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Archutectual dimension tick / slash
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* June 29, 2011, 04:04:11 AM
Using platinum 15.2
Please does anbody know how to thicken the architectual slash in the dimensions settings. In autocad it is thicker and better presented. Is there a way of thickening this is tcw.
Thanks Axel

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July 02, 2011, 10:26:34 PM
#1
I don't believe this can be accomplished in version 15 Axel. It used to bother me too. In version 16 and up though, you can assign a block to the "Arrowheads" setting of your dimension. This allows the flexibility to do what you're asking. The attached image shows how my architectural dims are setup.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2011, 10:40:52 PM by Brad Easterday »

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BradE [ dean3Design ]
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TC 21 Platinum (64-Bit) Running on Win7 Pro SP1


* July 03, 2011, 02:54:36 PM
#2
Try this.
Set a thicker line width in Properties/Pen/Line Width...(eg: 0.5mm)
Set a thinner line width in Properties/Format/Dim line width and Properties/Format/Ext line width...(eg: 0.1mm)
The slash uses the 'Pen' width property.
I do it this way in V16. I use romans.shx as the dimension font it also adopts the 'Pen' width property. See attached.

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* July 03, 2011, 06:55:19 PM
#3
Try this.
Set a thicker line width in Properties/Pen/Line Width...(eg: 0.5mm)
Set a thinner line width in Properties/Format/Dim line width and Properties/Format/Ext line width...(eg: 0.1mm)
The slash uses the 'Pen' width property.
I do it this way in V16. I use romans.shx as the dimension font it also adopts the 'Pen' width property. See attached.

Cool. Unfortunately the ability to specify a line width in Dimension Properties seems to be unavailable in v15. Apparently it's a feature that was introduced in v16.

Henry H

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* July 04, 2011, 09:11:35 AM
#4
Adam,

Thanks for the great tip.

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DonCW
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* July 05, 2011, 03:37:55 PM
#5
Thanks for the replies. I think it's time I upgraded.
Axel

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