Dimension Box is Unresponsive


#1

I’m brand new, and going through the tutorials. When I make a rectangle, I’m unable to type in the dimensions in the box.
The dimensions show in the box, but I can’t highlight them or delete them to change the dimensions to what I want.
Thanks


#2

just type and they change…

john


#3

Don’t try to get in the box.
Start your action and let go of the mouse and type, finish with enter /return.

So start to draw a rectangle by click and release and move in the general direction you want to go, then type 50,100 and hit enter and you’ll have a rectangle that is 50 by 100 of the current model units. If you add other units it will use those.


#4

See this tutorial…


#5

As has been said in tools which accept a typed in value you simply make the form - line, rectangle, circle etc - and type in the require value[s].
After typing it press ‘enter’, do NOT click on the Measurements box - that will interrupt the current tool.
You can type in alternative values+enter, once you select another tool that ‘cahnagebility’ is ended.

Some tools expect a single numerical entry - e.g. line 1.23 which produces a line 1.23 units long.
Some expect two values - e.g. rectangle 1.23,3.45 which produces a rectangle using those dimensions.

When entered without a units suffix the values assume the model’s current units settings, but if you add a units suffix it changes the input to those units, ignoring the model’s current unit settings.

Note that in the examples I gave I have assumed that your decimal separator is a . [full-stop] and therefore I used a , [comma] to separate the two values expected for the rectangle multi-value input.
However, if you use a locale/computer/keyboard set up which uses the alternative system of a , [comma] for the decimal separator, then you will need to use ; [semi-colon] to separate multiple input values…
So 1.23,3.45 needs to be 1,23;3,45


#6

Thank you so much. I really appreciate the prompt assistance!

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#7

But note: if you are using Metric units, typing a value in Imperial (foot, inch, fraction) units is badly bugged. See this thread:


#8

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