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5.3.11.3.  Dimensioning mode

The dimensioning mode can be called under PARTdataManager -> button 2D derivation -> docking window 2D derivation -> context menu command Dimensioning mode or alternatively per icon Dimensioning mode in the docking window.

  • PARTdesigner -> File menu -> New drawing

Call up the Dimensioning mode via respective toolbar button or context menu command.

Horizontal dimensioning at 2 points:

  1. Press the button.

  2. Click on the first point. Take care to notice that a dot is only then attached when the snap is shown.

  3. Click on the second point.

  4. Click on the place where the dimensioning should be placed.

  5. Change parameter dialog box: Set the Measure text (the expression {AUTOMATIC%0} stands for the measured value), the Offset (spacing between dimensioning text and measured line) the Height (font size of the dimensioning text) and the Arrow size.

Height: 3.5; Offset: 5.58...; Arrow size: 3.5

Height: 3.5; Offset: 5.58...; Arrow size: 3.5

Change parameter

Change parameter

Vertical dimensioning at 2 points:

See Horizontal dimensioning at 2 points

Parallel dimensioning at 2 points:

See Horizontal dimensioning at 2 points

Diameter with angle and distance:

  1. Press the button.

  2. Click on the circle to be dimensioned. --> The dimensional line shows up.

  3. Position your dimensions.

Version 1: Fix the Angle of the line with a simple mouse click. Then pull the entire dimensioning onto the desired Position and deposit it with a mouse click.

Version 2: Fix the angle and position of the dimensioning with a double mouse click in one step.

[Note] Note

You can change the angle (concerning the x-axis) of the dimensioning in the Change parameter window.

Variant 1

Variant 1

Variant 2

Variant 2

Change parameter

Change parameter

Radial with angle and distance:

  1. Press the button.

  2. Click on the to be dimensioned circle, respectively the arc of a circle. --> The dimensioning line shows up.

  3. Position your dimensioning.

The angle (concerning the x-axis) of the dimensioning can also be adjusted in the Change parameter window.

0° lays on the bisecting line of the segment of the circle.

Half value offset dimension from line:

  1. Press the button.

  2. Click on the reference line (axis of reflection).

  3. Click on the point, whose distance to the reference line should be dimensioned.

  4. Position the dimensioning.

    --> The Change parameter window is opened.

  5. Apply the dimensioning to the entry fields if needed.

[Note] Note

Rotationally symmetrical points are dimensioned from point to line with help of the half value function. Though the depicted dimension line only describes half of the dimensional length (therefore "Half value"), the dimensional value, however the whole dimensional length!

Angle dimensioning at 2 lines:

  1. Press the button.

  2. Click on the first line (pay attention to clockwise direction!).

  3. Click on the second line.

  4. Position the dimensioning. --> The Change parameter window opens.

  5. Apply the dimensioning to the entry fields if needed.

Distance dimensioning from point to line:

  1. Press the button.

  2. Click on the reference line.

  3. Click on the point whose distance to the reference line should be dimensioned.

  4. Position the dimensioning --> The Change parameter window opens.

  5. Apply the dimensioning to the entry fields if needed.

Adjust dimensioning...

When opening this dialog, all dimensionings are displayed in color. By clicking on Deselect angle dimensions these are not included in the changes.

Attribute to be changed:

  • Text height

  • Text distance (Offset)

  • Dimension text

  • Number of decimals

Set a checkmark at the desired attribute.

Define the Type of change:

  • Scale

  • Set to a fixed value

  • Add offset

Enter the desired Value into the input field.

Start the changes with Apply.

Delete dimensioning:

Please mark the desired dimensioning.

Dimensioning mode finishing

Adopts the entered dimensioning and leaves the dimensioning mode.

Saving dimensioning

A dimensioning can be saved as a 2D sketch (File template *.2db).

When you select a dimensioning it will show up in red and the context menu can be retrieved.

  • Change parameter...

    Re-open the Change parameter window.

  • Delete a step

  • Delete a step including attached steps