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.