Interesting read Hacks...Thanks. Here is my situation:
Customer sends me 20 models. Initially all I want to do is open the model and get its overall dims so that I can order material to make the parts. Some type of utility app linked to a mapkey is what I was hoping for. Anymore thoughts? Thanks.
Although the link Hacks has given has all the expalanation on how to find the overall dimensions of a model but if you are using WF 2.0 here is th way to do it:
CLick on the annotation icon then click on dirven dimensions then select datum plane and give two dimesions ( e.g. length and width). Repeat the same for height with another datum plane. One thing impotant here is that if the model is imported then there may not be a datum plane available.