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    Hello,

    There are various reasons for using associative dimensions. Previously the DimAssoc setting only had a 0 or 1 value. This meant all dims were either created as "exploded" or as one unit. Very few people would even consider using DimAssoc=0 as the dimensions are then next to useless. With DimAssoc=1 the dimensions could be stretched and the value would adjust accordingly.

    A few years back (about a decade or more) the DimAssoc=2 setting was introduced. When you change the setting in the Options dialog it actually toggles between DimAssoc=1 (off) and DimAssoc=2 (on).
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    Quote Originally Posted by advidscontact1735833 View Post
    Hello,

    There are various reasons for using associative dimensions. Previously the DimAssoc setting only had a 0 or 1 value. This meant all dims were either created as "exploded" or as one unit. Very few people would even consider using DimAssoc=0 as the dimensions are then next to useless. With DimAssoc=1 the dimensions could be stretched and the value would adjust accordingly.

    A few years back (about a decade or more) the DimAssoc=2 setting was introduced. When you change the setting in the Options dialog it actually toggles between DimAssoc=1 (off) and DimAssoc=2 (on).
    0 Creates exploded dimensions. There is no association between the various elements of the dimension. The lines, arcs, arrowheads, and text of a dimension are drawn as separate objects.
    1 Creates non-associative dimension objects. The elements of the dimension are formed into a single object. If one of the definition points of the dimension moves, the dimension is updated.
    2 Creates associative dimension objects. The elements of the dimension are formed into a single object, and one or more definition points of the dimension are coupled with association points on geometric objects. If the association point on the geometric object moves, the dimension location, orientation, and value are updated.

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