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Dimensions are not associative despite association lock being switched ON.With association lock ON, dimensions still are placed as non-associative dimensions.Product: MicroStation V8iVersion: 08.11.07.171Area: Dimensions, Association
Tool settings: check Associative option.When starting a dimensioning command, the tool settings dialog should pop up.By clicking the little black triangle in the lower right corner of that, additional options will be shown. (see arrow 1)
Those options are meant to override the settings in the chosen dimension style including the association lock (see arrow 2).
In order to place an associative dimension, both Association options should be checked in Settings > Locks (see picture below)
as well as in the Tool Settings override i.e. the Dimension Dialog shown first.Next to the override setting, compatible dimensions should be set to OFF, key in:set compatible off
Use File>Save Settings to keep this status for next drawing/modeling sessions as well.