2011-10-25

Finding Modified Dimensions in AutoCAD

It's the dirty little secret we all know about... sometimes... people fudge their dimensions.

Today's question is... once they've been modified, how can I easily tell?

The quick and dirty way to see is to invoke the DIMREASSOC Express Tool (or DIMREASSOCIATE, if you like typing out even longer words).
You can select all of the entities in the drawing, and dimreassoc will create a selection set of only those which have been changed, allowing you to see them more easily.


There are other routines available, such as this one over at CADTempo, that will place other visual indicators.


Anybody else have any favorite ways of easily detecting rogue dimensions?

2 comments:

Greg Battin said...

Your post reminded me of some routines that I found a while ago. I added some "dodgy" dimension routines at my blog. Some of them are great for teachers who want to find these fudged dims.
Thanks for this post Melanie.
~Greg
www.autocadtips.wordpress.com

Melanie (Stone) Perry said...

Oooh, lots of dimension-y goodness on your blog, thanks Greg!


(for any future readers, the two posts most applicable to detecting modified dimensions are these:

http://autocadtips.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/autolisp-dodgy-dimension-detector/

http://autocadtips.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/autolisp-find-dodgy-dimensions/ )