I am not sure what you are asking exactly. Can you try and post some screenshots or something to better describe the issue?
Thank you Eric, I was working on a sketch. When I wanted to put dimensions, I selected the two points, but the dimension did not eppear, then I click in another place, the dimension I wanted appeared, but I couldn´t drag it or edit it. When I click again a new dimension appeared over the same two points and an overdimension alert appeared.
I was workind on a piece edited in an assembly. Later I started a new piece and the dimension worked normally.
There are lots of things that could affect this. First, turn off perspective; we have an issue displaying dimension in our "scene graph" when perspective is on. Second, because you mention smart fasteners, are you sure that you are in a 2D sketch and not a 3D sketch? A screen shot would help.
Is this te you're having?
- I click dimension, I click the first line between the two dimensions. Note that the ".25" dimension was already there and I selected the horizontal line at the top of the "L". No dimenion was shown on the screen at that stage.
- Next I selected the second horizontal line, the one along the bottom, in an attempt to define the overall height. Still no dimension has popped into the work screen.
- I click the open space to the right of the sketch. the dimension appears.
- Satisfied, I proceed to now click the next object, but the system is still tying to the previous dimension, now it addes a second dimension where I clicked (the vertical short length)
To summerize, what typically happens is when you click a line or other element, the program will ghost a dimension into place that follows your cursor. When you select additional elements of the sketch the dimension will adapt to provide the relation between the selected elements. What's happening to me right now is I select the elements and nothing happens untill I select open space in the sketch, and then it stays locked to the previously selected elements.
I wish I could record video as this is really ticking me off. I know there's a control for this but I can't find it in the help files nor the forum.