How to use reference dimension in design of other parts

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I have a part designed with a contour within it. I would like to "cover" it with another part. For this i created a reference dimension in the initial sketch for extrusion.

But how can I use this dimension in the design of another part?

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In your expressions list you can create interpart expressions to other parts
You can use to expressions to control your sketch.
Please keep in mind that for this to work accurate, you need to set the interpart updates in your load options.
Otherwise the parts will not update immmediately when something has changed in the parent part.
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Thanks for your reply. The problem I face is the following: I have a reference length. And those are only provide me a value which a cannot use in the way you described it?!?
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