AutoCAD Mechanical General Discussion

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jbhammerton
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-17-2010
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Dimension grips move when they shouldn't

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09-25-2012 01:31 PM

Sometimes when moving or filleting an object that is dimensioned, the dimension grips move to points other than where I put them.  It usually happens on polylines that are open or complex in shape.  It's rather annoying as I have to then move my dimensions back to where I wanted them (original points are still there), and sometimes the beginning and ending grips for a dimension move to the same point, changing the dimension to zero, rendering it useless.  The dimension has to then be deleted & redrawn.  It's a small thing but still frustrating.  Anyone have any suggestions to remedy this? 

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andrew30
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Registered: ‎08-23-2011
Message 2 of 6 (252 Views)

Re: Dimension grips move when they shouldn't

09-27-2012 05:17 AM in reply to: jbhammerton

I remember having the same issue. Maybe associativity setting can help but it didn't work in my case.

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michaelsu
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Message 3 of 6 (213 Views)

Re: Dimension grips move when they shouldn't

10-01-2012 07:41 PM in reply to: jbhammerton

Hi,

There is a known issue that grip of power dimension on a arc after apply REVERSE command. Can you please try it without using REVERSE?

 

Also, what about use AutoCAD dimension commands?

Thanks.
Michael Su
SQA Engineer
Autodesk
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jbhammerton
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Registered: ‎09-17-2010
Message 4 of 6 (204 Views)

Re: Dimension grips move when they shouldn't

10-02-2012 08:24 AM in reply to: jbhammerton

I'm not sure how to change associativity settings, but that seems to make sense.  How do I change them?  I tried looking in the dim style manager but didn't see anything about associativity in there.

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jbhammerton
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Message 5 of 6 (203 Views)

Re: Dimension grips move when they shouldn't

10-02-2012 08:27 AM in reply to: michaelsu

I'm unfamiliar with the "reverse" command, I haven't ever used it.  I also do not use power dimensions, just standard AutoCAD dimensions.  Most of the objects I've had trouble with are polylines or regular lines rather than arcs.

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andrew30
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Registered: ‎08-23-2011
Message 6 of 6 (196 Views)

Re: Dimension grips move when they shouldn't

10-02-2012 11:34 AM in reply to: jbhammerton

Associativity setting is laying around in some convoluted maze of inanity. The zoomin/zoomout commands are linkaged to my middle mouse button making things way too easy ; or easier than said things should be, i suppose.

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