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How to make indicator for dimensions?

Lasse_5Lasse_5 Member Posts: 6 ✭✭
I made test case with camshaft. I want to save linear distance of lifter move related to camshaft rotation degrees for full 360 degree rotation. Is this somehow easily made in onshape or should I dive in to featurescript? 
Example: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/c85919f5e792e3479147e966/w/cb0ad8ba11ee8da2b3897b1f/e/f3c74d65da86cb90d7d9da0f?renderMode=0&uiState=62990f4b6164fb05c89bab1e
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  • Lasse_5Lasse_5 Member Posts: 6 ✭✭
    If link is working, you can rotate cam and see lifter movement. So, my question is how I can save data from this movement?
  • shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 508 PRO
    I can't say with full certainty but not in an assembly. I'm not sure what you will be doing with the values but I think you could achieve what you want using a configured part studio sketch that you bring into the assembly and drive with assembly configs. You could mate assembly parts to this sketch. I'm only imagining your full intent here though.
  • Lasse_5Lasse_5 Member Posts: 6 ✭✭
    To be more specific I like to know place of lifter in every 360 degrees of cam rotation. So I can get cam profile if I design a cam.
  • Lasse_5Lasse_5 Member Posts: 6 ✭✭
    In Solidworks you can plot motion. Very useful tool. 
  • Hans_Leirvik_1Hans_Leirvik_1 Member Posts: 20 PRO
    edited June 4
    If you make a configured part that changes according to some input values, you can show the part in a drawing view and dimension it to show the data you need.
    Then you can change the configuration in the view to the next angle and the dimensions will update accordingly.
  • Lasse_5Lasse_5 Member Posts: 6 ✭✭
    If you make a configured part that changes according to some input values, you can show the part in a drawing view and dimension it to show the data you need.
    Then you can change the configuration in the view to the next angle and the dimensions will update accordingly.
    Sure, I can also take direct measurements from model. But that's lot of work to measure 360 degrees or more manually.

    It would be great if you could make a table where there would be automatic measurements in different configurations.
    Example:

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