I am trying to add dimensions to some details and the text position icons keep showing up right over the area where I want to pick the next edge I am trying to detail!
Anyway to get rid of them?
When you are inserting a dimension, I would go to the Dimensions Property Manager, Value tab, and de-select "Rapid Dimensioning". This setting should stick. I can't recall exactly which SW 2010 SP this was implemented, I believe it was after SP 3 or 4. If you're using an earlier service pack than the registry editor is your only available option. In SW 2011 it's definitely there.
It's somewhere in this discussion : https://forum.solidworks.com/message/144568#144568
I don't want the dimension pallet turned off. Just the quadrant and semi-circle spacer placement things.
The attached .reg files edits the registry to either turn on or off this feature I beleive starting with SW 2010 SP2. You will have to close out of your solidworks session and reopen for the changes to take affect.
Getting very cynical with Solidworks lately. I had to basically uninstall the software to get a feature working again. After several attempts at this, it's finally working again at service pack 0. Now it looks like I need to apply the latest service packs to correct something else at the risk of losing functionality again for my original problem.
NOT VERY HAPPY LATELY.
You can try it at SP0 to see if it still works (not sure). But I'd hate for you to have to reinstall again.... Good luck!
Desiree - That did it! It's in Service Pack 0, which is good!
Thank you all for the help!
My frowny face is changing!
^^^ Sorry, didn't know you were on 2011.
Those registry keys were a temporary stopgap measure that we released here until we could get a solution released with a service pack. If I recall correctly, those registry keys were only good for SolidWorks 2010 SP2.
The real solution was released in SolidWorks 2010 SP4. To disable the rapid dimension manipulator, clear the "Rapid dimensioning" checkbox in the "Dimension Assist Tools" groupbox.
Your setting will be remembered across sessions, so clear it once and it is gone forever (or until you turn it on again).
Is there any harm in keeping those registry keys around? I added them back in SP2 or so, and am now on sw2010-SP5.0.
No, John, there shouldn't be any harm in keeping the key in your registry. But starting with 2010 SP4, it won't be used by the software to determine whether or not to show the Rapid Dim manipulator.
'K. Thanks, Tom.
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