Cannot dimension a circle or arc


#1

With Dimension tool on I can dimension the intersection of straight lines no problem.
I have watched tutorials and when the cursor hovers over the circular edge the line is highlighted in blue and the dimension is added.
But when I try to select a circle or arc by hovering over the edge nothing happens?


#3

By “Label tool” do you mean the Text tool and manually type the dimension?


#4

You should be able to add dimensions to circles and arcs with the Dimension tool. Are you clicking on the arc or circle? Is the arc or circle inside a component or group? If so, you need to enter the group or component to access the arc or circle itself.

Ignore my previous post.


#5

Bingo…Thx DaveR,
I was selecting the group but only with one click…so when I selected the Dim Tool the group would deselect.
If I doodle click the group all is fine.
Amazing, I have been using SU for years and never realised this.
Thx again.


#6

That’s the secret. :smiley:


#7

Please replace my 'Doodle" with “double”…LOL!!!


#8

I’m glad I didn’t have a mouthful of beer or something. :smiley: :joy: