By Clint Brown
In this blog post, I am going to show you how to delete and how to edit all overridden dimensions in an Inventor drawing.
One of the most annoying things in Engineering is getting a drawing that has been “bodged”. The most unforgivable examples of this, is overridden dimensions.
Luckily in Inventor, we have a great tool for dealing with this specific problem, and this is the Selection Filter. Selection filters are located on the quick access toolbar.
To delete all overridden dimensions, simply chose the “Select All Overridden Dimensions” tool from the selection set dropdown (this selects all of the overridden dimensions on your current drawing sheet) and then hit Delete, or right click and delete all overridden dimensions. Have a look at the GIF animation below, which shows the workflow.
Editing all of the overridden dimensions is also easy, but a little bit more work. As before, choose the “Select All Overridden Dimensions” tool from the selection set dropdown and then Right Click and choose “Edit” this will bring up the Edit dimension dialogue. Delete the overridden value and then un-tick the “Hide Dimension Value” box. To cycle through all of the dimensions, Right Click and select “Repeat Select All Overridden Dimensions” then Right Click and choose “Edit” and repeat the process until all of the offending dimensions have been corrected. Have a look at the GIF animation below, which shows the workflow.