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Upside down dimensions in sheet files

Upside down dimensions in sheet files

Upside down dimensions in sheet files

When I place a dimension in a reference file then I view it in the sheet file, the dimension comes in upside down.  If I drop the dimension, it comes in fine.  I would prefer if possible not to drom the dimension.  The view in the reference file is rotated.  Does anyone know if there is an easy solution or do I have to drop the dimension?


RE: Upside down dimensions in sheet files

Have you tried placing the dimension in your sheet file?
Under the pull down for ELEMENT>DIMENSION>PLACEMENT ...
Check the box that says "Reference File Units".
The "DIM" should scale to your reference file.

Hope that helps.

RE: Upside down dimensions in sheet files

Placing the dimension on the sheet file does work will, but I would prefer to dimension directly in the reference file.  I guess I tend to move the reference files around a lot especially when I have multiple details.  If I were to dimension on the sheet it would just take more time.  Thanks rkey


RE: Upside down dimensions in sheet files

I found the answer to my question, just want to share it with everyone.

If you place a fence around the dimensions and key in: FENCE FREEZE the dimensions will act as though they have been dropped and the dimesions will come in as intended.  If later you want to manipulate the dimensions you place a fence around the dimensions and key in: FENCE THAW, this will bring the dimensions back.

Thanks for your help..

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