Hi,

A bit tricky to explain but I'll try......!

I have inserted a new sketch in an assembly to show the path of rotation of a part if it is rotated between two locations. The sketch
is a construction line circle, the diameter of which is mated to the
same point in each of the two modeled parts. The two modeled parts are
located in the two possible locations for the part. The centre of
rotation can be moved by dragging the size of the circle. The larger
the circle, the smaller the angle of rotation between the two
positions. At the same time the location of the centre changes,
getting either nearer or further away from the points on the parts.

Having drawn lines between the circle centre and the reference point on each component, it is easy to measure the angle of rotation using the measure tool.

While experimenting with an assembly and trying to achieve an optimum location for the parts, I have to keep measuring the angle because I need to consider it's effect on another feature. Is it possible to insert a 'driven' dimension that changes dynamically with the dragging of the circle but does not define the sketch? A bit like a reference dimension in a drawing.

All a bit much for a Saturday I know but if anyone can help it would be appreciated.

Flynt.

A bit tricky to explain but I'll try......!

I have inserted a new sketch in an assembly to show the path of rotation of a part if it is rotated between two locations. The sketch

Having drawn lines between the circle centre and the reference point on each component, it is easy to measure the angle of rotation using the measure tool.

While experimenting with an assembly and trying to achieve an optimum location for the parts, I have to keep measuring the angle because I need to consider it's effect on another feature. Is it possible to insert a 'driven' dimension that changes dynamically with the dragging of the circle but does not define the sketch? A bit like a reference dimension in a drawing.

All a bit much for a Saturday I know but if anyone can help it would be appreciated.

Flynt.