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KFrankenberger
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Breaking dim extension lines as they cross over other dim extension lines...

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11-29-2011 07:54 AM

I'm using Inventor 2011 and I can't figure out how to set my dimension settings so it breaks the dimension extension lines automatically when crossing over other dimension extension lines.  I saw that others say it just happens, but it is not "just happening" for me.  Can someone explain how to set my dimensions so when dimension lines cross each other one of them automatically breaks?

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sbixler
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Re: Breaking dim extension lines as they cross over other dim extension lines...

12-04-2011 05:49 PM in reply to: KFrankenberger

In 2011 (and 2012), extension lines only break around dimension text.  I've never seen them break around other extension or dimension lines.

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KFrankenberger
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Re: Breaking dim extension lines as they cross over other dim extension lines...

12-05-2011 10:05 AM in reply to: KFrankenberger

That is unfortiunate. So I guess there is no way to break them? In regular AutoCAD (haven't used it in a while but I used 2008, I think) you exploded dimensions and could adjust them however you wanted after you exploded them.

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t_pcoll
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Re: Breaking dim extension lines as they cross over other dim extension lines...

12-07-2011 06:47 AM in reply to: KFrankenberger

Hi, there was a logged a WISH item for that (DID#924303). I have added your comments to the defect.

 

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Ladislav

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KFrankenberger
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Re: Breaking dim extension lines as they cross over other dim extension lines...

12-07-2011 08:22 AM in reply to: t_pcoll

Does that mean next time they make a new version of Inventor they might consider adding the ability to explode dimensions so you can break dim lines around each other manually?

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vakhtang
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Re: Breaking dim extension lines as they cross over other dim extension lines...

12-07-2011 10:24 AM in reply to: KFrankenberger

actually, there is "dimbreak" command in autocad for that :smileyhappy:

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KFrankenberger
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Re: Breaking dim extension lines as they cross over other dim extension lines...

12-07-2011 10:42 AM in reply to: vakhtang

Is there a "dimbreak" command in Inventor for that? I couldn't find one.

 

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prem
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Re: Breaking dim extension lines as they cross over other dim extension lines...

11-15-2012 08:19 PM in reply to: KFrankenberger

still waiting for the solution is it available in 2013

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enigma
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Re: Breaking dim extension lines as they cross over other dim extension lines...

09-27-2013 01:52 PM in reply to: prem

Nothing so far that I find in version 2013.

Perhaps by the next century Autodesk might hire a programmer who has actually taken some kind of drafting class.

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Cadmanto
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Re: Breaking dim extension lines as they cross over other dim extension lines...

09-27-2013 02:16 PM in reply to: enigma

Have you tried searching in the Inventor IdeaStation to see if this has been suggested?  If you cannot find anything there, create one.  I know the guys at Autodesk monitor there.

 

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