Creo Parametric Tip: How to Convert a Diameter Dimension to a Linear Dimension in a Drawing

When detailing a Creo drawing, you can convert a diameter dimension to a linear dimension or convert a linear dimension that denotes diameter of geometry to a diameter dimension.

Step 1.  Select the diameter dimension that you want to convert to linear.

Step 2.  Hold and press down the right mouse button and click on the Show as linear option.


It is notable to mention that you cannot convert a linear dimension like the depth of an extrusion to a diameter dimension.


Here is a short video demonstrating this tip: 


Additional information about annotation functionality is taught in the Rand 3D Introduction to Solid Modeling and Design Documentation and Detailing classes.



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Natasha Reaves

Technical Training Engineer<br><br>As a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, Natasha served as a mechanic in the U.S. Army National Guard and worked as a mechanical designer for a multinational telecommunications and data networking equipment manufacturer. Her love of CAD manifests at Rand 3D, where she enjoys teaching Creo Parametric and CATIA training classes. She holds certification from Dassault Systèmes as a CATIA V5 Expert Mechanical Designer and Certified Surface Design Associate.

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