Apply Dimension Style to existing Dimensions which have no Dimension Style

 Applies To 
 Version(s):V8 XM, V8i, V8i (SELECTseries) 
 Environment: N\A
 Area: Dimensions
 Subarea: Notes
 Original Author:Conor King, Bentley Technical Support Group


How to apply a Dimension Style to dimensions that are existing in a drawing, but have no associated Dimension Style


If you want to update dimensions in an existing drawing, and have these dimensions display with the same size, font, layout etc. etc., it can be achieved by creating a Dimension Style and then applying that Style to the existing dimensions. This can be useful when the drawing(s) contain(s) many dimensions.

Steps to Accomplish

  1. Expand the Element Selection tool by clicking on the small arrow (see Image 1)
  2. Click on the Element Class Tab and choose Dimensions from list (see Image 2)
  3. This will select all the dimensions in the drawing
  4. Now use the Change Dimension Tool (see Image 3)
  5. Select the new Dimension Style you wish to apply from the Change Dimension tool settings box that opens and apply the change by left clicking once in the view


This should change all dimensions in the model to the new Dimension Style.


Image 1 - Expand Element Selection tool 



Image 2 - Element Class tab



Image 3 - Change Dimension tool


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