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when distance between is blue and won't let me make change to a dimension.

does it mean when distance between is blue and won't let me make change dimension
Scenario I have 13" x 18" square and smaller 1.200 x 1.175" I make small square 4" from
left side 5" from bottom
Distance between is not letting me chance the dimension it blue colored
need help fining the setting for problem
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Re: when distance between is blue and won't let me make change to a dimension.

Dimensions may have two states.
1. Driving - Typically a black/white dimension.
It depends on what background color you use.
A driving dimension can mbe used to manupulate geometry.
2. Driven - Typically green dimension.
It may look blue on a black background.
A driven dimension cannot drive geometry.
The dimension itself is driven by other dimensions.
An easy example to demonstrate this is to place a horizontal line.
Make sure that Maintain Relationships id enabled or you will not get driving
dimensions.
Place a dimension on the line to control the length of the line.
This will be a driving dimension.
Place another dimension on the same line and pull it off on the other side.
This will be a driven dimension.
Dimensions are constraints. They help hold geometry together at specified
values.
Overconstrained conditions are not allowed. Both dimensions cannot control
the length of the line.
This would be an overconstrained condition.
There is only one length definition which is controled by the first
dimension placed.
In your case look at the other dimensions and see if there are other
dimensions that would control the position that needs to be modified.
You can check to see if the dimension can be changed to driving by clicking
on the dimension.
There is a pad lock button on the dimension command ribbon.
It will be poped up. See if you can press the button.
If it does not cause an overconstrained condition, it should allow you to
press the button down.
I hope this helps.
Rick B.

Re: when distance between is blue and won't let me make change to a dimension.

It is locked and can't chance is there unlock?

Re: when distance between is blue and won't let me make change to a dimension.

Can you send the file to me?
You can respond directly to me instead of to the newsgroup.
Add a callout itentifying the dimension with the problem.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: when distance between is blue and won't let me make change to a dimension.

what is a callout?
i tired to send attached file but i got was a no vailded file when first did a post.

Re: when distance between is blue and won't let me make change to a dimension.

A callout is a label (note) with a leader.
It is in the Annotation command group.
When you reply, reply directly to me, not the newsgroup.
It should allow you to attach.
Rick B.

Re: when distance between is blue and won't let me make change to a dimension.

can't find Annotation command group

Re: when distance between is blue and won't let me make change to a dimension.

Click on the Home tab at the top.
The command groups from left to right are:
Clipboard
Select
Draw
Relate
IntelliSketch
Dimension
Annotation - here it is!!!
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: when distance between is blue and won't let me make change to a dimension.

Click on home tap ( it didn't look like a tap)
what I see is

User cp,New posts,Blogs,Community seach,Quick links,Faq Calender translation
from left to right is private SE Free2D and Last Post

from left to right is What's going on and upcoming events (next 90 days)

This from the new interface

Re: when distance between is blue and won't let me make change to a dimension.

I was refering to the user interface in 2D Drafting,
not in this newsgroup.
You asked where the callout command was.
It's not here.
Rick B.