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Shared Values

Use shared values to link two or more dimensions without using equations or relations. When dimensions are linked in this way, any member of the group can be used as a driving dimension. Changing any one of the linked values changes all others to which it is linked.

The variable name you specify becomes the name of the linked dimensions.

Linked dimension names and their current values appear:

To link dimension values:

  1. Double-click the dimension, then in the Modify dialog box, click and select Link Value.

- or -

Right-click the dimension and select Link Values.

  1. In the 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.

  2. Click OK.

    appears with the dimension in the graphics area.

  3. 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.


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

To unlink dimension values:

Double-click the dimension, then in the Modify dialog box, click and select Unlink Value.

- or -

Right-click the dimension and select Unlink Value.


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