|Direct Dimension-driven Editing
Dimension-driven editing of a solid is a popular and intuitive method of adjusting the size and location of faces, features, and solid bodies in a design. Kubotek’s unique Direct Dimension-driven Editing function supports this approach without locking models down with modeling construction history and constraints as required in parametric solid modeling. Kubotek's flexible Direct Dimension-driven Editing approach also allows users to place dimensions anywhere on a model for use as driving or driven dimensions. Using Direct Dimension-driven Editing designers can quickly build a solid model at approximate sizes and then adjust the model to the exact size with dimensions. Neither the dimensions nor the faces involved in Direct Dimension-driven Editing are defined in advanced or built into the model. Instead, users have the flexibility to define how and what type of edit is necessary "on-the-fly".
Direct Dimension-driven Editing provides the ability to move faces, features, or bodies with linear or angular dimensions and resize features with radial dimensions. Additionally, there are optional capabilites that offers users unprecedented flexibility. These options include the ability to use neighboring dimensions as constraints, select faces with geometric relationships to the dimensioned face (co-planar, co-axial, etc.) and manually add faces and features to the operation.