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OK, is this a trick question>

1. Measure it

2. Check the model tree for the first (in most cases) protrusion

3. Make a dummy drawing

Steve C


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I don't know if my problem has a simple solution...

I tried to measure it with a ruler as gggggggggg sugests, but someone said that in this case my ruler must be scaled in pixels


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to pjw:

acctualy you're wrong, real dims are bigger.

Hope this will help you for further measurements.

Best regards!


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You could use model notes to display this info. These can be turned on or off if you don't want to see them. For the note you could type X = &d12 and so on. The information will always be up to date and displayed on screen all the time if you wanted it to be.

Nose Bleed

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Um... have you tried----> Modify>dimensions>(click on the feature you wish to dimension)...the dimensions will show up on the screen..

OR... Redefine your sketch, all your dimensions will pop up in sketcher mode - pending your orientation...


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Like kschubert recommends, you can create reference dimensions, or use Analysis > Measure and choose Distance from the drop-down menu to measure the distance from one surface to another. If you have a license for BMX, you can create this measurement as a feature in your model, creating a parameter for the value of the measured distance. That way, it's parametric; your model ever changes, the value will update.

David Martin

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