CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
Cesky English Deutsch
 Visitors: 4550 

CAD tip CAD tip # 4836:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

How to dimension the arc length in Inventor?

A - answer For the arc length dimension in a sketch use a computed parameter.

  1. Dimension the radius and the included angle of your arc.
  2. Run the Parameters function and rename both parameters to "Radius" and "Angle".
  3. Use the Add button to add a new parameter, name it "Length".
  4. In the Expression field to enter the value of this parameter as:
    Radius * Angle * PI / 180 deg
  5. In your dimension you can now use a new parameter - "Length" - which will reflect the current arc length.
100% *  CAD 
30.1.2006    15601×  
Comments   Tell a friend
applies to: Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 11647:How to display dynamic dimensions on grip editing?
Tip 10139:Physical units conversion tool in an AutoCAD palette.
Tip 10138:Dimensioning a curve length or distance between two points on a curve.
Tip 9855:Overview of postprocessors available in the CAM software Inventor HSM 2015.
Tip 9224:How to display arrow grips at arc endpoints?

Back   All CAD Tips All CAD tips&tricks

Error loading segment PmBRepSegment in database. « | » How to set the location of AecLayerStd.dwg?

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Make your drawings dynamic - change text, attribute or color when other entity changes.
With LiveLabel 2007 More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio (Xanadu) is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.