Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.


Stretch dimension in DraftSight

Stretch dimension in DraftSight

I can’t stretch copied dimension in DraftSight 2017. Does anybody have the same problem and does anyone knows how to fix this?

I have been using DraftSight for a few months before march 1st 2017. It was an older version (I think 2013) and everything worked fine. After I installed 2017 (beginning march) some commands and operations did not function as they were before. For instance: if I copy a dimension in a drawing, I am not able to stretch it any more. It’s like it gets frozen and it only goes for the copied dimensions. I don’t mean with the function “stretch”, that one works fine. I mean when I want to take the blue dot at the end of extension dimension line and drag it to some other point I get an “error” message on a command line. I tried to install the HotFix but it seems it doesn’t want to work with already installed 2017 version.
Please, how do I fix this?

RE: Stretch dimension in DraftSight

The 2017 version available for download includes the hotfix.
I have not tried to duplicate your problem, but I suggest that you ask in the Draftsight forum.

DASSAULT: DraftSight
(1209 members)
forum1480: DASSAULT: DraftSight -

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Stretch dimension in DraftSight

I thought I WAS on forum.. (?)

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


eBook: Metal 3D Printing
Metal can provide strength like no other material can and, throughout our history on Earth, humans have learned to harness metals for ever greater specialized applications, from radiation shielding on spacecraft to conductive components on circuits. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close