Inventor-moving ordinate dimension origin sets all values to 0

April 16, 2024 Joanna Gryszka

Issue:

Moving the ordinate dimension origin indicator to 'snap' to a new location resets all linked ordinate dimensions to 0.

Cause:

This occurs in Inventor 2025 and 2024 with the 2024.3 update.

Reference Autodesk article: https://www.autodesk.com/support/technical/article/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/When-using-ordinate-dimension-if-the-origin-is-moved-all-dimension-change-to-zero-in-Inventor.html

Solution:

  1. Move the origin indicator using relative X-Y offset values.
    • Use 'Edit' in the right-click menu to enter in precise offset values:

2.  Until resolved create the dimensions with the Ordinate Set command.

About the Author

Joanna Gryszka

Manufacturing Technical Support Specialist<br><br>Joanna has over eight years of experience working with Autodesk products. She started supporting core AutoCAD and network installations of all Autodesk products. She now has five years of experience with Inventor. <br> She graduated from Mechanical Engineering and has been providing solutions to clients and dedicating her knowledge to the Solution Center since then.

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