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Dual Dimension option grayed out

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Dual Dimension option grayed out

I need to add a few dual dimensions to a drawing but the option under dimension properties is grayed out. This is occurring on both annotated dimensions and driven dimensions from the model. I know its got to be a config.pro option I just cant seem to find the correct one. Any ideas?
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RE: Dual Dimension option grayed out

Make sure nothing is selected in drawing mode, right click, then >properties>drawing options>duel dimensioning "yes", default is "no"
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RE: Dual Dimension option grayed out

I figured out how to get them by switching the option you have mentioned to Primary[secondary] however this changes all of the dimensions on the drawing. Any way to only get certain dimensions to show the dual dimensions?
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RE: Dual Dimension option grayed out

I don't know, you got me there.
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Dual Dimensioning

Better to set your default to Nominal, then select individual dimensions, RMB, Properties, and change the selected dimensions to Dual.
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RE: Dual Dimensioning

Ooops! Sorry, I scanned your message too quickly; I was answering concerning Tolerance display not Dual Dimensioning.
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Dual Dimensioning

So a quick experiment with a drawing. I totally dimensioned it without Dual Dimensions, then made the Drawing Options change, selected individual dimensions, RMB, Properties, OK. Only those dimensions are now shown Dual.
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RE: Dual Dimensioning

Which drawing option did you change? Every time I tried to change a drawing option yesterday it changed all the dimensions on the drawing.
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Dual Dimensions

I'm afraid you're right. My experiment looked good, even after saving it, but the next time I came into Pro, all dimensions were shown as Dual. Hmmm?
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RE: Dual Dimensions

Its really frustrating that the simplest of things are always over complicated or impossible in Pro/E.
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RE: Dual Dimensions

Hi Nathan, try this way. For example d0=5inch and you will show this value with the unit mm in your drawing. Create a relation p=d0*25.4 Choose properties of your dimension->dimension text edit the note @d &p I hope this helps. Regards Jürgen
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RE: Dual Dimensions

Thanks, that would work too. Next time I may try that out if I can remember.
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Re: Dual Dimension option grayed out

3 years later, Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 this still isn't easy. As Nathan mentioned, everything with this POS software is painful. What logic is there behind this? Have the PTC guys ever tried another CAD software??? Doesn't seem like it.

Why would anyone have to program things to solve such an elementary and common thing? I can't even understand sogemeyer's comment.

Why PTC, why??

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Re: Dual Dimension option grayed out

Even now, still. 😞

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