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Dimensional Shape Driving in Drawing Sheets?

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Tim

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 Dimensional Shape Driving in Drawing Sheets?
21-01-2012 03:37 . am | View his/her posts only
Hi All,
I am new to ZW3D and was wondering if there is a way to dimensionally drive 2D geometry within drawing sheets similar to how I would go about changing model sketch geometry? Or is it that the drawing sheets are designed to work without a parametric relation at the dimensioning level? Thanks.

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William

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21-01-2012 10:52 . am | View his/her posts only
Hi Tinmw,
It must can do in ZW3D if you change 3D model dimension then update 2D sheet.
But if you want to change the dimension in 2D sheet then relation update 3D model dimnsioning ,what the 2d sheet dimension must be created by 3D modele parametric driven dimensions.

Thank you!



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Tim

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22-01-2012 11:04 . pm | View his/her posts only
Reply 2# William_ZW3D


Thanks! All makes sense now.

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Robert

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26-01-2012 06:00 . am | View his/her posts only
Post Last Edit by bobf4fun at 2012-1-26 06:12

Hey Tim, I was thinking about your question a couple of days ago.

You could try using variables with the Design optimizer (which uses history regen to drive a 2D sketch)
Or you could just use a 2D sketch "as if" it were a drawing. Use constraints and/or drag geometry.

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Tim

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27-01-2012 09:24 . am | View his/her posts only
Thanks bobf4fun. I'll check it out. It just seems like all drawing areas should have the ability to drive 2D shapes by their dimensions, otherwise its kind of like drawing in an older version of AutoCAD.
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