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Can I relate a dimension to another?

Example:

the vertical side of a rectangle must be the half of the horizontal so that when I change the horizontal dimension the vertical one will change automatically 

Thanks for your support

Best Answers

  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Posts: 466 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    Check out variables
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Posts: 2,716 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    For simple divisions like half. you can just use geometry instead of a variable.

    here you see i created a construction line, made it equal the short edge, then constrained the end point to the mid point of the long edge.


Answers

  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 466 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    Check out variables
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,716 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    For simple divisions like half. you can just use geometry instead of a variable.

    here you see i created a construction line, made it equal the short edge, then constrained the end point to the mid point of the long edge.


  • francesco_longonifrancesco_longoni Member Posts: 3
    thanks 

    I will use your suggestion for this simple action.
    In my case I prefer to use variables, I probably made the wrong example to simplify my question.

    Thank a lot for the support.

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