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Linking Dimension Values Using Link Values

  1. Right-click the dimension and select Link Values.
  2. In the Shared Values dialog box, select or type a Name.

    In addition to the linked variable names you create, global variables are also available for selection under Name.

    You can delete unused dimension names from the Name list. Select the name and press Delete. You cannot delete a name used by another dimension.

  3. Click OK.

    Dimension LinkedValue.gif appears with the dimension in the graphics area and in the Equations dialog box.

  4. Repeat for as many dimensions as needed.

    The values of the selected dimensions become linked. Changing any of the linked values causes the others to change.

    Example:

    link_dimension_1.gif link_dimension_2.gif

    The width and height dimensions of the block are linked. When you change the width of the block to 15, the height changes accordingly.

Important: To remove the link, right-click the dimension and select Unlink Value.


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