I have two borders saved as templates. However, the dimensions on one border are always gray. Is there something set up incorrect in my template?
It sounds like they might be in a different layer.
Are they created dimensions? or insert model item dimensions?
I am placing them manually.
I found they were on layer -none-. changed to layer FORMAT and now they are black.
-None- is not a layer. It means there is no layer.
Go to Tools > Options > System Options > Colors and, in the Color Scheme Settings section, change Dimensions, Non Imported (Driven) to your colour of choice.
Sorry but I think Glenn's solution is better. Because changing the color of driven dimensions in Tools options will bleed up to models. It will be confusing when you try to edit the model. In drawing, it's OK to be all black dimensions but not in model.
Each to their own ... no need to apologise.
I realise many people use layers extensively, but I never do. I disliked having to use them in AutoCAD, and still have no use for them in SW.
As for driven dimensions in a model, I think I've used them about a dozen times.
Use whatever method works best for you.
No offense meant. Yeah, you're right! To each his own. I dont use layer extensively, just for this particular purpose.
When I used to work in CADMAX I got used to using layers. But they were mainly used for different line-types or colors. In Cadmax you could group gemotry into entities and be able to pick that entity without selecting a bunch of unwanted stuff. I didn't see this in Autocad. But I am not using AutoCad as my main drafting package anymore.
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