View Full Version : How to maintain dimension style
10th Aug 2011, 04:17 pm
Hello: I'd like to set my dimension style so that it will remain the same all the time.
Here's what I'm doing so far:
Click Format menu--> Dimension style-->pick dimension that will be changed.
Choose Modify--> click text--> then insert text height. Click to set current.
When I do this, it works till I close my drawing; however, when I re-open Cad, I have to do this all over again. How can I retain my settings?
Thanks for your help,
ps...I'm using Autocad mechanical 09
10th Aug 2011, 04:20 pm
Are you using a custom template or are you using the built-in default template?
Are you saying it is changing in a particular file - or when you start a new file?
10th Aug 2011, 04:21 pm
Hello: I'm using the built-in default template.
11th Aug 2011, 07:47 pm
Proctor, when you make changes to the Dimension Style, you're only changing it for that drawing. In order for those settings to be retained when you start a new drawing, you have to save the drawing as a template. You can also import your custom dimension styles from another drawing with Design Center (as long as the Dimstyle has a different name than those that already exist in the target drawing)
11th Aug 2011, 08:18 pm
For your consideration and building on what nestly said you might want to create a custom template with all your layers, linetypes, dimension styles, text styles, system variables, etc. and use it whenever you start a new drawing. Think of the time you'll save. You'll amaze your co-workers and your boss will think you're a genius, give you a promotion and a big raise to boot!
11th Aug 2011, 08:38 pm
Thank you for your suggestions. As suggested, I built a custom template to use when I start a new drawing.....and everything's working great now!!
11th Aug 2011, 09:21 pm
Think of the time you'll save. You'll amaze your co-workers and your boss will think you're a genius, give you a promotion and a big raise to boot!
Imagine how wealthy you'd be if you got a percentage of all the added productivity resulting from your help/tips.
12th Aug 2011, 12:02 am
But I am wealthy. Look at all the people I have gotten to meet and interact with, like yourself, over the past 6 years. Priceless.
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