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Inventor 2013 - missing dimensions in drawing

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05-16-2012 01:31 PM

While working with an Inventor 2013 *.idw some of the dimension lines, extension lines, and learders became invisible, even though you can still see the dimension values and even the arrow heads of the no-show dimensions.  Even when printed, the same lines are not there.  2013 Glitch???  And when is the first HotFix coming out??

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05-21-2012 01:08 AM in reply to: psohaney

Hi,

 

Can you send us the model and the corresponding drawing to investigate further.



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05-22-2012 08:03 AM in reply to: VinodBalasubramanian
Here is the model, and the drawing. When some dimensions’ extension lines, dimension lines, etc, disappear from view. Don’t even print. *--* *PATRICK S. SOHANEY** **|** **Process Engineer* *REVSTONE INDUSTRIES, LLC* *MPI International, LLC* *Indiana** Fineblanking Division* 1200 Klöckner Drive Knox, IN 46534 OFFICE 574.772.3850 ext. 1335 FAX 574.772.2533 www.revstone.com
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05-22-2012 08:15 AM in reply to: VinodBalasubramanian

Seems that when I move a dimension around, one or both of the extension lines and sometimes the dimension line disappear; you can still see the arrow head and dimension though.  I've played around a little while waiting (for 2013's first service pack... hint-hint-hint...), and noticed when I right-click and hide one of the (already hidden) extension lines, then right-click again and select "Show All Extension Lines", everything pops back one as normal.  But once you move the dimension around again, things disappear as before.

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05-22-2012 09:40 AM in reply to: psohaney

You're file didn't attach to the thread.

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05-22-2012 09:59 AM in reply to: mrattray

ACH! I shouldn't have replied to this thread. Now I caught the contagion, too!

 

I went to do some dimensioning for the first time in 2013 and look what I get! Lucky me. I tried the same thing psohaney said he tried, setting the ext line to hidden and then setting all ext lines visible and like him as soon as I moved it they disappeared again.

 

Some playing around has revealed that it's tied to a view being stuck in raster state. I was able to reproduce it by following the exact same steps as I used to create the first drawing. Making a different drawing on a different template with a different (much simpler) file did not reproduce it.

 

I'll play around with it and see if I can nail down exactly what the connection is here.

 

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05-22-2012 09:49 PM in reply to: mrattray

Hi Guys,

 

I tested the same and couldn't able to reproduce it. Probably need a video demonstrating on what's happening at your end. This would help us to investigate further.



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05-30-2012 07:42 PM in reply to: VinodBalasubramanian

Hi Guys,

 

I am working with our development on this. Can you provide a short video and as well as the problematic drawing file for us to do further testing at our end.

 

Looking forward to your replies.



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05-31-2012 05:03 AM in reply to: VinodBalasubramanian

Here's a simple drawing file where I was able to replicate the problem. It seems to be tied to one of my migrated templates. I'll try to find time later in the day to make a video for you.

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05-31-2012 07:57 AM in reply to: mrattray

Here's a video of it: http://s677.photobucket.com/albums/vv131/Diabolus_/Inventor/?action=view¤t=extlinevideo.mp4

It's not reliant on any combination of steps and is very easy for me and my users to reproduce, but only on that one template (posted previously).

 

 

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