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psohaney
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Inventor 2013 - missing dimensions in drawing

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05-16-2012 01:31 PM

While working with an Inventor 2013 *.idw some of the dimension lines, extension lines, and learders became invisible, even though you can still see the dimension values and even the arrow heads of the no-show dimensions.  Even when printed, the same lines are not there.  2013 Glitch???  And when is the first HotFix coming out??

Guys,

 

I think I have found an explanation for what you are seeing.

This is actually as designed and is the result of the text clipping around hatches and dimensions that we implemented in 2013. See the wiki help:

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor/enu/2013/Help/0000-What_s_N0/0001-What_s_N1/0058-Drawing58/0063-Cross_li63

 

The easiest way to explain why this happens is to look at this screenshot.
Dimensions sitting within the area designated by the green dots, will be clipped.

To avoid the issue , use smaller textboxes  or create the larger (empty) textboxes inside a draft view.

 

clipping dimensions.jpg

 

Cheers

Bob

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VinodBalasubramanian
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Re: Inventor 2013 - missing dimensions in drawing

05-21-2012 01:08 AM in reply to: psohaney

Hi,

 

Can you send us the model and the corresponding drawing to investigate further.



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05-22-2012 08:03 AM in reply to: VinodBalasubramanian
Here is the model, and the drawing. When some dimensions’ extension lines, dimension lines, etc, disappear from view. Don’t even print. *--* *PATRICK S. SOHANEY** **|** **Process Engineer* *REVSTONE INDUSTRIES, LLC* *MPI International, LLC* *Indiana** Fineblanking Division* 1200 Klöckner Drive Knox, IN 46534 OFFICE 574.772.3850 ext. 1335 FAX 574.772.2533 www.revstone.com
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Re: Inventor 2013 - missing dimensions in drawing

05-22-2012 08:15 AM in reply to: VinodBalasubramanian

Seems that when I move a dimension around, one or both of the extension lines and sometimes the dimension line disappear; you can still see the arrow head and dimension though.  I've played around a little while waiting (for 2013's first service pack... hint-hint-hint...), and noticed when I right-click and hide one of the (already hidden) extension lines, then right-click again and select "Show All Extension Lines", everything pops back one as normal.  But once you move the dimension around again, things disappear as before.

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Re: Inventor 2013 - missing dimensions in drawing

05-22-2012 09:40 AM in reply to: psohaney

You're file didn't attach to the thread.

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Re: Inventor 2013 - missing dimensions in drawing

05-22-2012 09:59 AM in reply to: mrattray

ACH! I shouldn't have replied to this thread. Now I caught the contagion, too!

 

I went to do some dimensioning for the first time in 2013 and look what I get! Lucky me. I tried the same thing psohaney said he tried, setting the ext line to hidden and then setting all ext lines visible and like him as soon as I moved it they disappeared again.

 

Some playing around has revealed that it's tied to a view being stuck in raster state. I was able to reproduce it by following the exact same steps as I used to create the first drawing. Making a different drawing on a different template with a different (much simpler) file did not reproduce it.

 

I'll play around with it and see if I can nail down exactly what the connection is here.

 

capture.jpg

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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VinodBalasubramanian
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Re: Inventor 2013 - missing dimensions in drawing

05-22-2012 09:49 PM in reply to: mrattray

Hi Guys,

 

I tested the same and couldn't able to reproduce it. Probably need a video demonstrating on what's happening at your end. This would help us to investigate further.



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Re: Inventor 2013 - missing dimensions in drawing

05-30-2012 07:42 PM in reply to: VinodBalasubramanian

Hi Guys,

 

I am working with our development on this. Can you provide a short video and as well as the problematic drawing file for us to do further testing at our end.

 

Looking forward to your replies.



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Re: Inventor 2013 - missing dimensions in drawing

05-31-2012 05:03 AM in reply to: VinodBalasubramanian

Here's a simple drawing file where I was able to replicate the problem. It seems to be tied to one of my migrated templates. I'll try to find time later in the day to make a video for you.

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Re: Inventor 2013 - missing dimensions in drawing

05-31-2012 07:57 AM in reply to: mrattray

Here's a video of it: http://s677.photobucket.com/albums/vv131/Diabolus_/Inventor/?action=view¤t=extlinevideo.mp4

It's not reliant on any combination of steps and is very easy for me and my users to reproduce, but only on that one template (posted previously).

 

 

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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