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Dimension on hidden line.

scott_caskeyscott_caskey Member Posts: 32 PRO
Any reason I can't put a dimension on a hidden line in a drawing???

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  • emagdalenaC2CemagdalenaC2C Member, Developers Posts: 157 ✭✭✭
    In theory you should not create a dimension with respect to a hidden line
    You can create a section view and dimension it
    Unfortunately it is currently not possible to create:
    - A partial section view
    - An inclined section view (other than horizontal or vertical)
    - An aligned section view



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  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,159 PRO
    I too would like to occasionally add a dimension to the hidden line. I know it's not to the standard but sometimes the easiest way to convey a position without other views or sections and extra drawing sheets. 

    I'd also like to able to add centre lines to hidden lines. Not sure if this outside the standards but I find it extremely useful to add centre lines to hidden lines showing holes through plates and lugs on my drawings.
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  • emagdalenaC2CemagdalenaC2C Member, Developers Posts: 157 ✭✭✭
    edited May 20
    I too would like to occasionally add a dimension to the hidden line. I know it's not to the standard but sometimes the easiest way to convey a position without other views or sections and extra drawing sheets. 

    I'd also like to able to add centre lines to hidden lines. Not sure if this outside the standards but I find it extremely useful to add centre lines to hidden lines showing holes through plates and lugs on my drawings.
    It does not seem wrong to me that you can not create a dimension with respect to a hidden line. But we need the appropriate tools to be able to add all kinds of views, dimensions and information to our drawings. This includes be able to add centerlines to hidden lines.

    Even in a simple example like the one in the image we are currently having many difficulties in creating a drawing with all the complete information.





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  • scott_caskeyscott_caskey Member Posts: 32 PRO
    OK.  Sometimes  you don't want 5 sectional views on your drawing just so you can show some dimensions that would be easy to do in one drawing with a few dimensions on hidden lines. 
    Thanks
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