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Dimensioning to a slot position

Mitchell_MachelskiMitchell_Machelski Member Posts: 4 PRO
I need to dimension from the end of the part to the center of each of the (8) individual elongated slots.  Any suggestions?

https://cad.onshape.com/documents/5fe0392a8368230080db04a0/w/f46d42c0db832c5d921b3eb3/e/95edad4784dd459d662d2707

Comments

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,345
    That's going to be difficult since they are not planar entities. You may have to create a sketch in the Part Studio which is in the same plane as the view in the drawing and add a point to the edges of the slots. You can then show the sketch in the view and dimension to the point.
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,615 EDU
    NeilCooke said:
    That's going to be difficult since they are not planar entities. You may have to create a sketch in the Part Studio which is in the same plane as the view in the drawing and add a point to the edges of the slots. You can then show the sketch in the view and dimension to the point.
    @NeilCooke
    Do points added in a sketch show in drawings?
    I thought it was only lines, arcs and spines?
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,345
    @MBartlett21 - you're right of course - the workaround is to create a small circle or other entity that has a vertex.
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • Mitchell_MachelskiMitchell_Machelski Member Posts: 4 PRO
    Thank you for your suggestions.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,999 PRO
    edited July 21
    sometimes I'll plant a mate connector in the center of a slot and dimension from that. It will only measure with minimum distance x,y,z  so you will need to solve your hypotenuse in some cases.

    Edit: Oh didn't open the link, I thought you were talking about in an assembly..
  • Mitchell_MachelskiMitchell_Machelski Member Posts: 4 PRO
    I ended up sketching construction lines at the locations of the elongated slots, I then inserted the construction lines from sketched and then made a dimension from the end of the part to the construction lines. Thanks Neil for the idea of placing a sketch in the drawing.
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