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Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

As I am drawing an object and establishing dimensions, unless I use the dimension command to hold those physical dimensions andmake changes to the object, those dimensions that I have not specified are likely to change.  Two questions:

1.  Is it necessary to place all dimensions on a drawing as it is being sketched in order to hold the dimensions in place?

2.  If number 1 is not the case, why are my drawings changing size as I make changes to other areas?


I expect I just don't fully understand the workings of this software, (it is certainly different than AutoCad), but I would really appreciate any help that you can provide.




Re: Dimensions

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi Jim,


One thing to remember, as it is in AutoCAD, the dimensions used in the 2D Model, will not read well when placing scaled views [ACAD ref: "view ports"] on your working sheets.


When dimensioning to control your 2D Model, I would place them on the "Auto Hide" layer, then they won't be visible anywhere exept your master model view.



Let me know if you want me to post an example. [be aware, I'm on ST8 though]

Sean Cresswell
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