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tony.rainsberger
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Locking the display location of sketch dimensions

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01-15-2014 04:34 AM

Hello,  I making a rather complicated sketch in Inventor to send to a laser cutter.  I want to place and lock the location of displayed sketch dimensions; however, Inventor automatically reorients these display locations frequently (ie when I finish the sketch, move around nearby dimensions, add additional elements to the sketch, etc).  Is this behavior controlled by a default setting?  If so, where can I find this setting?  Thanks in advance for any advice.

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JDMather
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Re: Locking the display location of sketch dimensions

01-15-2014 05:32 AM in reply to: tony.rainsberger

Do you need to see the dimensions?

Maybe convert to a Sketch Block.

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Re: Locking the display location of sketch dimensions

01-15-2014 05:40 AM in reply to: tony.rainsberger

Hi Tony,

No, but what you can do is copy the sketch to a drawing and rearange the dimensions there.  In the drawing they will stay where you place them.

 

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Re: Locking the display location of sketch dimensions

01-16-2014 09:10 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Thanks Scott.  That works like a charm and has application for a wide range of situations.

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Re: Locking the display location of sketch dimensions

01-16-2014 09:17 AM in reply to: tony.rainsberger

You're most welcome.  Glad it worked out for you.  :smileyhappy:

 

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