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    Prodesktop 8 dimensioning issues

    Has anyone had trouble with prodesktop 8 giving them strange dimensions on engineering drawings like 084, 112-/12 instead of the real dimension 195 etc? Its like the real dimension is hidden underneath. It pops up when you put the cursor over it.

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    Hi John, here is what I posted in another thread with the same issue. Please let me know how you go

    We are having the exact same problem, although I have found the fix, that in turn creates another problem! Arrgghhh! We use Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit

    In the Tools - Options - Performance menu, there is a check box that says "Disable graphics hardware acceleration". We have to have this ticked, as we were having a problem with dimensions not showing while doing a Design Drawing, for example, drawing out a rectangle should show 100x50. If the box is un-ticked, it is impossible to tell how big you are making an object.

    So, with the box ticked, going into an engineering drawing with result in dimensions like you Skibby, 01/-// or 93-//. This might seem basic, but simply un-ticking the box seems to fix the problem.

    UPDATE: I just tried it then. It seems I can leave the box ticked, create a design drawing, then go into options and un-tick the box, create the engineering drawing and the dimensions work! Woohoo! I know this is a round about way, but hey, if it works it works. Engineering drawings are not done that often.

    An FYI: You do not need to close and open the program each time ticking and un-ticking the box. That setting takes effect on the next drawing you create.

    Anyone having this issue, please reply here if it works for you! I just wish there was current Windows 7 support for ProDesktop, it is such a great program and easy to use.

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    Here is how I handle this issue. I do the design ignoring the unreadable dimensions. I then click on Print Preview in the file menu and the dimensions are displayed correctly. I am running 64 bit Vista. This issue started with the installation of a service pack.

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