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Drawings in Wildfire


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It seems the transition to Wildfire is not entirely painless.

1. When dimensioning circles, holes, or arcs, ( in sketches and drawings), the dimension automatically comes up as a radius. I can find no way to change this to a diameter. Right now, the solution is to place a note, which is troubling, if i change the hole size, I must remember to change the note.

2. On drawings, I can't get a hole center target to appear. On-line help says to simply turn on Axis, but that has no effect at all.


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When you are dimensioning an arc, cirle or hole, click on the entity twice (just like 2001) and MMB where you want the dimension. It works the same way. I haven't had a problem yet dimensioning those.


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Left mouse click the circle twice for a diameter dimension. Sometimes you don't have an axis to show and clip. I often use extending the dimension extension line through the circle/arc and using the break command. Many times you will have extension lines over extension lines. I then use the break command and choose the last possible extension line and break it completely. I keep using this until one dimension extension line is left. I then break it to look like a centerline or whatever line font I want. I wish ptc would add an option to change dimension extension lines to line fonts :(


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