I place a new dimension with the following sequence:
Pick up dimension linear command
select start of dimension: give data point on corner of first object
select dim endpt: give data pt on cnr 2nd object
define length of xtn line: give 3rd data pt
place dim text 4th data pt
select dim endpt right click for reset (left button is data pt, centre is tentative, right is reset)
select dim endpt: pick powerselector in popped up menu
give data point in empty space
dimension, which was fully formed, just disappears.
all the above I do so fast it happens without any thinking, and the end I have nothing.
this has happend to me hundreds of times.
then, i will repeat exactly the same sequence, and it works. the dimension does not
if reset exits the command, why would the dimension disappear?
thanks for any help
That happened to me quite a few times, too - usually when I'm a bit hasty with the very last click. Could't find any connection to a potential program malfunction, only finger malfunction ;-).
too many clicks
set your dims place dims to automatic not manual
Then its ist point , 2nd point to set the width and text is instant by itself then 3d point to set the offset of dims location.
then reset to end dims placements, if chained dims slightly different jus just keep data pointing to add the next dim until you reset...
even with note tool automatic is best and in line leader set , with terminator first or text first ( good on crowded drawings)
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