Applies a distance constraint between two subentities of a solid or of different solids, as well as between a point and cylinder or sphere.
Accessing the Command
command bar: dmdistance3d
menu bar: Parametric  3D Constraints  Distance
toolbar: 3D Constraints  Distance
ribbon:
 Solid  3D Constraints  Distance
 Surface  3D Constraints  Distance
 Assembley  3D Constraints  Distance
Quad cursor menu: Constraints  Distance
: dmDistance3d
Select a first entity or specify [Use as/WOrld/BLock]: (Select the first entity or choose an option.)
Press the TAB key to select obscured geometry.
Enter distance value <xxx.xx>: (Type the desired distance.)
Command Options
Option 
Description 
Use as 
Allows to specify how the distance must be measured between cylindrical and spherical faces. The default measurement mode is Axis. Prompts you: Specify how to use the argument [Boundary/Axis/Center/Vertex] <Axis>:  (Choose an option)

World 
Allows you to select the WCS subentity as an argument; prompts you: Select reference coordinate system subentity [Origin/X axis/Y axis/Z axis/XY plane/YZ plane/ZX plane]  (Select a reference coordinate system subentity as an argument.) 
Block 
Allows you to choose as an argument the subentity of the coordinate system of the block; prompts you: Select block reference  (Select a block reference of which the reference coordinate system will be used as an argument.) Select reference coordinate system subentity [Origin/X axis/Y axis/Z axis/XY plane/YZ plane/ZX plane]  (Select a reference coordinate system subentity as an argument.) 
Related Commands
MechanicalBrowserOpen  displays the Mechanical Browser.
DmConstraint3D  applies geometric relationships and dimensional constraints between subentities (faces, surfaces, edges, ...) of 3D entities.
DmUpdate  Forces 3d constraints to update.
DmCoincident3d  applies a coincident constraint between two edges, two faces or an edge and a face of two different solids.
DmConcentric3d  applies a concentric constraint between two cylindrical, spherical or conical surfaces.
DmFix3d  Applies a fixed constraint to a solid or to an edge or a face of a solid.
DmParallel3d  applies a parallel constraint between two faces of a solid or of different solids.
DmPerpendicular3d  applies a perpendicular constraint between two faces of a solid or of different solids.
DmRigidSet3d  Allows to define a set of entities or subentities as a rigid body.
DmTangent3d  applies a tangent constraint between a face and a curved surface of different solids.
DmAngle3d  applies an angle constraint between two faces of a solid or of different solids.
DmRadius3d  applies a radius constraint to cylindrical surfaces or circular edges.