Dimensions changing when exiting group context

dimensions

#1

Does anyone know if this is a bug? Are there any workarounds?

I have one part in my drawing that the dimensions completely change their location as soon as I click off the part. I have a before image and an after image, but I am not sure how to post them.

Thanks for the help in advance.
Eric

Before:


#2


#3

Sorry forgot to type a message!
When you hit the REPLY button, the reply box appears. Look for the icon in that reply box shown in my previous post.


#4

On Windows you can just drag and drop the image files into the post edit box.
If you are a new forum member, you may be limited to 1 image per post.

If the model is small, you might attach the SKP file to the thread.


#5

After:


#6

Dan:

Thanks for the help. I got the “before” posted in my original post. The “after” is posted above.

I did figure out a workaround, but it still bugs me that I was not able to get it to work the first way. The workaround was to delete all the dimensions and start again.

I put all the dimensions for a particular part in a group and have the group be a sub-group to the part. This allows me to hide the dimensions when I don’t want to see them, but still keeps them with the part. (The part is a component.)

Eric


#7

You should be using a dimension layer for controlling visibility. (Dimensions are not primitives, so they can be associated with a layer other than “Layer0”.)


#8

Dan:

Thanks for the quick response. I appreciate the suggestion. I use layers all the time for dimensioning, but on this particular project, I was trying a different way, because I wanted to be able to view individual part dimensions. It was going well, until I ran into this problem. I went back and recreated my steps and the problem appears to be with the way that Sketchup allows an additional dimension to be added to the group. I will play with the steps some more until I can post a step by step process to recreate the problem. In the mean time, I have a workaround so I can continue working to meet my looming deadline.

Eric


#9

Is there a scaled part involved that you are dimensioning? That would explain changing locations of dimensions.
Also, your best bet would be with different layers to “hide / unhide” certain groups of dimensions (and text), as @DanRathbun mentioned above.


#10

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