Are you a mechanical detailer who’s completely frustrated dimensioning your 3D models?
Do you need to dimension complex 3D drawings and just don’t know where to start?
Have you ever had to re-dimension you’re drawing several times to get your dimension line in the right place or on the right 3D plane?
Maybe you’re using the distance command to hand write your drawings on paper after your sheet has been plotted out.
Or worst of all maybe you are skipping the entire dimensioning process because it’s just too involved!
The matter what the case may be, I think you’ll agree with me that dimensioning in 3D can be very challenging process.
3D dimensioning really shouldn’t be this hard.
Thankfully we have developed a tool to handle the entire dimensioning process for you. You’ll find this very powerful utility within the Mech-Q uite or in AViCAD (our affordable CAD standalone).
Have a look at the video below to learn more.
You’ll be able to dimension pipe fittings or any 3D object as fast as you can enter two points.
Here are some highlights of the dimension tool
- Simple 2 point selection
- Dimension any 3D object
- Edit dimensions on the fly
- Works flawlessly on sloped objects
- Rotate Flip or Move them easily within the command
- UCS orientation is automatic
- Included with Mech-Q and AViCAD
All you need to do is place the two points of the dimension line and you’re done!
Simple one letter commands get the job done
Using simple one letter commands you can place and edit the dimension line anywhere in 3D space.
For example, if you don’t like where the dimension references to, simply type the letter R and choose the angle that suits you.
If the dimension line appears mirrored or upside down just type the letter M for mirror or the letter F for flip to edit your dimension text orientation on-the-fly.
Even if you’re not satisfied with the position of the dimension you can type the letter N for new, then move the dimension to the correct position.
This tool will even dimension sloped fittings. Have a look at the video above and let us know if you think.
As always contact us if you have any questions about 3D dimension OR ….