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Drawing Dimensions
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February 27, 2018, 05:31:11 PM
I can't seem to get my drawing dimensions to work in a drawing I am working on. The drawing and model are in metric, my metric size shows as it should but my alternate is multiplied by 2. No matter what I do the alternate dims always revert to 2X scale. My views are set to 1:2 so if I start a dimension I can see the dimension is half what it should be just before I finish placing the dimension, but after lacing the alternate jumps to a scale of 2.

Last image shows I am starting out at a scale of one on my primary.

Do you see anything wrong in my dialogs? Anyone have issues like this?

Using TC 2017 24.0 61.4 Pro Platinum


* February 27, 2018, 07:57:01 PM
#1
I get the same as you Don.

Both Model & Paper Space are set to Metric.
I drew a rectangle (120×213mm) in Modelspace.
Inserted a Viewport in Paperspace and fixed the Scale to "1:2".
Set up the Dimension properties with By Drawing for Primary and "in" for Alternate.
The "inches" come out at the wrong size like yours. 120mm = 9.448819 in & 213mm = 16.771654 in.

I'd call it a BUG.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 08:14:35 PM by John R »

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* February 27, 2018, 08:55:54 PM
#2
I can't seem to get my drawing dimensions to work in a drawing I am working on. The drawing and model are in metric, my metric size shows as it should but my alternate is multiplied by 2. No matter what I do the alternate dims always revert to 2X scale. My views are set to 1:2 so if I start a dimension I can see the dimension is half what it should be just before I finish placing the dimension, but after lacing the alternate jumps to a scale of 2.

Last image shows I am starting out at a scale of one on my primary.

Do you see anything wrong in my dialogs? Anyone have issues like this?

Using TC 2017 24.0 61.4 Pro Platinum

It's automatic, Don.
see video
inches as alternate dim also displayed correctly.

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* February 28, 2018, 03:32:22 AM
#3
Looks like things went a bit off from 2015, as its OK in v21.

Also (for me) if I save a 2017 file as v21 format, then close the file and open up the file that's just been saved (again in 2017) , the alternate units are correct,  but if more dimensions are added, the new alternate units are wrong.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 03:36:47 AM by Andy H »

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February 28, 2018, 04:04:13 AM
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Thanks for confirming you see the same thing.

Dean, I am confused by your response, did you mean to say display "incorrectly"?