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5.11.7.  Optional parameters Details

The following overview on optional parameters applies for all types of dimensioning and annotation:

  • Horizontal, vertical and parallel dimensioning

  • Radial dimensioning

  • Angular dimensioning

  • Annotation

  • Part annotation

The singe parameters:

  • Text

    Text can be created in different ways:

    • {AUTOMATIC}: An automatically generated value of dimensioning (default)

      Example:

      {AUTOMATIC}

    • Any text

      Delete the expression "{AUTOMATIC}" and enter the desired text.

    • Any text combined with an automatically generated value of dimensioning

      Examples:

      • The degree symbol shall be displayed in addition to the value of dimensioning.

        {AUTOMATIC} °

      • Any PARTdesigner expression can be used.

        E.g. {partname@variable}: Part name with declaration of variable

        This dimensioning has the length {RZ500@D}

        If the automatic calculation of the numeric value does not result in an adequate rounding (9.99999), you can choose another way of calculation with PARTdesigner expressions (see Section 16.1, “PARTdesigner-Expressions ”).

        You can also convert from inch to mm and display the unit in addition.

  • variable mapping

    Enter the desired variable here, which shall be editable later for user input. Ideally, use the same name, which you already used under Description. Once the entry is made, in the 3D view, the respective icon is displayed.

    When clicking on the icon , you can directly adjust the characteristic in the 3D view.

    Compare under Section 3.1.7.6.6, “Change characteristic via dimension labels ” in PARTsolutions / PARTcommunity4Enterprise - User manual.

  • Font size

    If there is no statement, then 3.5 is set by default. Unit is according to the drawing unit.

    Alternatively you can use PARTdesigner Expressions.

    Example:

     15*RZ500@D/20

    See Section 16.1, “PARTdesigner-Expressions ”.

  • Condition

    For this, you can use all PARTdesigner expressions. See Section 16.1, “PARTdesigner-Expressions ”.

    Examples:

    IF SHORTVIEW@HUB2D=0 THEN AUTOMATIC ELSE AUTOMATIC+HUB-SHORTVIEW@HUB2D ENDIF

    IF SHORTVIEW@HUB2D=0 THEN AUTOMATIC ELSE H2 ENDIF

  • Arrow size / Arrow factor

    [Note] Note

    Arrow size and Font size are in a defined proportionality. That means, if the font becomes larger then the arrows as well.

    The proportionality between Font size and Arrow size differs in different versions.

    • 9.04 and older:

      => Font size 3.5 and Arrow size = 3.5 => “normal" arrow size

    • 9.05 bis 9.07 SP0:

      => Font size 3.5 and Arrow size = 1 => “normal" arrow size

    • >= 9.07 SP1:

      => Font size 3.5 and Arrow size = 1 => Arrow size depends on Arrow factor

      >= V9.07 SP1: Arrow factor = 1

      >= V9.07 SP1: Arrow factor = 1

      >= V9.07 SP1: Arrow factor = 0

      >= V9.07 SP1: Arrow factor = 0

      >= 9.08 SP0:

      With Version 10 the structure of the user interface is more clear. There is only one value under "Arrow size". This is applied to "Font size" as a factor if the option "Arrow factor" is activated.

      With Version 10 the structure of the user interface is more clear. There is only one value under "Arrow size". This is applied to "Font size" as a factor if the option "Arrow factor" is activated.

      [Note] Note

      For new created dimensionings as of version 9.08 SP0 the parameter Arrow factor should be used, meaning the checkbox should be activated.

      Older versions will not interpret it. Without special declaration the versions from 9.05 to 9.07 SP0 will display normal arrow size. Versions <= 9.04 will display smaller arrows

      • Arrow factor activated: The value of Arrow size is interpreted as a factor. The font size is multiplied with the factor. (If no value for font size is inserted 3.5 is automatically set).

        The input may be a simple value.

        0.5

        Alternatively, the input may be a PARTdesigner-Expression.

        15*RZ500@D/20

      • Arrow factor deactivated: The value under Arrow size is interpreted according to the "old" proportionality of Font size and Arrow size.

    All statements concern the automatic dimensioning described here, but not the interactive dimensioning via toolbar.

  • Accuracy

    The value specifies how accurate a numerical value on the dimensioning arrow has to be.

    • 1: No decimal places (default)

    • 0,1: one decimal place

    • 0,01: two decimal places

    • etc.