How to make a mess in SU

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How to make a mess in SU

Postby rhankc » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:26 pm

Man did I ever screw up.
I made these components knowing and when I brought them into my drawing I wanted them scaled up x4. Now the problem is...the dimensions think they get to 4x themselves and the text stays at the made size which was made 1/4 of the intended finished size. I have a big dimension value and a little bitty text.

The arrow text did the same thing, (stayed small) I made it 1/4 size for scaling and when I scaled the detail, It stayed small.

This is the opposite of what I expect to happen.I need an explode Dimension tool. Does anyone have one?

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Re: How to make a mess in SU

Postby Gaieus » Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:19 pm

Hank,

Did you scale with the tape measure tool? AFAIK that does not scale imported geometry (for some funny reason) but maybe this was changed in SU6.

(Maybe I just don't understand you at all :roll: )
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Re: How to make a mess in SU

Postby rhankc » Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:48 pm

Actually, I used the Scale tool.
The tape measure tool kept moving my assembly around the screen but there was no decipherable difference in the size.

Edit: I thought there was a explode the dimension tool, so I could make it stay at its current value then after the change, it would still be the same numeric value.
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Re: How to make a mess in SU

Postby Gaieus » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:16 pm

OK now I understand I think.
How about going to (Window) > Model info > Dimensions and editing the font size there?
Dimension and text label features are ruled model level and you cannot "scale" them...
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