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I'm putting together a layout and want to add an electrical set with dimension. Is there a way to draw the dimensions as electrical dimension so I don't have to change the layer set manually, seems like there should be. I have wasted a lot of time layering dimensions and would love if someone has a trick to save me time. I'm running X10

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Chief comes with an Electrical Annotations annotation set. Switching to it changes to a Electrical layer set, and places dimensions on a Dimensions, Electrical layer.

 

Check out annotation sets in general as they are, once set to your preferences, a good way of controlling defaults and layers.

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I don't think it works with "Automatic Dimensions".  That for me is a PITA and I've submitted a request to have that fixed.  When that might happen is anyone's guess.

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Yeah, for automatic dimensions I think your best bet is to just change the default layer before clicking the tool.  It should be easier than that it seems.  I don't know though...I personally almost never use automatic dimensions anyway so its almost a non-issue for me.  Still seems like we should be able to control that easier by setting the layer in Active Defaults (and anno sets) and being able to double click the tool to access the default settings.

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