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    How do you measure z distance between two features. for instance two points at different x & y locations?

  • #2
    change your workplane to, say Y minus, for example
    then report in 2D in Z

    then change back to Z plus workplane

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    • #3
      Measuring features inrelation to the "Z", you would check "3 Dimensional" on your dialog box.

      See the attached printscreen I took. I hope this helps.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by BWilliams View Post
        Measuring features inrelation to the "Z", you would check "3 Dimensional" on your dialog box.

        See the attached printscreen I took. I hope this helps.
        problem with that is if he wants to use just one surface point on each plane, it will give the 3D distance between them....the shortest distance from point to point...not relative only to the Z axis, but to ALL 3 axis
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        • #5
          Originally posted by BWilliams View Post
          Measuring features inrelation to the "Z", you would check "3 Dimensional" on your dialog box.

          See the attached printscreen I took. I hope this helps.

          BWilliams, That is incorrect. If you use 3D distance you will get a straight line distance from point to point, (or feature to feature, also known as "as a crow flies"). Bob Mappes gave the correct method to obtain only the deviation in the Z axis between two points, (or features), that have different X and Y locations.

          Work plans are very important when using 2D distance. Once you are in the correct workplane selecting 2D distance or angle gives the results similar to what some other softwares call "projection", or "projection to a plane". HTH
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          • #6
            thanks for watcin' my back Wes
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            • #7
              Originally posted by bob mappes View Post
              thanks for watcin' my back Wes
              No Prob., Bob. We all have to watch out for each other.

              BTW, BWilliams, please don't stop trying to help! I have been corrected many times on this forum. Every time I have learned something.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Wes Cisco View Post

                BTW, BWilliams, please don't stop trying to help! I have been corrected many times on this forum. Every time I have learned something.
                me too.....
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