+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Junior Member GeeN's Avatar
    Using
    AutoCAD pre 2000
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    15

    Default Dimension Line Problem

    Registered forum members do not see this ad.

    I have a problem with my Dimension line. I want my arrow head to point inside out. But it wouldnt cos my text is bigger. So i try to change my text sixe, but i am not able to I have set my text By Block. Any clues?
    Thing is I have something like 'Before' now. But i want something like 'After' (Though i did that by exploding which i dont want to do)
    Also is it possible to remove the dimension line with the arrows in place without any change?
    Pls help!
    Thnx!
    Attached Images

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Using
    AutoCAD 2007
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Istanbul
    Posts
    22

    Default

    I'm not sure but I think "ddedit" may help you or use no arrow.

  3. #3
    Full Member Alex_AW's Avatar
    Using
    AutoCAD 2006
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Saint-Petersburg
    Posts
    39

    Default

    To make your dimensions to look like one on your "after" picture you should modify your dimension style the way shown on the attached pictures.

    The "diameter" sign you also may put not in the dimstyle properties but in the Properties window (see third picture).
    Attached Images
    Last edited by Alex_AW; 10th Feb 2009 at 10:08 am.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Using
    AutoCAD 2000
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    182

    Default

    Here take a look

    Command: dov
    DIMOVERRIDE
    Enter dimension variable name to override or [Clear overrides]: dimasz
    Enter new value for dimension variable <2.5000>: .2

    Enter dimension variable name to override: dimzin
    Enter new value for dimension variable <8>: 8

    Enter dimension variable name to override: dimexe
    Enter new value for dimension variable <1.2500>: .2

    Enter dimension variable name to override: dimgap
    Enter new value for dimension variable <0.6250>: .1

    Enter dimension variable name to override: dimpost
    Enter new value for dimension variable <>: %%C<>

    Enter dimension variable name to override: dimtxt
    Enter new value for dimension variable <2.5000>: .2

    Enter dimension variable name to override:

    Select objects: 1 found

    Select objects:
    Attached Files
    We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. ~Lloyd Alexander

  5. #5
    Full Member Alex_AW's Avatar
    Using
    AutoCAD 2006
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Saint-Petersburg
    Posts
    39

    Default

    totzky, my respect for knowing all this variables meaning , but I'm afraid that for novices (and not only for them ) using the dimstyle command would be more convenient Moreover if you change a dimstyle all dimension overrides will be cleared .

    GeeN, dimension text size you also may change in the Modify dimstyle window.

  6. #6
    Forum Deity rkent's Avatar
    Computer Details
    rkent's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    WIN7 PRO 64bit
    Computer:
    Dell OptiPlex 7020
    CPU:
    i7 4790 3.6GHz
    RAM:
    16GB, 1600MHz, DDR3 non-ECC 2x8GB
    Graphics:
    AMD Radeon 2GB
    Primary Storage:
    Samsung 480Gb SSD
    Monitor:
    Dell 24" FS (2x)
    Discipline
    Mechanical
    rkent's Discipline Details
    Occupation
    Facilities Design - Semi-conductor manufacturing
    Discipline
    Mechanical
    Details
    Designer: Process Piping, P&ID's, Machine Part Design, Planning / General Arrangement. Facilities Management. Drafting: Electrical, Controls, Architectural.
    Using
    Mechanical 2017
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Lat:35, Long:-106, Elev: 5164'
    Posts
    4,579

    Default

    Click on the dimension, right click on an arrow, pick flip arrow, now repeat for other arrow.
    Sometimes there's a man... I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? But sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dude here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's the Dude, in Los Angeles. - The Stranger, The Big Lebowski

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Using
    AutoCAD 2000
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    182

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_AW View Post
    totzky, my respect for knowing all this variables meaning , but I'm afraid that for novices (and not only for them ) using the dimstyle command would be more convenient Moreover if you change a dimstyle all dimension overrides will be cleared .
    1. My personal experience tells me that I'm quicker this way. Well, let's just say that we have our own individuality.
    2. DOV will not change dimstyle. It only affects the particular overriden dimension. Atleast on our version.
    We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. ~Lloyd Alexander

  8. #8
    Junior Member GeeN's Avatar
    Using
    AutoCAD pre 2000
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    15

    Default

    Registered forum members do not see this ad.

    Thx a lot guyz... esp alex and totzky... ur answers helped me a lot in fixing the pblm...

    -GeeN

Similar Threads

  1. add text in dimension below dimension line
    By Dipali in forum AutoCAD 2D Drafting, Object Properties & Interface
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 5th Sep 2013, 09:33 pm
  2. Dimension - remove dimension line but not arrows
    By jkristia in forum AutoCAD Beginners' Area
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 7th Nov 2008, 04:24 pm
  3. Dimension line of arc
    By mpele in forum AutoCAD General
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11th May 2006, 07:18 am
  4. Dimension line problem.....
    By f700es in forum AutoCAD Drawing Management & Output
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11th Apr 2005, 07:09 am
  5. Dimension line help
    By Jerry98vert in forum AutoCAD Drawing Management & Output
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11th Feb 2004, 06:49 am

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts