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automatically dimensioning a complex chain

automatically dimensioning a complex chain

automatically dimensioning a complex chain

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I was wondering if there is a way to automatically measure and dimension a complex chain, similiar to how the label line tool (found in the misc. dimension toolbar) works.  It would kind of be like a combination of the measure length tool and the label line tool, except I wouldn't need the angle or bearing like the label line tool gives.  I also would not need any extension lines or dimension lines, just the length.  Maybe somebody has created a macro that can do this. Any help would be appreciated.

RE: automatically dimensioning a complex chain

I can tell you that there is no way within the V7 program to automatically dimension a smartline. This, I think, is because there is no tool for dimensioning arc lengths either. (Which is a real pain)

I am sure someone must have created a macro however... as it is a simple combination of offsetting a line from the original and putting some arrowheads on it... in conjunction with the measure along element command...

It really doesn't take long to do it manually. Good Luck

H***d

RE: automatically dimensioning a complex chain

H8Red, there is a tool for dimensioning arc lengths.  Go to tools/dimensioning/angular.  Once you are there, click on the "dimensioning arc size" icon, about the 6th one over.

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