Posted Thu, 15 Oct 2015 00:27:10 GMT by Lawrence Puckett
In the creation of detail sheets I remove and add dimensions as needed by our clients. Straight beams and columns I don't really need to do this often, but for stairs and handrails I do this more often. However, say for instance I have to change the model for some reason, client asks for it or new information is given that requires a change, so I change the model. That in itself is not an issue. The problem arises when I go back to the sheets and have to update them, either for part number or the actual detail. After the drawing update has been performed, either in the Document Manager or with the Update Detail tool in the Labels & Dimensions tab most, if not all the dimensions that I've added get removed and other dimensions added that were not there previously; making me have to re-do work that I've already done. This takes time and costs the company and the client money. Is there a way this can be prevented?
Posted Thu, 15 Oct 2015 21:26:03 GMT by Janet Black
Hi Tre,• Open the ASMT Advance Steel Management Tools• Go to Settings>Defaults• Select Use filter and type Incorrect in the filter field• Select Drawing –Dimensioning and highlight General• Uncheck Erase incorrect manual dimensions on update• Select the icon to the top far right “Load settings in Advance”Go back to your model and select Update Defaults from the Manage tab.Open your Drafting settings:• Select the Objects Snaps tab and disable all your object snaps except the Endpoint, midpoint and Node.• Clear all the objects Snaps on the 3D Object Snap panel.• Select Preferred for Manual Dimensions on the Steel Osnap tab.NOTE: You can insert or remove dimension points to or from a chain of dimentions using the Insert point tool on the Labels & Dimensions tab on the Parametric Dimensions panel.Save and close the drawing then repeat Updates and the dimensions should stick.See attachment below for a step by step.I hope this helps.Best regards,Janet

Attachment: DIMENSION-How to rectify moving dimensions after update.pdf

Posted Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:14:53 GMT by Lawrence Puckett
That helps a lot. Thank you very much.

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