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Dimension Inspection

May 20, 2011

     You can add or remove dimension inspection for existing dimensions. For transmitting the frequency of inspecting the part being dimensioned, the dimension value and parts tolerance are ensured to be within specified range.

      Dimension inspection can be added to any type of dimension objects, which is composed by a frame and internal text. You can specify the shape of inspection frame as round, angular or none. An inspection dimension contains utmost three kinds of information field: inspection tag, dimension value and inspection rate. Using a perpendicular line to divide the dimension information among each field.

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      In which, inspection tag, used for mark the text of dimension inspection is located at the left side within the inspection frame.

      Dimension value here is the value before adding dimension inspection, which is located at the central part of the inspection dimension including tolerance, text and measurement value.

       Inspection rate which is expressed by percentage is located at the right side within the inspection frame, indicates required frequency of the part being created.

       After adding dimension inspection, user can modify current value of inspection dimension through Geometry option of Properties palette, including frame shape, tag and inspection rate.


To create an inspection dimension

  1.   Choose Dimension > Inspection.

  2.   On the Inspection dimension dialog box, click Select(S) dimensions button.

  3.   Close Inspection dimension dialog box temporarily to switch to drawing area, select dimensions to add dimension inspection, press ENTER when finished selecting and turn back to dialog box.

  4.   Select shape for frame from the Shape option.

  5.   Click Label option to input label in the text box.

  6.   Click Inspection rate option to input a value in the text box.

  7.   Click OK.

Dimension toolbar\

Command line  DIMINSPECT


To remove an inspection dimension

  1.   Choose Dimension > Inspection.

  2.   On the Inspection dimension dialog box, click Select(S) dimensions button.

  3.   Close Inspection dimension dialog box temporarily to switch to drawing area, select dimensions to remove dimension inspection, press ENTER when finished selecting and turn back to dialog box.

  4.   Click Remove(E) inspection button.

  5.   Click OK.

Dimension toolbar \

Command line  DIMINSPECT


Commands Reference

DDEDIT: Edits text, dimension text, attribute definitions, and feature control frames

DIMEDIT: Edits dimensions

DIMINSPECT: Adds or removes dimension inspections

DIMJOGLINE: Adds or removes a jog on the specified linear dimension

DIMTEDIT: Moves and rotates dimension text

PROPERTIESES: Controls properties of existing objects

System Variables Reference

DIMCLRT: Assigns colors to dimension text

DIMDSEP: Specifies a single-character decimal separator to use when creating dimensions whose unit format is decimal

DIMJUST: Controls the horizontal positioning of dimension text

DIMTAD: Controls the vertical position of text in relation to the dimension line

DIMTIH: Controls the position of dimension text inside the extension lines for all dimension types except ordinate

DIMTMOVE: Sets dimension text movement rules

DIMTOH: Controls the position of dimension text outside the extension lines

DIMTVP: Controls the vertical position of dimension text above or below the dimension line

DIMUPT: Controls options for user-positioned text

MTEXTED: Sets the primary and secondary text editors to use for multiline text objects


 

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