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How to Prevent Dimension Snapping in Drawings?

Question asked by Victor Carosi on Mar 8, 2019
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2019 by Glenn Schroeder

Hello SW Forums,


I have a number of drawings where dimensions are snapping to random things elsewhere in the drawing. I just want to layout the dimensions using my mouse and have them stay there. I don't want my dimensions to snap to anything. I have dimensions in this drawing that I literally can only move between 2 points, they refuse to unsnap. These particularly problematic ones are angle dimensions, if that makes any difference.


I am dimensioning directly on the drawing, FYI.


I've done some googling on this and have ticked/un-ticked the following options

  • Un-ticked "Reduce spacing when dimensions are deleted or added"
  • Ticked "Disable note/dimension inference"
  • Ticked "Center dimensions between extension lines" (I want this option on)


I am using 2018 SP5.0.


Any assistance is appreciated.