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Creating inside or outside dimensions

christopher_graham586christopher_graham586 Member Posts: 47 ✭✭
I have a 3D model that includes two moderately complex wire shapes created by sweeping the round wire profile along the wire paths.  I need give the wire forming supplier drawings that provide  "inside to inside" or "outside to outside" dimensions. 

I created OnShape drawings from the wire parts but I can't get it to define this type of dimension.  It insists on giving dimensions that are centerline to centerline which is not what wire formers expect to receive.

How can I dimension to the inside or outside profile of the wire, not the centerlines?  I see there is a mention in the documentation about creating a section views to dimension to but this in my case this would create a very awkward drawing with a lot of section views because the path of the wire for a given part lies in multiple planes.


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    PeteYodisPeteYodis Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 524
    On that center to center dimension, you can drag the grip points of the extension lines onto the perimeter of the circles and we'll create the min/max dimension that you need.  We have an improvement coming for a min/max dimension type in the dropdown of the dimension tools.  
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