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Matthias Schwarz

How to create a *external* diametrical dimension?

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Hi all,


we progress in our part layout and want to create some external diametrical dimension.

But until now I was only able to create internal diametrical dimensions with  gSDK->CreateCircularDimension()


I tried a lot with the center, end, box parameters and ovDim... object variables

but was not able to create a external diametrical dimension with the SDK  (only by using tool and menu bar).capture_002_19092019_153146.thumb.jpg.348fa8f00969c5867ed3b95e015991ba.jpg



Any hint will be appreciated




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The VectorScript version CircularDim seems more usable:


show some extra parameters vs gSDK->CreateCircularDimension(), especially "shoulder".


Exporting a Script from some example (external) circular dimension is easy possible, but the

parameters are not clear how to create a external dimensions ...

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A college inspired me to look again at the object variables - With

    TVariableBlock textPosInside = (Boolean)false;
    gSDK->SetObjectVariable(dim, ovDimTextPosInside, textPosInside);
    TVariableBlock textRotation = (short)EDimTextRotateType::kHorVert;
    gSDK->SetObjectVariable(dim, ovDimTextRotation, textRotation);

CircularDimensions are created external 🙂

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