We were just upgraded from 2016 to 2018. All our foreshortened dims are now regular size. The option to display foreshortened is not in the dispay options box.
Does anyone have a fix? Surface finish callouts are in random locations too.
I tried opening old model, saved it to 2018, made drawing added views and section view cut out details and dimensioned. Foreshortened dimensions arent an option.
Jim, your issue seems big from your description. Please immediate contact your reselling to investigate and see what's going on.
I just sent an Rx report to the VAR. It seem if you do a detail from a section view the foreshorten doesn't work. I'm dimensioning diameter and length.
I had the same problem when switching from 2016 to 2017. Foreshortened dimensioning seems to be spotty at best. Now we are on 2018 and still no fix. One thing I have used to get around it is; to get a foreshortened diameter dim, dimension from the detail view to the center line (Radius)in the section view. That seems to work, then override the radius value with the diameter value and add the dia symbol.
Jeff, that's not a workaround per se, as it was literally the old workflow. :-\ If you aren't seeing the Foreshorten option in your RMB menu when you RMB click on one side or the other of the dimension line, please report this to your VAR. It's a bug. Also, if you aren't able to foreshorten dimensions in section views, also please report this.
I'm not sure if I correctly understood but if yes then please try to right click on the dimension line (not the dim value!) then then select Display Options -> Foreshorten.
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