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Keep drawing dimensions centered

Status: Under Review
by adenobel on ‎02-15-2013 07:11 AM

You can place a dimension text centered on a drawing, but if you change the length of a part the dimension text is not centered anymore. I would like to have an option to keep these dimension texts centered.

Status: Under Review
by *Expert Elite* ‎02-15-2013 09:14 AM - edited ‎02-15-2013 09:14 AM

Hi arjendenobel3640 ,


If you go to the Tools tab > Document Settings button > Drawing tab, you should find a setting called Dimension Updates.


You can set this setting to Sheet Position and Maintain Centered.

This settting retains centered dimension placement while all other dimensions maintain their positions on the sheet.


Is this what you're after?


Also, you can adjust the default placement behavior by going to the Tools tab > Application Options button > Drawing tab, and setting the Center dimension text on creation option.


See this link for a bit more on using that settting (the last paragraph sepecifically):



I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,




by Employee dan.szymanski on ‎03-19-2013 12:45 PM
Status changed to: Under Review
by adenobel on ‎03-20-2013 12:09 AM

Thanks Curtis, that did the trick.

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