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How can I select multiple dimensions to inherit one dimension in a drawing?

How can I select multiple dimensions to inherit one dimension in a drawing?

How can I select multiple dimensions to inherit one dimension in a drawing?

(OP)
I know I can do it one at a time, go into every individual dimension and click inherit, but I was wondering if I could select multiple dimensions and do it all at one time. I have one dimension with the right properties and the right tolerances, how can I make multiple dimensions inherit properties off of that one dimension.

In CATIA, I can ctrl+left click multiple dimensions and use the format palette to change all dimensions off of that. Is there something similar in NX?

RE: How can I select multiple dimensions to inherit one dimension in a drawing?

To select a dimension, left click on it; to select another, left click on it. Select as many as you like, then right click and go into settings; in the 'inherit' section of the dialog, change the source to selected object then select the dimension that you want to inherit from.

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RE: How can I select multiple dimensions to inherit one dimension in a drawing?

(OP)
The standard "Edit" doesn't display when I right click. The settings options you see when I right click has no mention of "inherit".




RE: How can I select multiple dimensions to inherit one dimension in a drawing?

Which version of NX are you working with?

Did you try to reset the Dialog? (Cogwheel on the upper left corner of the Settings Dialog)

Ronald van den Broek
Senior Application Engineer
Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd
NX9 / TC10.1.2

Building new PLM environment from Scratch using NX12 / TC11

RE: How can I select multiple dimensions to inherit one dimension in a drawing?

The 'inherit' settings should show up at the bottom of the settings dialog box. If it is not there, click the gear icon on the left side of the settings dialog title bar and select "show more" and "show collapsed groups".

www.nxjournaling.com

RE: How can I select multiple dimensions to inherit one dimension in a drawing?

(OP)
Thanks! Why would they hide it like that.

RE: How can I select multiple dimensions to inherit one dimension in a drawing?

"Why would they hide it like that."

- That is a very good question.

Anyhow, all dialogs have common "features" such as the up/down arrow , top right of dialog-sub-area. ( "group")
Some but not all dialogs have an option to show "more" or "less".
The purpose is of course to , be able to, present a light user interface to users who prefer that, and more options to the ones who want that.
- the difficult part is to have the non- everyday user find and understand this function..., the powerusers will find the full dialogs pretty soon.

Regards,
Tomas

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