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Auto Exterior Dimensions write over old ones?

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Why does my auto exterior dimension tool write over old auto dimensions instead of erasing them and making room for the new auto dimension.  I am not editing the dimensions.  I can move a window or wall and when I auto dimension after, it writes over the old values??  I have attached an example.  Thanks in advance...

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Because it does, right now, until Chief does it different, you should select and delete them first.

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You can overcome this behaviour by turning on Auto Refresh Dimensions.

 

With this setting toggled on, you don't even have to do an Auto Exterior Dimension command to start with.

As soon as you draw an enclosed room, the plan will auto dimension.

Then if you make any edits, the dimensions are auto updated as you work.

I work with this as my default behaviour (saved as a default in my template plan - along with auto roofs which means the roof auto builds along with auto dimensions as I work on the plan).

 

It's at   Default Settings...Dimension...Auto Exterior Dimensions...General panel...Auto Refresh Dimensions. 

 

http://screencast.com/t/HLCP8jx8

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