This is kind of an annoying thing but when I add centerlines in a drawing and the save it and close it, often times (but not always), the centerlines are not there when I re-open the drawing.
If the lines aren't there, do you draw new ones or what?
Is the sketch hidden or off the drawing view?
I apologize if this is too simplistic but are you sure the layer the centerlines are on is set to visible?
I have my templates set up to always put centerlines on a certain layer I've created. I often turn the layer off when I'm working on a drawing. Sometimes I forget to turn it back on when I save the drawing.
Tony, that's not too simplistic. We typically only use 2 layers and one of which is for hidden objects. The centerlines aren't on that layer (I checked ). they are there when I save and close and gone when I re-open. But not always and I haven't been able to recreate why they are not there anymore. I re-add them and they seem to stick around for the long term. Wierd
Chris Scougall - Could it be that the Drawing Template or Drawing Format files have a different setting, or are the drawings from another template? This setting should be a Document Setting not a System Setting. That's where I would focus on..
Good Call John, As I previously mentioned... we use 2 layers (Layer 0, and a layer for hidden objects) there is also the the default "NONE" layer which was the setting in the properties. I changed it to our Layer 0 (along with the setting for center marks, which I haven't had an issue with) Let's see if that does the trick.
Chris Scougall wrote: Good Call John, As I previously mentioned... we use 2 layers (Layer 0, and a layer for hidden objects) there is also the the default "NONE" layer which was the setting in the properties. I changed it to our Layer 0 (along with the setting for center marks, which I haven't had an issue with) Let's see if that does the trick.
Chris Scougall wrote:
If you want annotations, centerlines, centermarks, etc to use the Layer that's set for them at Tools > Options > Document Properties then you need to have your active Layer set to "-Per Standard-" when inserting them.
You can also set your layer to "Per Standard" which is in the layers drop down.
This uses the options you set In Document Properties. For instance as I said earlier, I have center lines and center marks set up to go on the layer I created. If I don't have my layer set to "Per Standard" my options are ignored and they go on what ever layer I have active.
kind of depends on when and how and why. Some drawings i am reusing, and those can have them disappearing center lines. But to make them go away all i have to do is rebuild. they also will not drag from the ends to be made longer.
to make them stick, I have to pick the two edges to insert the center line. then they can be made longer shorter and stick after rebuilding.
David, That is how I usually add them initially. I click one edge and either the opposite edge or anywhere in the interior of the part. sometimes clicking the interior adds the centerline, sometimes it doesn't. I don't know of any other way to add them.
How are you adding the centerlines? Are you having them automatically added, or are you adding them using the centerline tool?
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