I am using AC LT 2008.
I am not a professional and on the steep learning curve.
I am doing a drawing that has a very long piece 48" x 1/2".
I do notwant to take up all the space the 48" piece will take.
I have seen drawings where long pieces were shown as segments but when dimensioned the full dimension is shown.
Can I accomplish this?
If so How?
Thanks for any and all help.
Another method is to apply a text override.
Open your PROPERTIES floating window.
Highlight the dimension.
In the text section add your desired length.
I would suggest changing color of the dimension object
to a color of the same lineweight so you will not be confused
that the dimension is overwritten to a fixed value.
Note: Using "<>" keeps the dimension associative and still be
able to add a text prefix or suffix: "<> NOT TO SCALE".
Patchy & Scot-65,
Thank you both for your help.
The piece that I still do not know how to do is to
show a break in the pieces using a jagged line to indicate the break.
While wandering thru Help I entered jog. From the menu returned I selected
Dimension Jog (Procedure). This showed Object(s that had a break in it with the
It also included a short video but that was only how to put a jog in the dimension leaders.
I want to know how to get the jog into the object.
If you have Express loaded, the break symbol should be in there (I don't use it).
I insert break symbols manually, copy over a little, then trim in between.
When I go to Help I do not find anything on Express so I guess I do ot have it.
I am curious what it is. Can you tell me.
It will be easy enough for me to draw the zig zag indicating a break.
I just assumed that something like trha which is somewhat common woould be included.
Thanks for your help.
Basic AutoCAD does not supply one with a symbol or block library.
There simply are too many disciplines that use this software.
There are third-party libraries that can be downloaded (for a price)
for your discipline, however it would be best to create your library
as you go forward. Our server now has over 7,150 files occupying
1.36 GB of hard drive space.
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