I do a lot of work making isometric pipe drawings. I like to oblique the dimension text. I have been doing this in Autocad for years. I am forcing myself to learn Turbocad.
How can I oblique the text in dimensions? It makes the drawings look a lot bette.
Are you talking about the text itself, or do you mean the equivalent of the Oblique tool used on an Aligned Dimension in AutoCAD (the text remains horizontal)?
If you mean the latter, sadly there is no equivalent in TurboCAD (nor is there Polar Tracking, which would be nice, especially at non-right angles).
The best suggestion I can come up with at the moment is to draw your own extension lines manually out to the point where you want to dim line to appear, then make a Parallel Dim (same as Dim Aligned in AC) at those end points with ZERO spacing (no extension lines). But before you do that, you'll want to disable "Associative Dimension" checkbox found under Format in the Properties menu of the tool (right click on the tool to find properties). Otherwise you'll have to break the assiciative link after the fact by selecting the dim and extension lines and clicking the "Drop Link" icon in the local menu (right click after selecting for the local).
Once you have your basic extension line in place with non-associative parallel dimension, you can adjust the appearance of the extension lines by using the Line Length tool. You can shift the dimension location quickly and effectively by highlighting the dim, typing "D" to move the reference point (snap it to the tip of an arrowhead). Then you can move the dim to any point on your extension line by typing "N" to snap to the nearest point on the graphic.