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Create an Angular Dimension Markup
 Measure a three-point angle
  1. Open the Angular menu on the 3D Document Toolbar. (Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Linear icon to see the menu of commands.)
  2. Select Three Points Angle.
  3. Optional:
    1. Select Lock tool to use the command more than once.
    2. Enter a hyperlink to a file or to a document and user view within the current file.
  4. Position your cursor on the first point and click. (Crosshairs appear when you mouse over a selectable point.) The selected point is yellow.
  5. Select the second and third points. The second point will be the vertex point of the angle
  6. Drag the label into position and click once.
  7. Optional:
    1. Click Copy to copy the markup content to the Windows clipboard.
  8. Click Stop when you're finished taking multiple measurements. Click Close (or X) to end the command and close the dialog box.

Note

Once the markup label is displayed, you can also determine the reflex angle by using the Flip Axis command on the markup context menu. See Working with 3D Markups for information on using this command and the context menu.

 Measure a two-edge angle
  1. Open the Angular menu on the 3D Document Toolbar. (How? Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Angular icon. You should see a drop-down menu listing the available commands.)
  2. Select Two Edge Angle to view the Two Edge Angle Measurement dialog box.
  3. Optional:
    1. Select Lock tool to use the command more than once.
    2. Enter a hyperlink to a file or to a document and user view within the current file.
  4. Click an edge on the model. The edge is highlighted when the pointer is properly positioned.
  5. Click a co-planar edge on the model.
  6. Drag the label into position and click once.
  7. Click Stop when you're finished taking measurements; at this point, you can still copy the most recent measurement to the WIndows clipboard. Select Close (or X) to end the command and close the dialog box.

Note

Press Esc on your keyboard to cancel the operation.

 Measure the angle between a surface point and a point
  1. Open the Angular menu on the 3D Document Toolbar. (How? Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Angular icon. You should see a drop-down menu listing the available commands.)
  2. Select Surface Point to Point Angle to view the Surface Point to Point Angle dialog box.
  3. Optional:
    1. Select Lock tool to use the command more than once.
    2. Enter a hyperlink to a file or to a document and user view within the current file.
  4. Click on a surface. A surface is highlighted when the pointer is properly positioned.
  5. Click a point on the model. Red dots designate available points on the model. Crosshairs indicate when the pointer is properly positioned over a point.
  6. Drag the label into position and click once.
  7. Click Stop when you're finished taking measurements; at this point, you can still copy the most recent measurement to the WIndows clipboard. Select Close (or X) to end the command and close the dialog box.

Note

Press Esc on your keyboard to cancel the operation.

 Measure the angle between a point on a surface and an edge
  1. Open the Angular menu on the 3D Document Toolbar. (How? Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Angular icon. You should see a drop-down menu listing the available commands.)
  2. Select Surface Point to Edge Angle to view the Surface Point to Edge Angle dialog box.
  3. Optional:
    1. Select Lock tool to use the command more than once.
    2. Enter a hyperlink to a file or to a document and user view within the current file.
  4. Click on a surface of the model. A surface is highlighted when the pointer is properly positioned.
  5. Click an edge on the model. The edge is highlighted when the pointer is properly positioned for selection.
  6. Drag the label into position and click once.
  7. Click Stop when you're finished taking measurements; at this point, you can still copy the most recent measurement to the WIndows clipboard. Select Close (or X) to end the command and close the dialog box.

Note

Press Esc on your keyboard to cancel the operation.

 Measure the angle defined by points on two surfaces
  1. Open the Angular menu on the 3D Document Toolbar. (How? Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Angular icon. You should see a drop-down menu listing the available commands.)
  2. Select Surface Point to Surface Point Angle to view the Surface Point to Surface Point Angle dialog box.
  3. Optional:
    1. Select Lock tool to use the command more than once.
    2. Enter a hyperlink to a file or to a document and user view within the current file.
  4. Click a surface on the model. A surface is highlighted when the pointer is properly positioned.
  5. Click another surface on the model.
  6. Drag the label into position and click once.
  7. Click Stop when you're finished taking measurements; at this point, you can still copy the most recent measurement to the WIndows clipboard. Select Close (or X) to end the command and close the dialog box.

Note

Press Esc on your keyboard to cancel the operation.

 Measure the angle defined by a surface point and the tangent of an arc or circle.
  1. Open the Angular menu on the 3D Document Toolbar. (How? Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Angular icon. You should see a drop-down menu listing the available commands.)
  2. Select Surface Point to Circle Tangent Angle to view the Surface Point to Circle Tangent Angle dialog box.
  3. Optional:
    1. Select Lock tool to use the command more than once.
    2. Enter a hyperlink to a file or to a document and user view within the current file.
  4. Click a surface on the model. A surface is highlighted when the pointer is properly positioned.
  5. Click an arch or circle on the model..
  6. Drag the label into position and click once.
  7. Click Stop when you're finished taking measurements; at this point, you can still copy the most recent measurement to the WIndows clipboard. Select Close (or X) to end the command and close the dialog box.

Note

Press Esc on your keyboard to cancel the operation.

 Measure a two-point draft angle
  1. Open the Angular menu on the 3D Document Toolbar. (How? Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Angular icon. You should see a drop-down menu listing the available commands.)
  2. Select Two Points Draft Angles to view the Two Points Draft Angles dialog box.
  3. Optional:
    1. Select Lock tool to use the command more than once.
    2. Enter a hyperlink to a file or to a document and user view within the current file.
  4. By default, the Two Points Draft Angles command measures the angle along the Z-Axis. To choose another axis, click the appropriate radio button in the Two Points Draft Angle Measurement dialog box.
  5. Click two points on the model. The second point you select will be the vertex of the angle.
  6. Drag the label into position and click once.
  7. Click Stop when you're finished taking measurements; at this point, you can still copy the most recent measurement to the WIndows clipboard. Select Close (or X) to end the command and close the dialog box.

Note

Press Esc on your keyboard to cancel the operation.

You can change or flip the direction of the axis segment used to form the angle by right-clicking the label and selecting Flip Axis from the context menu.

To change the main axis, mouse over the markup label and right-click to view the context menu.

If red dots do not appear on the model when you call the command, you may need to go to the 3D Viewer Settings page and click the Points Visible on Picking check box.• You can change the main axis from the right-click context menu.

 Measure a draft angle using a surface point
  1. Open the Angular menu on the 3D Document Toolbar. (How? Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Angular icon. You should see a drop-down menu listing the available commands.)
  2. Select Surface Draft Angle to open the Surface Draft Angle dialog box.
  3. Optional:
    1. Select Lock tool to use the command more than once.
    2. Enter a hyperlink to a file or to a document and user view within the current file.
  4. By default, the Surface Draft Angle command measures the angle along the Z-Axis. To choose another axis, click the appropriate radio button in the Surface Draft Angle Measurement dialog box.
  5. Click a surface on the model.
  6. Drag the label into position and click once.
  7. Click Stop when you're finished taking measurements; at this point, you can still copy the most recent measurement to the WIndows clipboard. Select Close (or X) to end the command and close the dialog box.

Note

Press Esc on your keyboard to cancel the operation.

You can change or flip the direction of the axis segment used to form the angle by right-clicking the label and selecting from the context menu.

To change the main axis, mouse over the markup label and right-click to view the context menu.

Right-click a dimension markup to make changes to its properties. A context menu will appear and provide command options that are based on the selected markup type. For example, a Point Coordinates markup context menu will differ slightly from an Arc Center to Arc Center markup context menu. (See the Working with 3D Markups for details.)

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