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Dimension text orientation

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Capture.PNGsee image i want the text orientation of hole call outs, radius/ diameter callout (using smart dim) to be HORIZONTAL. when i change this in the styles settings it messes up the other linear dimensions (the ones with a red cross). i want those to be parallel and above the line.

is there way to sort out all three independently?

 

to summarise:

 

hole call outs - horizontal with a line under them 

radius/ dia dims - horizontal with a line under them (as shown with the red tick)

linear dims - parallel and above line

 

thanks

Regards,

MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)
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Re: Dimension text orientation

Legend
Legend

Try saving different settings to it's own Style, then you can choose how you want each dimension to display. You have gone into the Style settings, but you need to save that setting as one type, and the other settings as another Style.

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @MagRiz

 

 

You will not get this with one single format style.

 

So You have to define at least two of them, with parallel and with horcontal text

 

Those two styles are to be defined for use in certain situations in SE options

 

20180426_1754.pngSE options20180426_1756.pngthe two format styles in use20180426_1757.pngand of course the Auto Style Mapper must be on

regards
Wolfgang

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @MagRiz

 

 

 

has this solved Your issue?

 

regards
Wolfgang

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Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

hi @hawcad yes it has i was just trying it out and then was going to mark as solved. 

 

one more thing is there a way to get the extension line for hole call outs? like shown in the image earlier with the red pen

Regards,

MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @MagRiz

 

 

 

Yes no problem.

 

But due to it is a call out You have to change Your call out setting to ABOVE and not to EMBEDDED

 

 

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regards
Wolfgang

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Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

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Thanks, but i only get this option when i am placing the call out. where i can adjust this in the setting so any call out i place it automatically places above the line.

 

also i dont know why there is an arrow head embedded in the call out??

Regards,

MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)

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Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

@hawcad

 

update on your dimension style answer - i am using my background with that setting saved on there but those options where i set the radial dimensions and circular dimensions they have reset back to the main one. not the hole specific ones.

 

so those three highlighted settings - 

 

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Regards,

MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

HI @MagRiz

 

 

have You activated the "Auto Dimension Style"?

 

If not, then SE will take the default style for all.

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

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Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

@hawcad

 

i think so. can you just confirm where i need to do that please

Regards,

MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)