Dimension the width between circles

Bill Kulpa 6 years ago in Metrology Software / PC-DMIS updated by neil kay 4 years ago 1

Add the ability in the distance dimensioning to be able to report the width of an O ring groove between two circles.

I can see some pitfalls with this, especially if the circles aren't concentric...

(CIR1.DIAM-CIR2.DIAM)/2 would give you the width of the groove regardless of the position of the circles, but if you are certain they are concentric, then sure.

A function like this could be dangerous, depending on (knowledge of) the operator using it.

Then again, diameter + concentric evaluation combined into one function could give you a max/min type of (calculated) distance (discarding roundness of the diameters).