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#1 Joseph Smith

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:14 PM

How do we turn OFF that automatic or phantom dimensioning.  Its far too intrusive to be on all the time, its causing double dimensions at times and dimensioning things I do not want dimensioned.  It was tolerable in V2016 however became too disruptive in V2018.

 

The ability to toggle this on/off was widely agreed upon in 2106 so now wondering where that function is. 



#2 Brad Graber

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:23 PM

Joe,

Look under system options>setup options there is a checkbox for auto extension and dimensions.  I have always kept it off.


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#3 Joseph Smith

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:50 AM

HI Brad, thanks for the reply.  The dimensions i refer to are the temporary one that show up then disappear while i'm trying to dimension my plan....they get in the way.



#4 Marlin Plett

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:33 AM

Brad was almost right, but I think you want to go to System Options / Setup Options and on the right side of the menu under 'Option' just un-check the 'Display Temporary Dimensions' line...



#5 Brent Hyndman

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:45 AM

If you are referring to the temporary dimensions that appear when moving items etc, they can be disabled under 'File- System Options- Disable Temporary Dimensions'. That is the same location as we used in 2016.

 

If you don't mind expanding on how the dimensions are disruptive in 2018, we would appreciate the feedback.

 

Thanks Joe.



#6 Joseph Smith

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:43 PM

Thanks for the help on toggling temporary dimensions when moving things.

 

The dimensions i'm talking about are the ones that pop up automatically while i'm in my dimension mode or running dimension strings.  Checkout the image below. (notice the 6'-1" and 7'-3 1/2").  These are the ones that get in my way.  I need the ability to get rid of them.

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#7 Jason Bishop

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:53 PM

Joseph is right. These are super annoying.  I have done all of the steps above, but nothing effects these 'ghost' dimensions. Please make a way to turn this feature off.



#8 Marc Bell

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:03 AM

Yes, Please make a way to turn these off!



#9 Keith Almond

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:53 AM

Agreed ... they are trying to predict where we want to put dimensions ... as far as I'm concerned they are trying to get too smart, and are really frustrating/annoying. I too would like to be able to turn them off.


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#10 Brent Hyndman

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:04 AM

Thanks for your feedback.

 

The difference in 2018 is that the dimension appears prior to starting a dimension. In 2016 we showed the predicted location after the first click was made. I have logged a suggestion to add an On/Off Option. CO-47620. 



#11 Keith Almond

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:58 AM

Thank you, it is appreciated.


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#12 Joseph Smith

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:06 PM

Thanks for pushing this one forward Brent.



#13 Allen McDonnell

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:54 PM

Finally SP is moving forward with this....  Yes, get rid of them ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!  I mentioned this months ago.



#14 Paul Tacy

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:35 PM

I'll add one more strong vote for a way to get rid of this annoyance.

 

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#15 Brad Graber

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:55 AM

Agree here as well.  I have found that as I work with this program 8 hrs a day every day, that I prefer less confusing things flying around the screen.  I already know where I click and what is going to happen next.  Any precursors or predictions on what will be happening next is just too busy.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:31 PM

Ditto


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