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ST7 - Coordinate Dimension text Orientation

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

When I place ordinate dimensions in the draft in ST7 how do I get the horizontal dimension text to align with the dimension line. I've tried both parallel & perpendicular & neither will reorient the text. In previous versions, this was not a problem getting the text oriented correct. I created a new dimension style & changed the settings there & changed the options for coordinate dimensions to use the new dimension style but still get the same horizontal orientation. Is there another setting someplace I'm missing. Thanks.

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Re: ST7 - Coordinate Dimension text Orientation

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi there,

 

Try here.....

 

ST7_Draft_Coordinates_Properties_OrientationVertical.png

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP8] Classic [x3 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000
Testing: Solid Edge 2019

Re: ST7 - Coordinate Dimension text Orientation

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Go the the pull down box Sean is showing and select the "in line" option.  You might want to set this up in your dimension style mapping (solid edge options/dimensions) so other dimensions are not affected by this orientation and the text will go inline automatically when you select the coordinate dimension tool. 

 

Kyl

Kyle Joiner
IPA LLC
ST10 MP1

Re: ST7 - Coordinate Dimension text Orientation

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Oops,  I mean perpendicular for text orientation.

 

Kyle

Kyle Joiner
IPA LLC
ST10 MP1

Re: ST7 - Coordinate Dimension text Orientation

PLM World Member Legend PLM World Member Legend
PLM World Member Legend

it's also recommended to set up a dim style with these styles. this way you can choose that dime style and you'll have your settings.

Re: ST7 - Coordinate Dimension text Orientation

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Thanks for the help guys. I missed the orientation in the Lines & Coordinate area of the modify dimension style when I set up the Coordinate style. I changed the text setting to perp & all is well.

Re: ST7 - Coordinate Dimension text Orientation

Creator
Creator

Thanks, Sean - This was irritating the heck outta me, also.

Re: ST7 - Coordinate Dimension text Orientation

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I wish there were some sort of graphical feedback in the settings dialog so you can "see" instead of "guess" what a setting means. Like a little graphic that shows the effect on the dim text in this case. Or at least include an apply button so you can see the results immediately instead of having to start over editing the dim properties or style. IMO there is nothing intuitive with the dim properties dialog for the most part. I suppose this belongs in a "Peeves" post.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: ST7 - Coordinate Dimension text Orientation

Creator
Creator
I definitely agree with your assessment as well as the thought that it probably belongs in a "peeves" post. For me, however, that would be a rather long post, hahaha... I was trained on AutoDesk software, then in the real world my first experience was SolidWorks, and I used that for probably 6 years, up to about a year ago when I got hired in to a Solid Edge using company. That darned SolidWorks is so easy and intuitive compared to the other programs I've used.
Not saying that I don't get along reasonably well after a year of using Solid Edge, just that I find it a bit less intuitive, less simple to use - I quite regularly find myself wondering, "Why is it in SolidWorks it takes 2/3 clicks to make this effect happen, yet in Solid Edge, it takes me 8?"
I mean, I'm not even mad - I know from taking numerous SolidWorks training courses that the "reduction of clicks" and "ease of use" are 2 of their primary goals when developing upgrades.
Business-wise it makes tons of sense... the easier their software is to use, the more people will be able to just jump in and start designing - AND when those people inevitably use another product, they'll forever lament not having it to work on due to its ease and intuitiveness, making them more likely to push to get it again.
Plus, the "number of clicks" is big on the experienced designer's list of wants... the less time it takes to create effects, the less time it takes to design the product, the more quickly a project can be completed and they can move on to the next project, the happier the engineers and managers will be.
Bottom line for me - Solid Edge is a pretty good product, I've found and dealt with oodles of work-arounds to make the features I need, but much like one's first car, SolidWorks will always be my first love!

Cheers!