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    I am not sure if this is the correct subforum to post this in, so move it if I am incorrect.

    So I have a drawing, and I was experiencing the following problem. My layout scale is set to 1:75. I would place my dimensions in paperspace, and they came out correct. However, next, when I move the dimensions within paperspace, the dimscalelinear value squares itself (in this case, it turns into 5625, or 75 squared).

    Does anyone know what is causing this to happen. As best I can tell it does not happen to every dimension, just some.

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    The actual file? I'm not sure that I can as it has information about my plant in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilarson007 View Post
    I am not sure if this is the correct subforum to post this in, so move it if I am incorrect.

    So I have a drawing, and I was experiencing the following problem. My layout scale is set to 1:75. I would place my dimensions in paperspace, and they came out correct. However, next, when I move the dimensions within paperspace, the dimscalelinear value squares itself (in this case, it turns into 5625, or 75 squared).

    Does anyone know what is causing this to happen. As best I can tell it does not happen to every dimension, just some.
    What is dimscalelinear? I seem to not have one.

    When you move paperspace dimensions, they sometimes become disassociated from the modelspace objects and give you the paperspace dimension. The squaring is probably just a math coincidence.

    1:75? That is an uncommon scale, not that it has anything to do with this issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana W View Post
    When you move paperspace dimensions, they sometimes become disassociated from the modelspace objects and give you the paperspace dimension. The squaring is probably just a math coincidence.

    1:75? That is an uncommon scale, not that it has anything to do with this issue.
    Yeah, that is just the scale that fit my drawing into my layout correctly.

    Let me clarify what I meant by moving my dimension. I just mean that I am moving the location of the numbers in the dimension, not the points that the dimension is "reading" from. Also, I snap to the same point for a lot of my dimensions, but I am not convinced all the time that the dimension snaps to the say corner of a rectangle, or if it is snapping to the node of another dimension that has snapped to the same corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilarson007 View Post
    Yeah, that is just the scale that fit my drawing into my layout correctly.
    Using non-standard scales, just because it fits your layout, can lead to trouble.

    Quote Originally Posted by ilarson007 View Post
    Also, I snap to the same point for a lot of my dimensions, but I am not convinced all the time that the dimension snaps to the say corner of a rectangle, or if it is snapping to the node of another dimension that has snapped to the same corner.
    Use OSNAP overrides to ensure you are snapping to the proper point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilarson007 View Post
    I just mean that I am moving the location of the numbers in the dimension, not the points that the dimension is "reading" from. Also, I snap to the same point for a lot of my dimensions, but I am not convinced all the time that the dimension snaps to the say corner of a rectangle, or if it is snapping to the node of another dimension that has snapped to the same corner.
    Yeah, those two things can cause the disassociation. I usually turn nodes off, unless I really, really need one. And I use annotative modelspace dimensions. Paperspace dimensions are rife with quicksand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana W View Post
    What is dimscalelinear? I seem to not have one.


    In the properties window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana W View Post
    Yeah, those two things can cause the disassociation. I usually turn nodes off, unless I really, really need one. And I use annotative modelspace dimensions. Paperspace dimensions are rife with quicksand.
    I always found it easiest to dimension in paper space, because you can have different layout scales and not have to worry about trying to get a dimension size that works in multiple scales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDraw View Post
    Using non-standard scales, just because it fits your layout, can lead to trouble.
    Yeah, the only other options were 1:50 and 1:100. Neither worked....

    Quote Originally Posted by RobDraw View Post
    Use OSNAP overrides to ensure you are snapping to the proper point.

    I know how to do that, but I guess I just didn't?

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