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insert or modify special character for arc length?

I'm pretty sure the answer to this is no, but the arclength or chordlength special character symbol in edge. It's too big, doesn't look right, and really takes up too much room and looks like crap in my opinion. Does anyone know of any way to change it, or to insert a special character that i can use to replace it when I need to place it as a superfix on a dimension? Even if I need to use the symbols and values instead of grab from the special characters button, as long as I can put it as a superfix I'd be happy. Like for instance solid works' version looks way better. Below I've included snips of each to show the difference here.

 

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Re: insert or modify special character for arc length?

I don't know about a superfix, but I know that when I try and dimension an arc with a non-constant radius, I get a dimension that looks a lot like a radius, only it has the letter "L" in front of the number instead of the letter "R".  Is that good enough, or are you trying to get it without a letter and a superfix special character in particular?

Re: insert or modify special character for arc length?

@TimSchleusenerNo we're not talking about the same thing here dude. I'm talking about an arc length dimension and how I want the symbol that designates it to take up less space than it does. But thanks for trying to help.

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Re: insert or modify special character for arc length?

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Hi,

 

Wow. Somebody who likes "pretty" drawings... Smiley Wink

 

Did you try to use caharacter map?

Here is a short video about steps. I used "Arial unicode MS" and it looks better than original!

 

BR,

Imics
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Re: insert or modify special character for arc length?

You're a gosh dang magician @Imics, and a national treasure. Whatever nation you're in at any given time. You should be guarded like the hope diamond littered with state secrets.

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Re: insert or modify special character for arc length?

This is a great, huge, perfect exemplary for 'Out of the Box Thinking' !!

Stupendous video @Imics !!!

 

 

Re: insert or modify special character for arc length?

@nominus38, my friend, I'm only an Edger... not more.

 

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Imics
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Re: insert or modify special character for arc length?

Pretty good, @Imics. If you want the symbol a little closer vertically with the dim text you can modify the "line spacing" in the dim properties.

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Re: insert or modify special character for arc length?

An international treasure, indeed.  And excellent to remember to Save Settings.


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Re: insert or modify special character for arc length?

As always... Outstanding!

 

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