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trvlnmny
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Segmenting Long Pieces?

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09-01-2012 02:51 PM

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.

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Patchy
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Re: Segmenting Long Pieces?

09-01-2012 07:10 PM in reply to: trvlnmny

Easily done with DIMENSION SCALE FACTOR (DIMLFAC)

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scot-65
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Re: Segmenting Long Pieces?

09-04-2012 04:02 PM in reply to: trvlnmny

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".

 

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???

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trvlnmny
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Re: Segmenting Long Pieces?

09-05-2012 02:59 PM in reply to: trvlnmny

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

jogged lines.

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.

Thanks again.

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scot-65
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Re: Segmenting Long Pieces?

09-05-2012 03:14 PM in reply to: trvlnmny

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.

 

???

 

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trvlnmny
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Re: Segmenting Long Pieces?

09-05-2012 04:45 PM in reply to: scot-65

Scot-65,

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.

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Patchy
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Re: Segmenting Long Pieces?

09-05-2012 06:00 PM in reply to: trvlnmny

Lt doesn't have Express.

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scot-65
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Re: Segmenting Long Pieces?

09-06-2012 03:21 PM in reply to: Patchy

Thanks Patchy.

 

OP:

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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