When i draw a rectangle (or line, circle...) in the sketch and directly enter the dimension before validate the entitie, this dimension is put in driven. Why???
The only reason I can think of is if there are automatic relations that make the dimension driven. Can you post a part where this happened?
Have you found the answer to this yet? I have one user with the same issue, and all normal variables are set as they should be.
Unless I am missing something - I think this is what you want -
I had checked all of these things as you mentioned with no help. the obvious things was to just reset registry settings since we cannot find the switch for this issue. On a whim, we decided to check out the sldreg with notepad and search for driven dimensions, and we did find one switch that was on..."Add Driven Dimensions To Sketch Entity"=dword:00000000...which was set to 00000001.
I did find inserting driven dimensions in the helps, that seems to be his issue, which may have stuck a switch on. basically, in a sketch you select a sketch tool, then right click and select "sketch numeric input", then right click and select "sketch dimension driven" (which looks grayed out but can be selected), then right click and click "add dimension" and then sketch an entity, which will then insert driven dimensions.
gotta love options, the biggest issue was that it isn't a system option, and if you accidentally select it, it doesn't look like it is selected on and it is. He uses sketch numeric input often, and accidentally hit that option for driven dimensions.
Thanks for all the help,
Also, this action isn't available to turn on and off in a circle selection, but once it is on it sticks for any time you have the sketch numeric input option on if you put a dimension in during the sketch creation, but, either way, issue solved, thanks again!
Open the sketch and look for the little green box - that tells you where the relations are
Or check here
Yeh, understood, however, this guy can open a new part, start a new sketch, say the circle, and it immediately has this driven dimension issue, with nothing else in the sketch. I will double check, but how would it be fixed if he didn't even get out of the circle creation yet when the dimension becomes driven.
The first place I would start is to compare every Option in the Tools/Options/System Options/Sketch or Display/Selection ... Seems to me there is something turned on -
Is the Automatic Solve Mode on?
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