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Dimension Style Default

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06-29-2011 02:08 PM

I have created a variety of dimension styles in IV12. Is there a way to change one of the styles that I created to the default style?

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Re: Dimension Style Default

06-29-2011 07:37 PM in reply to: BCrosby

Make it the active style in your template.

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Re: Dimension Style Default

06-30-2011 04:50 AM in reply to: BCrosby

The active Object Defaults style determines the default dimension styles for each different type of dimesion (linear, radius, diameter, ordinate, etc.)

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Re: Dimension Style Default

07-01-2011 11:27 AM in reply to: sbixler



I changed things in the styles manager so that when I use a particular type of dimension (Baselin, Ordinate, Chain, etc.) I now get the dimension style that I desire. What I can't seem to find is what controls the dimension style that is activated when you just use the general dimension button. I still get the "by standard" inventor default. I would like to have this button activate one of my dimension styles.




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Re: Dimension Style Default

07-01-2011 12:07 PM in reply to: BCrosby

Sounds like you were on the right track in the Style & Standard editor, you just didn't change enough.


Check your Object Default settings for the following:

Angle Dimensions

Linear Dimensions

Diameter Dimensions

Radial Dimensions



These are the ones that are created by the General Dimension command, so changing them to your desired default style should get you what you want.

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