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Drawing workspace reference lines for dimensions

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by Stuart, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Stuart

    Stuart Member

    I'm trying to add an angular dimension in a drawing for a cut. I can't find a way to add an angle that is perpendicular or 90-X degrees from the remaining surface. When cutting the material, it would be much more useful to have the angle to cut off rather than the remaining angle after the cut.

    Is there a way to use reference lines or axis from the part/assembly in the drawing?

    In this example, I'd like the 32.2 degree dimension of the material cut off.

  2. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    Stuart -- (1) You need an Invisible Layer in your Layer Line Type definition set. (2) You can Sketch a sort line that will establish your Base Angle. (3) After you have the desired Angular Dimension, change your Base Angle Line to your "Invisible Line Layer." n Somewhat of a pain, but it works.
  3. Stuart

    Stuart Member

    Thanks Lew, That does work, but yes, it's a pain.

    P.S. Thanks for your steel tubing library :)
  4. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    And I assume that you have seen my AISC Structural Steel and Aluminum Extrusion libraries as wel.
  5. Stuart

    Stuart Member

    No, I don't see that one. Could you point me to it?

    Are you referring to the Angle and Channel libraries? Then, yes, I have those too.
    Last edited: May 1, 2019
  6. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    If you search for AISC and/or Aluminum Association "Resources" they should (just about) leap out and bite you.
  7. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    According yo my records, they are: AISC Angle Library -- Rev New, AISC Channel Library -- Rev A, AISC S-Flange Library -- Rev New, and AISC W-Flange Library -- Rev A. Hopefully this will aid you.
  8. albie0803

    albie0803 Alibre Super User

    Here are some scripts to create lengths in assemblies for metric sizes used in Australia. You can alter the data tables to produce any sizes you like.

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