Wednesday 16 November 2011

Dimensioning Secrets Part 2

When dimensioning your model you have a few options for string type.
Continuous, Baseline and Ordinate.

These types allow you to represent the dimensions in different ways such as:

Continuous: Allows you to create a string of dimensions places consecutively one after another.
This is typically how we dimension for Architectural projects.

Baseline: Baseline dimensioning is when you start at a base point and separate dimension strings are created (automatically spaced evenly). I typically see baseline dimensioning in fabrication where you can place a tape measure at one end and mark off the distances as you go.

Ordinate: Ordinate dimensioning is similar to baseline dimensioning but instead of separate dimension strings it is one continuous string of dimensions with the dimension text places next to the leader dimensioning the object.

No comments:

Post a Comment