: > : > : > This is something I learned on the way to trying (unsuccessfully)
: > : help
: > : > : someone
: > : > : > with a detailing problem. Used to be that you could dynamically
: > : > : arrows on
: > : > : > dimensions ~ inside/outside, radial/diametral/inside/outside ~ and
: > : it
: > : > : while
: > : > : > placing the dimension or even when moving it.
: > : > : >
: > : > : > Since WF, I haven't been able to do it and thought this
: > : was
: > : > : lost,
: > : > : > gone, chucked, baby with the bathwater. Well, I found it again.
: > : you
: > : > : click and
: > : > : > drag to place a dimension. But, as you are doing so with the left
: > : mouse
: > : > : button,
: > : > : > also click the right mouse button as before and watch the arrows
: > : their
: > : > : flipping
: > : > : > routine, as you are dragging the dimension. Very nice.
: > : > : >
: > : > : > David Janes
: > : > :
: > : > : But I could always do it that way even with rel 2001.
: > : > :
: > : > You could always drag the dimension, holding down the left mouse
: button in
: > : 2001?
: > : > No, I don't think so, you click to drag and, without holding down any
: > : buttons,
: > : > move the cursor around, then click to place the dimension. In WF, you
: > : down
: > : > the LMB to drag the dimension, click to place, but when placed, RMB
: > : nothing.
: > : > So, I tried the RMB click/switch while I was dragging with the LMB and
: > : flipped
: > : > the arrows. Are you STILL on 2001? If so, skip WF and go to WF2. Or
: > : yet,
: > : > keep 2001 and wait for the fully matured product (about WF6?, or
: > : long PTC
: > : > plans to milk the transition to the full Dashboard).
: > : >
: > :
: > : In rel 2001 2003010 you lmb click the dimension, lmb click it again
: > : down the lmb, then drag, and click the rmb to flip the arrows whilst
: > : dragging. I know cos I'm doing it right now.
: > :
: > No kidding, didn't know they introduced rev changes in an earlier rev.
: They were
: > just about to come out with Wildfire, beta approved, date set and they
: gave you a
: > 'preview' in 2001! Seems strange to switch like that, kind of an off hand
: way of
: > doing things. Did they say anything, make you feel like you were getting a
: > row seat. Probably not, dumb question, so how did you find out?
: When we upgraded from 2000i I was told this was new functionality with rel
: 2001. Did you use rel 2001?
Yep, briefly, middle 2002 to the fall, then got laid off and, after a gap, went
to WF. But the build I used was an earlier one, about 9 mos prior to yours. I'm
sure it was the old style, and while I could be wrong (premature senility setting
in), the WF functionality was new and different and a little confusing, telling
(by implication) that the 2001 dimensioning stuff hadn't changed. Which is why I
think it changed midstream, not at a rev start, either 2001 or Wildfire.