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cadbro
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Dimensions in Paperspace

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08-26-2010 11:57 PM

Why is it that some dimensions in a viewport are out of sync with the rest of the dimensions? Eg. a correct dimension is 240, but the next time you dimension the same distance, you get 24 as a dimension figure?

Also, in a long run of continued dimensions one or two of the dimensions is out of scale?

I have tried making all dimension Annotative, same dimstyle, etc.

I think sometimes Autocad forgets that it is in a viewport, so some dimensions are correct to the viewport scale while others are to the limits of the paper size?

if we are talking about the dims on the side view then the 200mm is the measurement of the model correct and the 20mm above it is the measurement of the 200 dim which is not the dist of the model but the dist on the paper

 

ensure that you dim the model not the paper space entities

 

keith

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BernardMadoff
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Re: Dimensions in Paperspace

08-27-2010 12:27 AM in reply to: cadbro

240 becomes 24.....this would suggest your dimscale setting is out by a factor of 10.

 

are you dimensioning in paperspace or the modelspace of the viewport?

 

annotative dimensions are for model space not paperspace

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cadbro
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Re: Dimensions in Paperspace

08-27-2010 12:57 AM in reply to: BernardMadoff

I am dimensioning in paperspace, the viewport scale is set to 1:10, but it is strange that some dimensions in the viewport are correct while others are out of scale by a factor of 10 even though all dimensions are in the same viewport.

Annotative just ensures that all dimensions in both model and paperspace have the correct scale and same text size.

 

Any other suggestions? Thanx.

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BernardMadoff
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Re: Dimensions in Paperspace

08-27-2010 01:03 AM in reply to: cadbro

are you sure all dimensions are using the same dimension style?

 

check the DIMSCALE value for one of the correct dimensions and for one of the incorrect dimensions to verify they are the same

 

are you using associative dimensioning? if yes are ALL your dimensions associateive? if some are and some are not and you are using the same dimension style AutoCAD will get confused and strange things sometimes occur... 

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cadbro
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Re: Dimensions in Paperspace

08-27-2010 01:13 AM in reply to: BernardMadoff

Dimscale setting for the entire drawing is set at 1 and all dimensions in the viewport are done using the same dimstyle. Each viewport is set at its own required scale. All dimensions are Associative.

 

So yes, I'm a bit frustrated now.

 

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BernardMadoff
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Re: Dimensions in Paperspace

08-27-2010 01:15 AM in reply to: cadbro

may be look at dimregen, dimreassociate, dimdisassociate to see if running or changing any of these has any impact on the dimensions.....may be do this on a copy of one of your files though.

 

e mail the file, highlighting a couple of the incorrect dimensions may be

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cadbro
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Re: Dimensions in Paperspace

08-27-2010 01:34 AM in reply to: BernardMadoff

See attached file. Note dim 200 is also 20 in the same viewport for the same distance. Weird.

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BernardMadoff
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Re: Dimensions in Paperspace

08-27-2010 01:59 AM in reply to: cadbro

send the CAD file, friggin doc file is no use to anyone except the secretary

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Re: Dimensions in Paperspace

08-27-2010 02:06 AM in reply to: BernardMadoff
 
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Re: Dimensions in Paperspace

08-27-2010 03:29 AM in reply to: cadbro

if we are talking about the dims on the side view then the 200mm is the measurement of the model correct and the 20mm above it is the measurement of the 200 dim which is not the dist of the model but the dist on the paper

 

ensure that you dim the model not the paper space entities

 

keith

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