Sorry for the delay –it has been damned near 3 months since my last post! I’ve been working on a contract Inventor job in Washington since the beginning of November, and between that and designing the Craftsman Cottage from my hotel room, there just hasn’t been the time!
But –as I was creating a drawing style for another client this evening, it dawned on me that I never mentioned fractional parameter dimensioning. A perfect, little post for the situation. I do have a big-assed 5 or 6 part post in the works where I compare –using actual models, the five different modeling styles. The pros & cons of each method will be explored in detail. Back to the fractional dimension stuff.
Everyone knows (or should know) that there are Architectural and Fractional dimension styles in the drawing environment, but how about the design (sketch) environment? They are there as well, so If you have been using a chart or calculator to convert fractions to decimals for use in Inventor, you have been wasting your time. All you need to do is type the fraction into the Edit Dimension dialog as shown above, and Inventor will do the rest… Continue reading