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Pointdump
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Overrides and Child Overrides

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09-06-2013 12:14 PM

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What is the difference between an Override and a Child Override?
Why do some sections have Override Check Boxes but no Child Override Arrows, and vice versa?
What happens when you click a Green Check Mark in the box?
What happens when you click a Red "X" on the arrow?

 

Dave

Dave
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So the green check means that decimal is an override to the value set at the dwg level.

The x in the child override means that you want all point styles to use the point style benchmark.

 

If you "accept" this then  the override will stick for the green check and the check will remain to indicate that it overrides a setting further out (parent) and the arrow (and red x) will dissappear as it will force all styles further in (children) to use benchmark.

 

this is a way to modify child settings of the parent setting globally because sometimes there are a lot of children involved. LOL

 

So

 

DRAWING Level (THE BIG DADDY-PARENT)

    POINT  (CHILD OF DWG and PARENT OF LABEL STYLES)

        LABEL STYLES (CHILD OF POINT and PARENT OF INDIVIDUALLY DEFINED LABEL STYLES)

           DESCRIPTION ONLY (JUST A CHILD)

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john.mckenzie
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Re: Overrides and Child Overrides

09-06-2013 01:01 PM in reply to: Pointdump

So the green check means that decimal is an override to the value set at the dwg level.

The x in the child override means that you want all point styles to use the point style benchmark.

 

If you "accept" this then  the override will stick for the green check and the check will remain to indicate that it overrides a setting further out (parent) and the arrow (and red x) will dissappear as it will force all styles further in (children) to use benchmark.

 

this is a way to modify child settings of the parent setting globally because sometimes there are a lot of children involved. LOL

 

So

 

DRAWING Level (THE BIG DADDY-PARENT)

    POINT  (CHILD OF DWG and PARENT OF LABEL STYLES)

        LABEL STYLES (CHILD OF POINT and PARENT OF INDIVIDUALLY DEFINED LABEL STYLES)

           DESCRIPTION ONLY (JUST A CHILD)

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Re: Overrides and Child Overrides

09-06-2013 01:05 PM in reply to: john.mckenzie

Or a picture paints a thousand words.

 

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Re: Overrides and Child Overrides

09-06-2013 01:17 PM in reply to: john.mckenzie

To further muddy the water.

 

If you click on the lock icon at any parent or child spot

 

(dwg/point/labelstyle)

 

You will not be able to modify that setting for any child instances (inwardly) from the place where you used the lock.

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Pointdump
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Re: Overrides and Child Overrides

09-06-2013 01:35 PM in reply to: john.mckenzie

John,

OK, so there can be both Overrides and Child Overrides for any property in the Feature Settings Table. That gets me a little closer. I like your "Big Daddy Parent" hierarchical explanation. Thanks for your help.

 

The lock makes sense now, too.

 

Dave

Dave
Mohave Valley, Arizona

HP DV7 Laptop
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16 GB DDR3 RAM ( 2 DIMM ) / 180 GB SSD
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