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elliottsmith7252
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Dimension Styles (Leader Landing)

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12-06-2011 01:41 PM

Hopefully this is just a matter of my not looking long enought. But i feel like i'm going crazy because i can't find what dimstyle property controls this.

 

See the attached example.

 

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Patchy
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Re: Dimension Styles (Leader Landing)

12-06-2011 02:17 PM in reply to: elliottsmith7252

Not by this?

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Re: Dimension Styles (Leader Landing)

12-06-2011 02:29 PM in reply to: Patchy

I wouldn't think so, since it's not a multileader, it's a dimension. 

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Re: Dimension Styles (Leader Landing)

12-06-2011 02:32 PM in reply to: elliottsmith7252

Attach it the dwg here with the the dimensions. Let's rip it apart.

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Re: Dimension Styles (Leader Landing)

12-06-2011 02:33 PM in reply to: elliottsmith7252

You know, looking again at the jpeg I attached, I think I might need to clarify my question. 

 

Try this; dimension something, move the text of the dimension away from the dimension line. Now you have a leader point to the dimension line and a landing to the text.

 

How do you change the length of the landing?

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Re: Dimension Styles (Leader Landing)

12-06-2011 02:38 PM in reply to: elliottsmith7252

Maybe an example will help. 

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gjrcmb
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Re: Dimension Styles (Leader Landing)

12-06-2011 04:50 PM in reply to: elliottsmith7252

Appparently the length of the landing or hook line length is calculated based upon the DIMGAP variable, which affects the gap between the text and the hook line.  From what I can tell the hook length is calculated at 2 times the gap.  See Autocad command reference for DIMGAP for more information.

The AutoCAD command reference also indicates that the DIMASZ variable "also controls the size of hook lines", but I am unable to figure out how?

So I am not really finding that there is a way to control the gap and the landing length independently.

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Re: Dimension Styles (Leader Landing)

12-08-2011 11:18 AM in reply to: gjrcmb

With a variable for everything else, I would have thought that this was a pretty important element to be able to control. 

 

Am i just super picky? Nobody else has this problem?

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Re: Dimension Styles (Leader Landing)

12-08-2011 11:38 AM in reply to: elliottsmith7252

Well it seems like I ran into this limitation somewhere along the way, but I guess I just lived with what the system allowed me to do.  It seems like there is always a desire for more granularity despite all the details that the software already has.

 

Anyway, with that it mind I started playing with writing a LISP application to be able to modify the leader landing and text gap independently which does seem to work.  I am still working on refining and checking the application so I am not ready to post it.  The lisp routine would allow you to change the setting for a given dimension leader landing, but not on an overall style basis.  It may not be what your looking for, but I will post it if it seems to function without flaws.

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Re: Dimension Styles (Leader Landing)

12-08-2011 11:57 AM in reply to: gjrcmb

Color me impressed. The solution you propose seems perfect. 

It's really a problem in so few cases I typically end up exploding the dim, but obviously that can turn into a huge mess pretty quick, esp. with a big DWG w. Annotative dims. 

The individual tweak concept you propose would be so perfect that I would not even call it a work around but a straight-up solution. 

 

If you do ever get it working to your satisfaction and post it here, I would be grateful, to say the least. 

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