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  1. Tim
    October 2010

    Hi Paul,
    Well I like this tip very handy!
    Does it also work on numbers? ie somebody wrote in text on a section “125×45 hardwood” or similar and then you have to adjust the drawings and the section size changes.
    Now I don’t do this because I think it is bad practise (thats what Dimensions are for), but I know some guys do, and when they revise their drawings(or we have to) it is a pain in the butt if they get missed, because all the sizes change, but the text remains the same!
    By reading this reply you just know something went horribly wrong because of this very problem.
    Luv to wife and Kids.
    Tim
    Ps I got married to Anne last week in Hawaii.

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  2. TheCadSetterOut
    October 2010

    Hey Tim,

    Congratulations! My love to Mrs. P – Do I hear the patter of tiny feet? ;->

    Yes this tip works with numbers as well, and it works with Dimension text – but not with the Dimension value… Which is a good thing!

    Incidentally – if you have a problem with people editing the dimension value, you could use this tool from Autodesk Labs ‘Plugin of the month’ to find them out:
    http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/dimensionpatrol/

    See how it works on Kean Walmsley’s Blog here:
    http://through-the-interface.typepad.com/through_the_interface/2010/05/junes-plugin-of-the-month-dimension-patrol.html

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