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16-09-2008, 05:20 PM
so im working on this job and i ddedited " filler" to the end of a ton of dimensions. i have since learned i should have made new style and used the suffix text option. what i would like to know is, is there an easy way to fix the ones i already messed up? i tried the find and replace command, it doesnt find the text. i even tried searching for it as [ <>" filler ] (the <> make them associative) i tried copy pasting the text string from the ddedit into find and that did not work either. at this point im using ddedit , then hitting "end" then backspacing the word filler off them, but its very time consuming.

16-09-2008, 05:26 PM
Try selecting multiple dimensions and then looking at the PROPERTIES box.

If you change the 'Text Override' value to <> then it should get rid of all the overides and just leave the dimension values behind.

Ive not tried this myself yet so keep a backup of the drawing just in case.

16-09-2008, 05:31 PM
worked like a charm, thanks a ton! i have a feeling youll be seeing more of me around here. i have tons to learn about cad and cant wait.

16-09-2008, 05:40 PM

Yes worked OK here too.

Another one that works is to select multiple dims then type-

(up comes the text edit box, dont change anything)

and all the overrides dissapear.


16-09-2008, 05:43 PM
nuke if all your responses are so great im going to need a folder under favorites just to keep tabs on them all ;)