Showing Dimensions in Assembly Drawings
In assembly drawings, you can display the parameters of assembly features and all assemblycomponents; however, you cannot show the dimensions of subassemblies. The dimensions in anassembly drawing are visible only at the assembly level. You must have the assembly fromwhich a drawing was created in session in order for the dimensions to appear for modification.
When you use automatic replacement to replace an assembly model with another model of thesame
, the equivalent dimensions appear if the system shows dimensions in the assemblydrawing on a component that you replace with the new instance. If you use manual replacement,it does not preserve the dimensions.
How to Show Dimensions in an Assembly Drawing
Choose DETAIL >
In the Show/Erase dialog box, click
; then click
To display the dimensions of a part without showing the dimensions of a mergedfeature, do one of the following:
from the Show/Erase dialog box and select the part on thescreen.
Choose GET SELECT >
Sel By Menu
to select dimensions of the original part from the namelist menu.
To display the dimensions of a merged feature in an assembly drawing, select
in the dialog box and choose GET SELECT >
to select thefeature of the part that was used for reference or copy.
When you create dimensions in Drawing mode, the configuration file option``create_drawing_dims_only'' determines whether the system saves them in the part or in thedrawing as
associative draft dimensions
When you set this option to ``yes'' (the default is ``no''),it saves all new dimensions created in the drawing inside the drawing as associative draftdimensions. Dimensions created in a drawing that reference part geometry are always associativeregardless of the setting of the drawing setup file option.
The length of dimensions created in Drawing mode reflects the length of the entity
as it appearsin the view
and is, therefore, related to the drawing view scale.In Drawing mode, you can create the following types of dimensions: