when you open the drawing there is nothing that tells you that there are dangling dimensions asking what you want to do?
when you get to 2017 there will be the lasso select tool...
hope someone has something better for you...
If you want a more complete way to actually remove the dangling dimensions, I've been using a macro that works well. I found it here: https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/98756#513956
In that post Deepak Gupta also has a couple links to other solutions. He would know better than I which one would be better and for what reason. They all seemed to work for me.Deepak Gupta
Here is the actual code it uses.
'Preconditions: A drawing is plagued with dangling dimensions that need to go away
'Postconditions: Dangling dimensions have magically disappeared
'I found this one here: https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/98756#513956
'Scott Giffin 2-22-2018
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
Dim swDraw As DrawingDoc
Dim swSheet As Sheet
Dim swView As View
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim swAnn As Annotation
Dim swDispDim As DisplayDimension
Dim vSheetNames As Variant
Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
If swModel.GetType <> SwConst.swDocumentTypes_e.swDocDRAWING Then Exit Sub
Set swDraw = swModel
vSheetNames = swDraw.GetSheetNames
For i = 0 To UBound(vSheetNames)
Set swSheet = swDraw.Sheet(vSheetNames(i))
Set swView = swDraw.GetFirstView ' This is the drawing template
Do While Not swView Is Nothing
Set swAnn = swView.GetFirstAnnotation3
Do While Not swAnn Is Nothing
If swAnn.IsDangling Then
boolstatus = swAnn.Select3(True, Nothing)
Set swAnn = swAnn.GetNext3
Set swView = swView.GetNextView
boolstatus = swModel.DeleteSelection(True)
FindDanglingDimensions.swp.zip 12.8 KB
I don't know anything about coding, so this all looks Greek to me. Or maybe Klingon... Either way, I'll see if I can get it past the censors here at work.
Neither did I just a short time ago but with a little help from the good people here on the forum you too could have a macro written, saved to a spot on your network to share with others and assign an icon to the macro. Then it will run with just a click of the mouse button. The way I got started was by watching some youtube videos on how to use API and VBA in Solidworks. It's really more simple than one would imagine. Give it a try! Let me know if I can be of any assistance if you get stuck.