OK, I'm a litte embarresd to admit this , but I just found out a week or
so ago that in a part (or assembly) that is set up for inches you can
type 30mm and 1.181" (or visa versa).
(for Daisy, You can use any number you want. 30mm was just an example)
I suppose I should have elaborated a bit. I use this when clicking on
features of my model to expose that features dimensions, then dbl-click
on dim to change it's value, usually I want to add some value,
clearance or whatever.
Didn't know you could drop the + or that you could enter " for inches. 99.9
of what I do is in mm but when working with standard imperial size pipe and
tube this will come in very handy.
That's just too funny - WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??? :-))) I don't think I would
ever admit to something quite that bad - too funny! (I know, paybacks are
hell.......) Hey, at least you know now, though. :-)) You can also use nm
for nanometers, m for meters, a for angstroms, etc.
That doesn't make sense? Where are you entering the information? If
you have an existing dim that is 2", when you dbl click on that dim it
will display in a 'modify' box where it will display something like
2.00in Note this wouldn't actually work without the in at the end of
the existing value. If the in is not there so the modify box just
reads 2.00 and you type .1 so it now reads 2.00.1 it cannot parse that
and will ask you to re-enter a value.
At that point if you wanted to add .1" to the value normally you would
type "+.1" but if you just type ".1" sw will assume the plus symbol and
evaluate to 2.1"
Note: maybe it isn't very common in such a case where you can easily
know the result in your head and just highlight the whole value and
retype 2.1 into the modify dialogue. But I'm usually working with
dim's like 1.3867574 + .04768 or some other number I've copied out of
the measurement tool.
Anyhow, I can't imagine how you got it to display 3? How could such a
small tip get so complicated sounding! :)
Wayne Tiffany wrote:
Along with the things mentioned above I also use 1+15/32 (to get one
and 15 32nds of an inch) to enter fractional values for dimensions
(substitute what ever whole number and fraction you want). Simple once
you know you can do it but based on the other posts I thought I'd