I hectic schedule has required I take a different approach to my videos.
Instead of longer videos, which of course take more time to create, I'm going to create something shorter. Originally I was going to call them "Microtips", but a friend suggested "Shims" as in the shims used in manufacturing.
But instead of using a these shims to adjust components for proper fir, you're shimming your knowledge for more productivity!
Now, let's use a this tip as a shim to adjust your knowledge for a better fit!
To start this out, here's one from the Inventor status bar, which is visible when a sketch is active, there are several buttons listed there, but for this tip, I'm just going to focus on the dimension display icon.
|The dimension display menu expanded at the Status Bar|
The options shown are as follows
1) Value - This option is the default for Inventor. It shows the numerical value of the dimension, using the number of decimal places as set in the file's Document Settings.
|Dimensions shown as value|
2) Name - The Name options shows the name of the name of the dimension. Notice that if a parameter is renamed, then that name is shown, instead of Inventor's default "dx" format.
|Dimensions shown as name|
It also removes trailing zeros from a dimension, as well as showing additional decimal places for a dimension if it contains more than set in the Document Settings.
|Dimensions shown as Expressions|
4) Tolerance- If you've applied tolerances to a dimension, this setting will display the tolerances on screen. Additionally, any time a tolerance is evaluated at a value other than nominal, it will be underlined. This is true of any dimension display setting.
For more on using tolerances in Inventor, see my earlier post!
|Dimensions shown with Tolerances|
5) Precise Value - This option removes trailing zeros from a dimension and showing the full decimal for a dimension if it exceeds the Document Settings. It also shows the value of a toleranced dimension, even if it's being evaluated at a dimension other than nominal.
|Dimensions showing Precise Value|
And that's all for a short tip on Dimension Display! I wanted to create something short and sweet. I hope this helps!
I'm thinking of continuing to do this with the "little things" that are always a little hidden in Inventor. If you think that's a good idea, throw in a comment below!
And a final note! Here's a video describing the steps above!