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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.

NX – Ordinate Dimensioning in NX Modeling and Reusing it in Drafting

NX Tip of the Week – March 20, 2015

Today I will explain how to create ordinate dimensions within NX Modeling. I will also show how to reuse the dimensions in Drafting.

Ordinate Dimensioning in Modeling Application –

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Result in Drafting Environment –

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  • To get started, make sure the PMI option is turned ON. By default, it is turned OFF

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  • Set the Model View to Work:

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  • Under the PMI Ordinate Dimension command, pick Single or Multiple Dimension.
  • 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:

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  • Start by picking the center of the holes and place them one at a time:

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  • 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:

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  • Set the Baseline option:

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  • Before I start selecting the holes, the margins need to be defined. Click on the Define Margins command:

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  • Here are the options I selected for this example:

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  • Select the bottom left corner point as the origin:

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  • Follow the same procedure to get a horizontal margin:

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  • Baseline option step:

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  • Select all the holes by clicking on the center point of the circular edge.
    Result:

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  • Save the Model file.
  • Switch to the Drafting application and place the top model view on the sheet:

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  • After placing the view, go to View Settings:

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  • Make sure to change the settings to From Model View, click Apply:

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Final Result:

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