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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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.
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.
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.
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.