Hi we are having a real problem here in V6 with dimensions and leaders in Layouts getting screwed up when underlying geometry (I guess that they are linked to) changing.
Right clicking on ‘History’ says history is turned off but the dimensions and geometry still seem linked. Is there a way to turn history off ‘more’? It’s frustrating to get a drawing near completion, fuss with a surface or some lines in model space then discover on printing that dimensions or leaders have flown way off the page.
Dimensions in V6 are always “history enabled”. There is no way currently to turn it off.
That said, I don’t see how disabling history would fix this issue.
Without it, then every tweak of model geometry would cause dimensions in the model or a layout to be “dumb” and not move with the geometry change.
The changes to annotations between V5 and V6 were so profound, turning off history is not the likely fix.
What I really need is a small sample file and set of steps to follow that exhibit this problem.
I know that’s going to be hard to nail down, but it’s very likely the actual problem and resulting fix are not history related.
I would much prefer “dumb” dimensions, because I run into this problem constantly in Rhino7.
As someone who LOVES Rhino, and works on it as my primary software for 12 hours a day (in the film industry in Vancouver), I would LOVE a way to simply switch OFF the “History” for dimensions and leaders.
I end up doing this work-around process to fix every one of my layout drawings:
Move (right 1 inch)
Click “Okay” to the broken dimension history alert.
Move (left 1 inch)
…I do this to intentionally break all the connections from dimensions to the geometry.
(Otherwise I would spend tons of time fixing incorrect dimensions that have “linked” to the wrong thing, or flown off the page, like @eej showed above.)