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driving dimensions

rpetrie

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Hi,

where has the driving dimensions feature gone?

I used to use Solid Edge prior to the revised MS Office 2007 style User Interface. It appears to me that all dimensions are now passive. That is, if I make a dimension change to a line for example then I expect the line length to change but this is no longer the case.

Thanks,
Richard
 

KrisKasprzak

New member
Try this...

Richard,

If you are in 3D sketching in traditioanl modeling, you still have the ability to set dimensions to driving/driven. Once you select a dimension look for the "Driving" button in the value section of edit definition--make sure you have the edgebar displayed.

If you are drawing lines and such in 2D (drafting), click the dimension text and a small window will appear where you can enter the text, toggle the driven button if needed. Also, consider turning on maintain relationships (use command finder to locat it).

Hope this helps
 

KrisKasprzak

New member
Try this...

if you are drawing 2D sketches in part, make sure the driving button (in the Value section) within edit definition is properly set (click that button to change). Also, make sure edge bar is shown. Sometimes this can get inadvertantnly clicked. Select the dimension and enter the value.

If you are drawing sketches in 2D draft, make sure you select the dimension text and a small edit box will display, toggle the driving button on that small window to toggle between driving and driven modes. COnsider drawing with maintain relationships on to set dimensions to driving (use command finder to locat it).

If you are editing dimensions in Synchronous modeling mode, click the dimension text and a edit windown with Lock button let's you toggle between editable and locked dimension.

I hope this helps

Kris
 

KrisKasprzak

New member
Hi,

where has the driving dimensions feature gone?

I used to use Solid Edge prior to the revised MS Office 2007 style User Interface. It appears to me that all dimensions are now passive. That is, if I make a dimension change to a line for example then I expect the line length to change but this is no longer the case.

Thanks,
Richard


Try this...

if you are drawing 2D sketches in part, make sure the driving button (in the Value section) within edit definition is properly set (click that button to change). Also, make sure edge bar is shown. Sometimes this can get inadvertantnly clicked. Select the dimension and enter the value.

If you are drawing sketches in 2D draft, make sure you select the dimension text and a small edit box will display, toggle the driving button on that small window to toggle between driving and driven modes. COnsider drawing with maintain relationships on to set dimensions to driving (use command finder to locat it).

If you are editing dimensions in Synchronous modeling mode, click the dimension text and a edit windown with Lock button let's you toggle between editable and locked dimension.

I hope this helps

Kris
 

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