How to identify dimensions that are no longer associated to elements and how to reassociate them with their elements.
If a dimension has been placed without association being applied or is association has been lost, when an element is moved or modified the dimension will not change to reflect the new measurement.
The first problem is identifying the dimensions that are no longer associated
Select 'Operation' under the heading of Category
Turn on the option 'Display Broken Associations with Different Symbology'
( The dimensions with broken association will be displayed dotted in the view )
Select the 'Find Non-Associative Dimensions'
Select the 'Zoom to next item' to locate the dimension with the problem
( The dimension will appear in the view with a dotted highlight surrounding it )
Having located the dimensions that have lost association these can be reassociated by
Alternatively : Place a fence around the design and then select the Reassociate Dimension tool and check the 'Use Fence' option in the tool settings to change multiple dimensions.
In some instances the Reassociate Dimension tool will not work so as an alternative the Modify tool can be used to modify the dimensions extension line to the point on the element. To do this :
Whilst the User Preference switch 'Display Broken Associations with Different Symbology' mentioned above can be used to override the dimensions symbology for unassociated dimension in the view, it is also possible to override when plotting. To do this :
From the Print Dialog and choose Settings > Print Attributes and turn off the option 'Print broken associations with different symbology'
It is also possible to remove a dimensions association using the Drop Association tool or 'drop association' keyin and selecting the dimension. Thus because the dimension is no longer associated its symbololgy will not be affected by broken association.