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Centering dimensions for parallel and show in hidden line mode
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* May 07, 2013, 10:20:50 AM
For a parallel dimension, how does one force the dimensions to the center of the dimension line?  I just dropped a parallel and the value appears on the end of the dim line near the arrow...

Also when I switch from wireframe to hidden line mode dimension dis appears in model space, how do i get it to show?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2013, 10:28:14 AM by nadsab »

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* May 07, 2013, 10:34:51 AM
#1
I dont think you do. Unless you explode the dimension until its lines then give it a 3d height.
The better way would be to dimension in paperspace.

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* May 07, 2013, 10:37:14 AM
#2
OK thanks much.

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* May 07, 2013, 10:41:23 AM
#3
Centred dimension - go into the dimension properties and choose format - alter the horizontal and vertical position to suit, if you right click the dimension icon this will set your desired info for new text added to the drawing.

Hidden Line - right click the hidden line icon, and tick non-renderable objects, note this will show all 2D stuff so you may need to turn some layers of / off to get just the stuff you want to see on screen.

Andy

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* May 07, 2013, 10:48:11 AM
#4
Are U talking about the dimension icon in the lower left hand corner of the format dialogue box? When I right click that, nothing comes up except a "what's this" message...

And is this in model or paperspace?
« Last Edit: May 07, 2013, 10:53:15 AM by nadsab »

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* May 07, 2013, 10:56:01 AM
#5
I agree with Andy about Text Position options & HL. If using Perspective with Hidden Line, you'll want to change the dimension Text to Flexible in the Selection Info palette.

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* May 07, 2013, 11:12:40 AM
#6
Are U talking about the dimension icon in the lower left hand corner of the format dialogue box? When I right click that, nothing comes up except a "what's this" message...

And is this in model or paperspace?

sorry I should have been more clear - no I mean the icon you normally click when you wish to add a dimension, if you click a dimension and change its properties then it just affects that one dimension, but changing it before you add a new dimension will allow the change to affect future dimensions, - note if you have any already inserted them, you will need to select them all and then change the properties.

model / paperspace - both

Thanks John for the tip about perspective - I didn't know that, as I have never needed to dimension with perspective on.

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* May 07, 2013, 11:23:39 AM
#7
OK thanks that worked.

How would I cause the extension lines coming off of the drawing to be dashed instead of solid - while keeping the dimension line solid?

Is the only way to do it - explode?

Also is it possible to have differently lengthed extension lines?
« Last Edit: May 07, 2013, 11:39:27 AM by nadsab »

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* May 07, 2013, 11:40:06 AM
#8
if you go into properties and choose advanced format you can change how the extension lines behave (change the line type), you can set the separately that the dimension line, - important note - the only deluxe version I have is v16 so I hope everything is the same in v19 deluxe - sorry if its not.

Andy

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May 07, 2013, 05:51:10 PM
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if you go into properties and choose advanced format you can change how the extension lines behave (change the line type), you can set the separately that the dimension line, - important note - the only deluxe version I have is v16 so I hope everything is the same in v19 deluxe - sorry if its not.

Andy

It's the same in my version 19.2 Deluxe, build 54.2.

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