If you are dimensioning a closed circle it should default to diameter. If
you are dimensioning an open arc, the default will be radius. So when you
dimension that, it will drop in a radius dim. Then do a RMB on it, select
properties, and check the box for Diameter dimension.
my apologies, i meant during the actual sketch.
ie, i select Circle sketch tool.. click the center,
then click an arbitrary radius... at this point the
property manager is open... it displays X, Y, & Radius.
at times it would be easier (faster) to ender a Diameter
rather than radius.
again, it all happens pretty fast.. i select circle.. click twice
and then immediately enter a radius (press Enter) and i have
my circle. i am not adding any actual dimension text to the
holysmokes it does the math!
thanks bill. for kicks i tried "sin(30)"
and it entered the numerical equivalent.
will it ever cease to amaze?
ps.. its not so much 'thinking' in diameter, but at times
i have to sketch up existing parts... my calipers give me
a diameter reading :)
You know you can enter things in like:
6.35mm --> will convert it to 0.25in if in inch file
.25in --> will convert it to 6.35mm if in mm file
6.35mm+.75in --> will convert it to 1" or 25.4mm depending on units setting
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