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preventing dimstyle overrides...

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hazardman

i've run into this quite a few times where i would open a drawing and there would be an override on the current dimstyle...i would clear the override and save the drawing...another day i would open the file and the override is created again...

 

i greatly suspect that the annotation scale is the culprit...when i check the dimstyle override the scale for dimension under the fittab is set to a number reflecting the scale...ie if the annotation is 1"=1'-0" it will be 12...if it's 1/4"=1'-0" it will be 48 etc...

 

i also noticed that an override is created after editing a dynamic block...

 

in addition to the above, the override is not created if the anotative scale is the same as the "fit" number...humm...

 

anyway, long story above, is there a variable i can set to prevent this?..

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G-Prime

"visretain" set to 1,

 

Had this problem like literally 2 days ago, my buddy across from me helped me out

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SLW210

As a helpful hint, in 2008 you can go to Express>Tools>System Variable Editor.

 

It gives a list of all the variables and what each setting does. :thumbsup:

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hazardman

visretain?..:?...that's for retaining layer changes made to an xref so i don't see how this would affect the override in the dimstyle...anyhooo, it is set to 1...i tried zero just in case but the override still happens...

 

i looked at the variable list but couldn't see anything that would control the annotation scale thus affecting the current dimstyle...

 

any other ideas?..

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hazardman

oops...thought i found something but...

 

Command:  CANNOSCALE
Enter new value for CANNOSCALE, or . for none <"3/4" = 1'-0"">: .

Cannot set CANNOSCALE to that value.
*Invalid*

 

so why does it offer "." for none?..:lol:

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SLW210
oops...thought i found something but...

 

Command:  CANNOSCALE
Enter new value for CANNOSCALE, or . for none <"3/4" = 1'-0"">: .

Cannot set CANNOSCALE to that value.
*Invalid*

so why does it offer "." for none?..:lol:

 

Who says Autodesk doesn't have a sense of humor? :lol:

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SLW210

Back to your problem at hand...

 

Are selecting 'Set Current' before leaving the Dimension Style Manager?

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hazardman

i found it!!!!

 

must be ticked off (unlike in the attached image)....i knew it was somewhere...

 

thanks for the help anyhow...

 

cheers...

found_it.jpg

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Strix
As a helpful hint, in 2008 you can go to Express>Tools>System Variable Editor.

 

It gives a list of all the variables and what each setting does. :thumbsup:

 

I'm not sure where this is going to be useful, but.....

 

Bookmarked for FAQ

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G-Prime

Hey my bad, I thought it was used for saving settings, that is all, well that is what I thought.

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SLW210
i found it!!!!

 

must be ticked off (unlike in the attached image)....i knew it was somewhere...

 

thanks for the help anyhow...

 

cheers...

 

So I guess your problem was specific to ADT. :thumbsup:

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hazardman
So I guess your problem was specific to ADT. :thumbsup:

 

why, is that option not available in vanilla?..

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SLW210
why, is that option not available in vanilla?..

 

It is not on mine that I could find.

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hazardman

humm, i just type in units and go to the scale tab...strange that this is not available as both version use annotation scales...oh, well...

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SLW210
humm, i just type in units and go to the scale tab...strange that this is not available as both version use annotation scales...oh, well...

 

Here is what I get when I type in UNITS....

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hazardman

ok...so how do you go about creating/editing annotation scales?..

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SLW210
ok...so how do you go about creating/editing annotation scales?..

 

We have a little button to push in the lower right corner

 

[ATTACH]2246[/ATTACH]

 

 

 

and hit custom, or type in _scalelist edit for this box.

 

[ATTACH]2247[/ATTACH]

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hazardman

humm...well waddayaknow...ok, then...autocad architecture only quirk...i wonder about the other verticals...

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SLW210

Yea, I like the looks of ADT's better.

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CadBrat

Hi Guys-- I'm Back! Hope you Cadsters are doing well, enjoying the autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, etc.

 

So I'm in Arch 2009 and my CANNOSCALE is set to 1/8"=1'-0" and previously my scale units were visible in my drawing. Now suddenly they're so tiny, they've disappeared (1"=1'). This keeps happening! I can force a change back to 1/8"=1'-0" each time by going into Anno Object Scale (through Properties). However, I cannot for the life of me find the Drawing Setup box that Hazardman shows above--I think the DimScale Override is killing me! I keep looking through my Dim Style Mgr. and CANNOSCALE gets me no GUI at all. Aauurrggh! Thanks in advance.

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