Return Dimension Text to the Actual Value of the Element - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

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When you override the value of a driven dimension by editing the dimensional value, the resulting dimension is not-to-scale. For example, if you override the dimensional value of 15 millimeters to 30 millimeters, the actual size of the visible line remains 15 millimeters. Only the dimension text is changed; the line remains unchanged.

To change the value of a dimension without changing the actual element:

  1. Select a driven dimension.

    A color that you set with Style on the Format menu indicates a driven dimension. You can also set the color by selecting a dimension and clicking Properties on the Edit menu.

  2. On the ribbon, delete the dimensional value from the Value box and type a new value.

  • To restore the dimension value to the original value of the element select a dimension, right mouse click, and then select Not to Scale on the shortcut menu.

  • You can show dimensions that are not-to-scale by using Styles on the Format menu. This option places a zigzag or straight line under the dimensional values that are not-to-scale.

  • To return the dimensional value to the value of the element it actually measures, delete all the characters from the Value box on the ribbon. You can also select a dimension and clear Not to Scale on the shortcut menu.

See Also

Dimensioning Drawing Elements
Not To Scale Command (Shortcut Menu)
Return Dimension Text to the Actual Value of the Element