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nannerdw
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Change datum of ordinate dimension

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01-10-2013 11:09 AM

Is there a way to change the datum of an existing ordinate dimension?

 

I'm using AutoCAD Mechanical 2009.

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michaelsu
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Re: Change datum of ordinate dimension

01-15-2013 06:19 PM in reply to: nannerdw

If the ordinate dimensions are created by AMAUTODIM, you can use AMPOWEREDIT command to re-arrange them.

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Re: Change datum of ordinate dimension

01-22-2013 11:51 AM in reply to: nannerdw

Thanks, but AMAUTODIM is far too cumbersome for what I'm trying to do.  Each of my ordinate dimensions is connected to the base point of a block reference.  Going through the AMAUTODIM options to pick a single object nested inside each individual block reference is extremely tedious, compared to just picking each point manually.

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Re: Change datum of ordinate dimension

01-24-2013 11:08 AM in reply to: nannerdw

I figured out how to do it.  When you select an ordinate dimension, it highlights the point at its origin, which can be moved.

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