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Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 2:10:10 PM | Tape Measure Properties




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Thanks for the speedy reply. 

 I use the measure tool when I want to see a liner dimension of something in the model.   Typically, what I am measuring does not need an actual dimension.

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Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 7:24:27 AM | Tape Measure Properties



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I just made you all a conversion chart so you don't have to estimate the reduced fraction in your head. Just print, clip and tape to your monitor. Problem solved.

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I don't like dimensioning to 1/256" because we're not building the space shuttle or the iPhone. I set my dims to twice what the contractor will use. So 1/8" tape = 1/16" precision in the drawings. In the end, not one building on this planet is built like it's plans. This doesn't allow me to be sloppy, but it also allows me not to have angstrom like tolerances. (By the way, an angstrom is the following dimension. If the HMS Queen Mary is at dock and a fly lands on the bow, the ship will sink into the water 1 Angstrom.)

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:15:12 PM | Tape Measure Properties



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Why would you build to in-accurate tolerances?  If you ever had drafted, you would understand that these errors add up.


We always build to 1/256 (project units)  but we set our dimesions as we need them to be for what we are dimensioning.  Typically we dimension with a dimension set to 1/256" and if we see a screwball number, it may be because someone screwed up so we fix it.  But if it's legit, then we switch the dimension type to a rounding dimension type.  Our template has the 1/256" as the default, then added types to 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" and even 1".  When needed you can always add others.


By the way, if you don't set up your angle project units to a high number of places, you can really screw up your model if it has obtuse geometry.

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