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Lock Dimension Position on Drawings in SW2010 SP3.0

Lock Dimension Position on Drawings in SW2010 SP3.0

(OP)
Greetings

Is there a way to lock the position of dimensions after placing them on drawing views?

My dimensions always move after placing tolerances or other notes.

Please see attached pics for clarity.

  
 

RE: Lock Dimension Position on Drawings in SW2010 SP3.0

I have run into this before; in my research I could not find a way to accomplish this. Maybe someone else has a trick or roundabout way but unfortunately there is nothing as simple as an anchor button the dimension property manager.

RE: Lock Dimension Position on Drawings in SW2010 SP3.0

I think I have a workaround. Just select the undo button right after you exit the dimension function.  

Colin Fitzpatrick (aka Macduff)
Mechanical Designer
Solidworks 2010 SP 3.1
Dell 490 XP Pro SP 2
Xeon CPU 3.00 GHz 3.00 GB of RAM
nVida Quadro FX 3450 512 MB
3D Connexion-SpaceExplorer

RE: Lock Dimension Position on Drawings in SW2010 SP3.0

Or just deselect the RDM option before placing the dimensions.

RE: Lock Dimension Position on Drawings in SW2010 SP3.0

CBL...where's the RDM option at? Are saying "random option"? FYI.....this also happens when modifying dimensions. Example: IF I need to make my dimensions basic, I select (hold ctrl)my dimensions, use the drop down, then hit the check box to exit the command. The dimensions still move around.

Colin Fitzpatrick (aka Macduff)
Mechanical Designer
Solidworks 2010 SP 3.1
Dell 490 XP Pro SP 2
Xeon CPU 3.00 GHz 3.00 GB of RAM
nVida Quadro FX 3450 512 MB
3D Connexion-SpaceExplorer

RE: Lock Dimension Position on Drawings in SW2010 SP3.0

RDM = Rapid Dimension Manipulator

RE: Lock Dimension Position on Drawings in SW2010 SP3.0

Also, if the RDM is enabled, but find the selection circle is blocking your view, hitting the Escape key will remove it, but keep you in the dimensioning mode.  

RE: Lock Dimension Position on Drawings in SW2010 SP3.0

Get SW2010 SP4.....

Anna Wood
Core i7 EE965, FirePro V8700, 12 Gb RAM, OCZ Vertex 120 Gb SSD, Dell 3008WFP 30" Monitor
SW2010 SP2.1, Windows 7 x64
http://www.solidmuse.com
http://www.phxswug.com

RE: Lock Dimension Position on Drawings in SW2010 SP3.0

Time to update ... it was introduced in SP4.0
 

RE: Lock Dimension Position on Drawings in SW2010 SP3.0

Well why didn't you say so.....

LOL

Colin Fitzpatrick (aka Macduff)
Mechanical Designer
Solidworks 2010 SP 3.1
Dell 490 XP Pro SP 2
Xeon CPU 3.00 GHz 3.00 GB of RAM
nVida Quadro FX 3450 512 MB
3D Connexion-SpaceExplorer

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