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Dimension Ing

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Dimensioning
You can dimension models automatically in Drawing mode. Pro/ENGINEER displaysdimensions in a view according to how you dimensioned the model, and it does not duplicatedimensions on a drawing. If it shows a dimension in one view, it does not show it in another one.However, you can switch it to another view using detailing commands. This chapter explainshow to create, show, move, delete, and erase reference dimensions in a drawing.
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Showing Dimensions in a Drawing
Using the Show/Erase dialog box, you can display model dimensions in a drawing as well asshow dimensions for a range of features. To show dimensions in an isometric view, set thedrawing setup file option ``allow_3D_dimensions'' to ``yes.'' The location of displayed modeldimensions depends on the view orientation. Note the following special cases:
When the sketching plane of an extruded or revolved section is neither parallel nor normal to the screen, the system still shows the linear dimensions of the section that are parallel to the screen.
For clipped views, Pro/ENGINEER rotates the dimensions of a revolved section up to180 degrees to bring them into the view outline.
When the system cannot show the dimensions of a normal-to-trajectory sweep on thesketching plane, it shows them on the other end or, if that is impossible, on someintermediate plane.
Pro/ENGINEER does not show the dimensions (in a view) of features that you havesuppressed using
By View
. If possible, it displays them in another view.
How to Display Model Dimensions in a Drawing
1.
Choose DETAIL >
Show/Erase
.
2.
In the Show/Erase dialog box, click 
Show
.
3.
Click 
Dimension
or 
Reference Dimension
in the
Type
box.
 
4.
Select a button in the
Show By
box to specify where to show the dimensions in thedrawing.
5.
Click 
Preview
to view the changes. Select
With Preview
to specify the items to show.
6.
Click 
Close
.
A Dimensioned DrawingHow to Specify Dimensions for a Range of Features
1.
In the Show/Erase dialog box, click 
Show
.
2.
Click 
Dimension
in the
Type
box and
Feature
(or 
Feat & View
).
3.
Choose GET SELECT >
Sel By Menu
. Select the model for which you want to show therange of feature dimensions.
4.
Choose SPECIFY BY >
Number Range
.5.Type the lower limit and upper limit of the range of feature numbers.
Displaying Dimensions in Detailed and Partial Views
The drawing setup file option ``clip_dimensions'' affects the display of dimensions in detailedviews. When you set it to ``yes,'' dimensions that are completely outside of the view boundary donot appear. Dimensions that cross the view boundary appear, and the leader that seems to haveno geometric reference appears with a double arrow (>>). To change the arrow style, set thedefault arrow style of clipped dimensions by specifying a value for the drawing setup file option``clip_dim_arrow_style'' (``double_arrow'' is the default). To show the dimension witness lines,seeModifying Witness Lines.
 
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.
Note:
 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
1.
Choose DETAIL >
Show/Erase
.
2.
In the Show/Erase dialog box, click 
Show
; then click 
Dimension
in the
Type
box.
o
To display the dimensions of a part without showing the dimensions of a mergedfeature, do one of the following:
Select
Part
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.
o
To display the dimensions of a merged feature in an assembly drawing, select
Feature
in the dialog box and choose GET SELECT >
Query Sel
to select thefeature of the part that was used for reference or copy.
Creating Dimensions
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.
Note:
 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:
Reference
Driven
Draft

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