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March 20, 2015
NX - Ordinate Dimensioning in NX Modeling and Reusing it in Drafting
Today I will explain how to create ordinate dimensions within NX Modeling. I will also show how to reuse the dimensions in Drafting.
Result in Drafting Environment -
- To get started, make sure the PMI option is turned ON. By default, it is turned OFF
- Set the Model View to Work:
With Single Dimension, use Select Origin where you pick any point. This is going to be the origin of the ordinate dimension.
I have selected the single dimension option to help pick one hole at a time:
Start by picking the center of the holes and place them one at a time:
Now let's look at the Multiple Selection option. With Multiple Dimension, I can pick all the holes at once.
Change the option to Multiple Dimension and pick the origin:
Set the Baseline option:
Before I start selecting the holes, the margins need to be defined. Click on the Define Margins command:
Here are the options I selected for this example:
Select the bottom left corner point as the origin:
Follow the same procedure to get a horizontal margin:
Baseline option step:
Select all the holes by clicking on the center point of the circular edge.
Save the Model file.
Switch to the Drafting application and place the top model view on the sheet:
After placing the view, go to View Settings:
Make sure to change the settings to From Model View, click Apply:
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