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Dimensioning "weirdness"...
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* June 05, 2009, 07:44:52 PM
Take a look at this file when it's immediately loaded into v16 build 36.7 platinum. These are diameter dimensions; and, for the first couple of seconds they're correct - then in my view the extension lines go off into n'etherland and the dimension value is wrong.

I've had several files with which this occurs.

Thanks.

Larry

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June 05, 2009, 08:05:31 PM
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Not too good. I get a warning that states: You are working with old version drafting objects. Do you want to recalculate for dimension associativity? I clicked yes and it didn't help. You might need to redimension which is something you probably didn't want to hear.


* June 05, 2009, 08:14:12 PM
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Only problem I see with your drawing is a dimension (F7.500) that occupies a space 98.391 in x 56.773 in, above and to the left of your main drawing.

Henry H

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June 05, 2009, 08:34:03 PM
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Only problem I see with your drawing is a dimension (F7.500) that occupies a space 98.391 in x 56.773 in, above and to the left of your main drawing.

Henry H

When I delete that dimension Henry, two of the other diameter dimensions shoot off out into the distance.


* June 05, 2009, 09:41:41 PM
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Only problem I see with your drawing is a dimension (F7.500) that occupies a space 98.391 in x 56.773 in, above and to the left of your main drawing.

Henry H

When I delete that dimension Henry, two of the other diameter dimensions shoot off out into the distance.

Yeah, same here, Don. What's more, after deleting it, Undo does not restore the original state of the drawing. And pasting everything into a new drawing doesn't help.

Henry H

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* June 05, 2009, 10:16:23 PM
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When I delete that dimension Henry, two of the other diameter dimensions shoot off out into the distance.

When I delete the Ø7.500 dimension, the other two Diameter dimensions move out there and now report as Ø7.500. Something wrong. Undoing the the deletion shows all three dims out there.

John R.



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* June 06, 2009, 07:29:25 PM
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Don, Henry, John... thanks for your feedback.

When I first noticed this behavior (in an earlier .dwg file), I'd assumed that something had become corrupted. Seems to occur primarily when attempting to dimension holes created with the "Hole" command.

Tried this same simplistic plate in v15.2 and there were no problems.

Larry
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* June 06, 2009, 10:21:02 PM
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Seems to occur primarily when attempting to dimension holes created with the "Hole" command.
Tried this same simplistic plate in v15.2 and there were no problems.
Larry

Do you have several Snaps running when dimensioning? I find it best to not use any snaps with Diameter, Radius and Angular dimensions (in most cases). The cursor wants to read the object and the snaps want to do something else; at least that's how I see it.

John R.


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* June 07, 2009, 03:27:01 PM
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Do you have several Snaps running when dimensioning? I find it best to not use any snaps with Diameter, Radius and Angular dimensions (in most cases). The cursor wants to read the object and the snaps want to do something else; at least that's how I see it.

John R.



Tried dimensioning the holes (the same file) with No Snaps - seems to be a good workaround for now. Again, haven't noticed this issue in v15.2.

In v16, it might be suggested to inactivate (in software) the offending snaps rather than have to remember to turn off all snaps. Note that the Center Snap *is* deactivated when Diameter, Radius or Angular dimensions are selected.

In any case, having dimensions wander off appears somewhat crude...    :-|

Thanks again.

Larry

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* June 08, 2009, 12:29:15 PM
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see my posting on May 28, 09 12:47 pm, by Frank Zangari, your problem sounds like my problem and Dave Taylor knows about this, he suggested that I bring my 15.2 version into version 16, however, it seems that wouldn't help if you are using version 16.  You should tell Dave Taylor about your problem since he is familiar with mine.

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* June 08, 2009, 04:11:56 PM
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see my posting on May 28, 09 12:47 pm, by Frank Zangari, your problem sounds like my problem and Dave Taylor knows about this, he suggested that I bring my 15.2 version into version 16, however, it seems that wouldn't help if you are using version 16.  You should tell Dave Taylor about your problem since he is familiar with mine.


Thanks Frank... I'll assume for now Dave does monitor these threads. As I mentioned, the workaround suggested by John R seems functional.

If it weren't for the knowledgeable/helpful individuals in this group, I might not be quite as understanding as I could be... :-)

Larry

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