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Drawing Arrowheads on lines
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* January 28, 2013, 05:41:25 AM
Hello,

I am trying to draw a line with an arrowhead on it. I use the Leaders feature to get lines with arrowheads and the little horizontal   where the text goes, but I want just a line with a arrow at the end. I was thinking that th line command would be be able to set the termination symbol for an arrow or a dot or cross etc but it does bot seem to have that feature.

How do I draw a line with an arrowhead ( without drawing a line and then drawing and arrowhead and then attaching the two.

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* January 28, 2013, 05:46:08 AM
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* January 28, 2013, 06:41:47 AM
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Yes - this is the way I now draw lines with arrowheads. I also have made blocks and stamp them into my drawing and then reformat  - sometimes after exploding.

What I am looking for is a way to draw a line and have it stick the arrowhead on there. Some programs have a "line termination" format feature which allows one to set the style for the beginning and/or end points of lines. ( For example, Excel drawing tools has this feature.)

As an alternate I would be willing to use the leader dimension tool, if I could find a way to eliminate that horizontal line that is where the text is. I was looking for a way to set its length but it seems tied to the size of the text string and appears to have a minimum so it always is there.

I attach the dialog box fromn Excel that indicates that part of the line style is how you start and terminate the line

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* January 28, 2013, 07:30:13 AM
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Bring up the Dimension Properties... under Format... remove the check from Force Text Horizontal.

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* January 28, 2013, 08:09:45 AM
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 :) :)

Yeah Baby!

Thanks!

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* January 28, 2013, 08:22:21 AM
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 ;D

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January 29, 2013, 01:06:18 PM
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I draw an arrow to whatever shape I please.
Then I join it to form  a polyline unless that's how I  created it in the first place.
Then I select the polyline
Then  I go to MENU / FORMAT / CREATE HATCH

And POOF the arrow fairy makes me an arrow

Then if I'm crafty, I save it as a symbol


You can use the Leader  after making it just use EXPLODE
« Last Edit: January 29, 2013, 01:11:33 PM by Cliff »

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* February 19, 2013, 04:17:56 AM
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How about this cool way to set arrowheads to dimension  line styles??????


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February 19, 2013, 07:32:12 AM
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How about this cool way to set arrowheads to dimension  line styles??????

Looks cool: What palette is it that you have open there?

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* February 19, 2013, 08:06:28 AM
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Selection Info .. which pops up when your click that lower left button to "User Format Painter Palette"

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