Can't change temporary Dimension colors in X7


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Temporary dimensions in X7 display in dark gray by default and are hard to read. Been using CA for 10 years or so and for the life of me can't figure out how to change the color of temporary dimensions in X7.

A solution would be appreciated

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Never knew that. Apparently it's 'selection line color'.


Thx Michael ,good tip , I thought I was stuck with grey too , I guess it's there somewhere in the 1400 page manual but who would think " selection line" was the right setting for that ? Strange it isn't in with the other Dim. Settings.

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Similar issue, thought this might answer my question, but no - When placing temporary dimensions in CA 7, the dimension is positively illegible until the point is accepted and positioned.
It looks as it the dimension font (green here @ bottom) is super heavy line weight, even if the dimension defailt is line weight "1".
Can someone assist?


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