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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003337TechDrawFeaturepublic2018-04-25 09:12
Reporterwandererfan Assigned Towandererfan  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Target Version0.18Fixed in Version0.18 
Summary0003337: Add Arbitrary Dimension
DescriptionForum discussion

Add the ability to add a Dimension to a View that is linked to geometry (edge,vertex), but uses a user entered value. This could be useful, for example, to apply "radius" dimensions to spline curves.
Tags0.18, TechDraw
FreeCAD Information



2018-02-04 13:56

manager   ~0010917

This ticket should belong to TechDraw project, not FreeCAD project.


2018-02-04 23:46

manager   ~0010918

Last edited: 2018-02-04 23:48

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My impression is that the forum discussion talks more about a callout than an arbitrary dimension. A callout can add any text string. The line and arrow attached to the callout note is called a "leader". Usually there's a break on the line, with a small segment close to the text note and parallel to it; or you can choose not to have a break.

A callout would be very useful to have in TechDraw. (It's similar to Draft Label)


2018-02-26 09:09

reporter   ~0010984

Similar feature could be used for:
* surface roughness:
* tolerances: (see datums and datum references)
* tapers:
* ...


2018-04-25 09:12

administrator   ~0011194

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-02-04 13:47 wandererfan New Issue
2018-02-04 13:47 wandererfan Tag Attached: 0.18
2018-02-04 13:47 wandererfan Tag Attached: TechDraw
2018-02-04 13:56 wandererfan Note Added: 0010917
2018-02-04 13:58 wandererfan Project FreeCAD => TechDraw
2018-02-04 23:46 normandc Note Added: 0010918
2018-02-04 23:48 normandc Note Edited: 0010918 View Revisions
2018-02-26 09:09 reox Note Added: 0010984
2018-04-25 09:12 wmayer Assigned To => wandererfan
2018-04-25 09:12 wmayer Status new => closed
2018-04-25 09:12 wmayer Resolution open => fixed
2018-04-25 09:12 wmayer Fixed in Version => 0.18
2018-04-25 09:12 wmayer Note Added: 0011194