I'm rolling my templates over to ST8 and, for convenience, copying many of the elements from my old templates into the default ST8 templates. Of course, when I do that, the old Styles come along with the elements.
I CANNOT DELETE AN OBSOLETE DIMENSION STYLE!
Usually this is because there is some geometry, callout, or other annotation that is still referencing that style. I have used the selection filters to grab all annotations, all layers are on, and everything else I can think of both drawing sheet and background sheet. How do I find where a dimension style is referenced so I can delete obsolete styles?
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It appears to have something to do with the Units and Dimension Style Mapping.
I can't seem to figure out how to eliminate the obsolete (1982) standard from the units. I can reassign and clear the mapping from the list of styles on the Dimension Mapping, but I can't seem to clear it out of the List of Values from the pop-down on the Units options.
Yes, it's there. And when selected I'm not allowed to delete it.
The only reason I recall as to why a dimension style can't be deleted is because it is being referenced somewhere.
The only location left that I can find any reference is in the Options, and I don't know how to get rid of it so I can delete the dimension style.
This, I assume, is in the file you use as a draft template? There's nothing in the background sheets? No hidden layers? I think it only appears in the options because it's in the dimstyle list and it's not deletable there because it's selected as an active style in the options. Select a wanted style in options instead and it s/b deletable in the dimstyles list.
I submitted an IR and included the questionable draft file. I think that's going to be the only way to resolve this.
I made sure my selection filters were allowing all types of elements and that all layers were shown everywhere.
On the working sheet, CTRL+A then DEL.
On the background sheets, CTRL+A then DEL.
Finally, I deleted all but the default layer.
Basically, it is an empty file and still I cannot delete that dimension style.
Did you try my suggestion to unselect that style as the active style in options?
I got a response to my IR. It has been appended to an existing ER (7449807) that basically says if a dimension style was used in a template, it can't be deleted. I'll have to migrate my templates over in a different fashion to avoid copying that style or just live with the extra style.
I don't understand that. I can delete styles in my template.
I just used a dimension style in my template. Then I deleted the dimensions, selected a different active style in options, then deleted the style I previously used.
I agree, there seems to be a bigger issue going on. There seems to be no reason I shouldn't be able to delete the style.