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Is there a way to enter a name for a dimension

jeffrey_braggjeffrey_bragg Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
I'm not talking about the dimension being formula named like excel, but to have the ability to name the dimension such as Wall thickness, or 'projected distortion value', anything else one might want to name a measurement 

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    owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    Pretty much, just with one extra step.

    You need to declare a variable and call it say "Wall_Thickness" set it to a value, and then use the variable when you come to set the dimension.

    See here for details:-
    https://cad.onshape.com/help/#variable.htm?Highlight=variables

    BTW you can indeed use formulas too which comes in very handy.

    Also make sure you declare your variables higher up the feature tree than the features that use them.

    Cheers,

    Owen S.
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
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    brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,137 PRO
    I'd like to be able to name a dimension too. Even if there was a way to add a note or name in the expression without affecting it, that would do me.
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
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    jeffrey_braggjeffrey_bragg Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    Thanks, Owen, I'm not sure I was understood in my request.  After I use 'measure' I want to label a dimension with text that stays the same size as the dimension as I zoom in and out on the drawing. (Ideally, this would happen when I left click on the measurement and have a label option.
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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,441
    @jeffrey_bragg no it is not possible. Please create an improvement request in the category on the right. 

    @brucebartlett you can add comments to dimensions but the size of the dimension box makes them difficult to see. 

    25mm /* Length of beam */

    is valid. Not sure if you can add the comment before the value. 
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    jeffrey_braggjeffrey_bragg Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    NeilCooke said:
    @jeffrey_bragg no it is not possible. Please create an improvement request in the category on the right. 

    @brucebartlett you can add comments to dimensions but the size of the dimension box makes them difficult to see. 

    25mm /* Length of beam */

    is valid. Not sure if you can add the comment before the value. 
    Created request
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