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Broken views


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Hello all,

How do you dimension an assembly in broken view (2001)?

I got an assembly with components with parallel axes and I need to dimension the distance between these axes.

I tried to create lines (axes) and dimension between these lines; the program does not allow me to place a dimension between the three segments of the view.

The broken view does not behave like a single entity; it appears to me made out of three separate entities.

How do you guys do it?


I haven't tried this but worth a shot.

Create the dimension on regular (non broken view) then move it to broken view.



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Have you tried using the center option for dimensioning?

This will work if you are creating dimensions between hole features in broken views.

I don't believe that it is possible to dimension between axes.




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I just add datum planes where the axes are placed which allows dimensioning between the holes. Once you turn off datums in sketcher all you can see are the axes.



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Thanks for the answers.

There is more than the eye meets with these broken views.

I assume you can bring all the dimensions you create in part mode; this mey be the answer. I will try that way on my next project - I have too much to do before I have time to try everything.

Thanks again for the help.