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Change layout of dimensions


Usually I place my dimensions in different layers than the graphical objects (e.g.
lines) to be able to hide them easily. Unfortunately, it often happens, that I forget
to change the active layer and then the dimensions are defined in the wrong one.
For graphical objects like lines it is easy to change the layer (right click, Properties
and select the new layer in the occurring dialog). For the dimensions there is no
such layer combobox in the occurring properties dialog, so the only option I have
is to delete the dimensions in the wrong layer and add them again in the right one.
Is there a simpler alternative to change the layer of the dimensions? Thanks in
advance.
Mike
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Re: Change layout of dimensions

1.. Show the edgebar using TOOLS>>>EDGEBAR.
2.. Select the LAYERS tab.
3.. Select the dimensions that you want to move to a different layer.
4.. Select the MOVE ELEMENTS button on the LAYERS tab of the EDGEBAR.
5.. Select the layer that you want to move them to.
6.. Click OK.

This is also a good place to use SMARTSELECT to select all of the dimensions
at one time.


HTH
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Lochinvar Corporation
300 Maddox Simpson Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37090
Phone: (615)-889-8901 Ext: 2233
Fax: (615)-882-2962
Email: nmenne@lochinvar.com





"Mike L." wrote in message
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> Usually I place my dimensions in different layers than the graphical
> objects (e.g.
> lines) to be able to hide them easily. Unfortunately, it often happens,
> that I forget
> to change the active layer and then the dimensions are defined in the
> wrong one.
> For graphical objects like lines it is easy to change the layer (right
> click, Properties
> and select the new layer in the occurring dialog). For the dimensions
> there is no
> such layer combobox in the occurring properties dialog, so the only option
> I have
> is to delete the dimensions in the wrong layer and add them again in the
> right one.
>
> Is there a simpler alternative to change the layer of the dimensions?
> Thanks in
> advance.
>
> Mike


Re: Change layout of dimensions


Thank you very much! That was the answer I was looking for.
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Cheers,
Mike
"Neil Menne" wrote:
> 1.. Show the edgebar using TOOLS>>>EDGEBAR.
> 2.. Select the LAYERS tab.
> 3.. Select the dimensions that you want to move to a different layer.
> 4.. Select the MOVE ELEMENTS button on the LAYERS tab of the EDGEBAR.
> 5.. Select the layer that you want to move them to.
> 6.. Click OK.
>
>
>This is also a good place to use SMARTSELECT to select all of the dimensions
>
>at one time.
>
>
>
>
>
>HTH
>
>--
>Neil Menne
>Sr. CAD Designer
>
>Lochinvar Corporation
>300 Maddox Simpson Parkway
>Lebanon, TN 37090
>Phone: (615)-889-8901 Ext: 2233
>Fax: (615)-882-2962
>Email: nmenne@lochinvar.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>"Mike L." wrote in message
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>>
>> Usually I place my dimensions in different layers than the graphical
>> objects (e.g.
>> lines) to be able to hide them easily. Unfortunately, it often happens,

>
>> that I forget
>> to change the active layer and then the dimensions are defined in the
>> wrong one.
>> For graphical objects like lines it is easy to change the layer (right
>> click, Properties
>> and select the new layer in the occurring dialog). For the dimensions
>> there is no
>> such layer combobox in the occurring properties dialog, so the only option

>
>> I have
>> is to delete the dimensions in the wrong layer and add them again in the

>
>> right one.
>>
>> Is there a simpler alternative to change the layer of the dimensions?
>> Thanks in
>> advance.
>>
>> Mike

>
>

Re: Change layout of dimensions

I found this 3 year old thread with a search. I was wondering if the answer is still valid as I cannot locate an 'edgebar' command or option. The only thing that I see under 'Tools' are the Variables, alignment indicator, and Markup. Or am I looking in the wrong place?

Thanks
Rich

Re: Change layout of dimensions

This is an old thread.
What specifically are you looking for?
What version of the software are you running?
Regards,
Rick B.
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> I found this 3 year old thread with a search. I was wondering if the
> answer is still valid as I cannot locate an 'edgebar' command or option.
> The only thing that I see under 'Tools' are the Variables, alignment
> indicator, and Markup. Or am I looking in the wrong place?
>
> Thanks
> Rich
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Re: Change layout of dimensions

Rick
I am running ST3. I would like to see what layer my dimensions are on and if there is a way to move them to another layer.

Note: I have been putting my dimensions on the worksheets instead of the 2d model. Is that the correct way. Or should the dimensions stay on the 2d model?

Thanks
Rich