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Direction of dimension text (Isometric)
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* August 03, 2009, 05:20:32 AM
Good day,

I have used Turbocad for a number of years but not for 3D. I am running TC 14.2 build 57.9 on a PC with Vista Home Premium.

when I use the dimension tool I find it very difficult to get the text orientated sensibly. Hopefully an example (the dimensions for the lid panels) will be visible if the link below is followed.


can anyone give me some guidance as to what I am doing wrong?



User of Turbocad for more than 10 years. Currently using V16.2 De Luxe. Build 53.2 on Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 10 computers. (One at a time).

* August 03, 2009, 09:05:40 AM
It's a matter of the orientation of your Workplane. Since "Workplane by Facet" does not allow you to control its orientation (unless you edit it afterward), "Workplane by 3 Points" is a better choice for dimensioning. First point you click is the origin of the new WP, second point defines the direction of the +X axis, and third point defines the XY Plane. Third point can be anyplace on that plane as long as it doesn't actually coincide with first or second point. Text will be parallel to the X axis by default.

Henry H


* August 03, 2009, 10:28:06 AM
re: WP by 3 pts

Some pix on Workplane by 3 Points may be helpful.


John R.

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