):
This would be the way I recommend, as there is some associativity.The rules for this option are that the datum must exist, and you cannot use the drawing parameter in a dimension - ONLY IN A NOTE (what I was missing). In addition you will have to create the dimension in order to place it in the note as well. The steps to take would be to show/create the dimension ("d2:1" in the example), then create a note.
The note would look like:
(&d2:1)
&DTM_C:1

OPTION 2:<u>Using the bracket method:</u>
This takes less time - however, is completely faking it in - no associativity (the datumdoes not have to exist).There are no outstandingrules for this option.You will have to show/create the dimension in order toedit the dimension'stext. The steps to take would be to show/create the dimension,and then edit the DIMENSION TEXT properties.
Thetext for the dimensionwould look like:
@D
@[C@]
<u>NOTE</u>: the "@[" begins a BOX and "@]" closes the BOX - the "@]" is not always required (EX: in the text above we could have left the "@]" out as the datum is at the end of the text - the box would enclose everything from the "@[" to the end of the text.

Thanks Again - Best Regards,

Dan Aurit
Engineering Services
Hydraulics & Hydraulic Systems - Joliet
Caterpillar Inc.



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