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My associative dimensions are not being updated.

A - answer When you modify a dimensioned geometry, the attached associative dimension should be updated automatically. Verify this functionality on a newly drawn and dimensioned object.

If the dimension is still not updated automatically updated, try to enter the following command (LISP function) in your AutoCAD command line:

(acdimenableupdate T)

This will re-enable associativity. This function is rarely used, but temporary suppression of automatic updates may be a part of some add-on LISP utilities (makes them faster). They disable automatic updates with the function format (acdimenableupdate nil).

Even in a disabled state, dimensions can be updated manually, with the DIMREGEN command.

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12.1.2012    3087x  
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See also:
Tip 8710:Annotation monitor in AutoCAD 2013.
Tip 7954:AutoCAD 2012: Generate 2D drawing views from 3D models.
Tip 4449:Which variables do control the associativity of dimensions and hatches?
Tip 3832:How to quickly find dimensions with 'hardcoded' dim.text?
Tip 2375:How to change "hard" dimension texts back to dynamic ones?

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