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Is there a way to change all the Dimension Standards within VP's without having to. Enter. The. Annotation. Layer. Of. Every. Single. Viewport...

 

I tried created a Worksheet but didn't get very far... 

 

This is why I prefer to dimension as much as possible on DL's... 

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@Tom W. not that I'm aware of. I need to change them all from Custom to Arch.

 

Is there a database somewhere like Callout Notes?

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@drelARCH ugh, so close... but still trapped above the annotation layer to apply the attributes.

 

I'm honestly at the point where if I can't edit annotations via a worksheet, it doesn't belong in the annotation layer. There's just so much time and energy wasted entering and exiting annotation layers for the most tedious of edits. If I have to edit 1 thing x every VP, that's enough to ruin my day. And that would be on a good day.

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I will work on updating the script tonight or this weekend.

 

Please explain exactly what you want it to do. If it is just set the Dim Standard for every dimension object that is easy. If you want to limit it to just some, I need more guidance about how you want it to work.

 

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Hoping to accomplish 2 things:

  1. At a basic level, simply change the Dim Standard of all dims in all VP's (or selected VP's if that makes more sense)
  2. At a more complex level, a worksheet (not a script) that would allow me manage all dim's in the same way that I can manage all drawing labels (screenshot attached). I still feel like this is already achievable but I'm just overlooking something obvious... 

For the record (pardon the pun), I really do have to dimension these objects on the SLVP's because it's the same object with 6 different view / VP's: top, front, bottom, left, right, iso

 

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Try going to Tools > Custom Modification.

Type is Dimension.

Include Viewport Annotations.

In the Properties pop up, change the Dim Std for all the Dimension objects (not sure why the pop-up gets weird at this point). Click OK and it should work.

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1 hour ago, Andy Broomell said:

Try going to Tools > Custom Modification.

Type is Dimension.

Include Viewport Annotations.

In the Properties pop up, change the Dim Std for all the Dimension objects (not sure why the pop-up gets weird at this point). Click OK and it should work.

I was following this post and thought "maybe custom modification would work". But then thought - "nah if these guys haven't already thought of it then it probably won't work"!😆

Glad it got sorted!

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