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# In sketch adding dimension

len_1962
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**19**EDU
Why is there no ability to do math functions in the dimension field, would really help when a drawing you are give has running dims or need 3 times or 1/2 the number. oh yes units would be nice also as some of the others do mm, in, cm, m after the number and converts to the current units being used.

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1,660115Alternatively/additionally, we could do a one-off calculation and store the calculated result, not the equation. Is that "one shot equation" of value if we have "full" equations?

19EDUjust need simple calculator to do the math because maybe I don't have a one handy, so in the dimension field i would type, 2.345-1.365 +.65875 hit enter and it sets the dim in the field, don't need to hold onto the equation just calculate it and done. SW does this and it is so so handy!

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