David check this SolidWorks 2010…dimension palette
Ali I don't think there is way to turn it off. Not sure if it is in option. As I'm on SW2009, I can't check it.
I am pretty sure there is another discusion on the forum here about the dimension pallet. I also do not think it can't be turned off.
I would also like to see a way to turn this option off. I'm so used to clicking out in space to deselect something but now every time I do I end up clicking in that box. It's really annoying. If we can't turn it off is there a way to fix it to a certain location so that it doesn't show up wherever the mouse is? If this could be further looked into I would really, really appreciate it.
There is an Enhancement Request for disabling this annoying feature.
SPR # 524620
It annoyed me at first, but now that I have gotten used to it I don't mind it. If you ever add text to your dimensions you may find it easier to do in the dimension pallet box than in the command manager.
Thanks! I appreciate it, and I agree that adding text is easier with the box but picking the arrows to make them go on the outside or inside of the extension lines or just moving the dimension is much more annoying with it. My personal preference is that my toolbars stay out of my screen. Could be cause I started drafting in AutoCAD.
We are aware of the Enhancement Request and feedback about Dimension Palette, and are working on design alternatives to address the issue. In fact, this week and next I am collecting feedback on a prototype that changes the way the Dimension Palette appears. (This is in addition to just turning it off all together - we are listening!)
If you have used the Dimension Palette in 2010 and were, uhhh, annoyed by it, and you would like to spend 30 to 45 minutes talking to me (via phone) about the issues and giving our prototype a try (via a web conference), please send me mail at tspine at solidworks dot com.
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SPR 524620 is still open and being investigated.
Sorry to all, but I like the new dimension palette. With some suggestion from customers can be implemented.
As Tom pointed out above, we are working on making the existing dimension palette less intrusive in everyday work.
Meanwhile, we have added a registry key to 2010 SP 2.1 to disable the dimension palette.
15055 wrote: Hi All, As Tom pointed out above, we are working on making the existing dimension palette less intrusive in everyday work. Meanwhile, we have added a registry key to 2010 SP 2.1 to disable the dimension palette. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2010\Dimensions\14504(DWORD)=1 Regards,Vajrang.
That's great but how does it get added into the registry. It's not added when you update 2010 to SP2.1.
I did get it added, but perhaps a file to add it to the registry for those that want this but don't like editing the registry might be a good idea.
Now if you can only disable the RAPID DIMENSION MANIPULATOR as well would be another huge addition
It works for SP2.0 also.
Can you say a little more about what you are thinking, Kelvin? Are you saying that you'd like to see the Modify Dimension dialog in sketches be more like the Dimension Pallet? Just curious as to what you have in mind...
Are you saying that you'd like to see the Modify Dimension dialog in sketches be more like the Dimension Pallet?
Yes, that's basically what I would like to see. Single-click gives palette, double-click gives modify box ... same as in drawings.
I try to use the Insert > Model Items as much as possible to save duplication. Having the palette functionality at the feature sketch level means I could more easily apply the dimension properties at the design stage rather than the detail stage.
In a multi-user (designer v detailer) set-up, this would help pass on the design intent.
I have submitted this to Brainstorm, but it has not garnered much interest. (one positve, one negative).
I have a feeling there will be a few more negatives soon though.
I would like this feature too.
Also, is it possible to have the pallet pop-up on hole-wizard call-outs? Enabling additions to the call-out without breaking the link which happens when modifying in the dimension text box.
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