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Hole Callout Dimension Manual Edit Issue / Problem

Question asked by Jason Bonser on Dec 9, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 22, 2018 by Solid Air

I am currently using SW 2016 x64 SP2.0.  I sometimes find it necessary to alter a hole callout dimension when dealing with complex hole geometries.  Normally this is fine.  The dialogue comes up with the message...


"Manually altering a portion of the callout text may break that portion's link with the model. Do you want to continue?".  I click yes, and check the box that tells the dialog not to bother me any longer.


This checkbox used to only apply to the current session, but is now a persistent setting.  I could alter hole callout dimension text with no confirmation dialog, and in this respect Solidworks has been content.  However, about two weeks ago I noticed that I can no longer manually change hole callout dimension text.  It would simply revert back to the original value.  I went into [System Options]->[Messages/Errors/Warnings]->[Dismissed messages] and checked to re-enable this dialog.  Now when I go to change the callout text, the dialog pops up, I click yes, and the text in the [Dimension Text] field appears to change.  Unfortunately, this dialog continues to pop up for every character I type no matter which option I select, and still will not change the value of the balloon in the drawing when I am finished. Is this a  bug?  Should I report it?  Will anyone listen?  Do I need to reinitialize / re-instal Solidworks?  What is the meaning of any of this?  Just kidding.  Really I just want to know if anyone else has seen this behavior, and if so, what is the fix?


Thank you in advance for your time,



Message was edited by: Jason B.