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JohnHolder
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Dimensions and visual styles

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08-18-2011 02:44 PM

Hello Everyone,

 

I am doing my dimensions in model space - annotative so they are 1/8" on paperspace.

the issue I am having right now is on the viewports - if I use any wireframe the text on

the dimensions are nice and clear, easy to read.

 

I am trying to use hidden / 3d hidden because the wireframe is just too messy - the hidden visual style looks great.

but the text in model space becomes really thick and when plotted unreadable.

 

anyone know a good workaround?  other than doing dims in paperspace. ( mainly because if I shift any geometry I have to redo all the dimensions )

 

thanks

 

John.

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nestly
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Re: Dimensions and visual styles

08-18-2011 06:37 PM in reply to: JohnHolder

I can think of two options.

 

1) The thick/bold/jagged text is a result of anti-aliasing being disable in 3D visual styles.  This only affects True Type fonts, so switching to an shx font will resolve the text issue

 

2) Try using 2Dwireframe and the HIDE command to plot instead of plotting 3DHidden.

 

 

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JohnHolder
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Re: Dimensions and visual styles

08-18-2011 09:58 PM in reply to: nestly

I tried both, and unfortunatly neither fixed  the problem.

 

changed the font and no change,  and the hide fuction does not work properly in sheet sets.

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GrantsPirate
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Message 4 of 8 (578 Views)

Re: Dimensions and visual styles

08-20-2011 07:09 PM in reply to: JohnHolder

You weren't clear how you are setting the visual styles so with that in mind, have the viewport set to 2D.  Then use Mview command, shademode, and finally pick the style you want.  Hope that is the answer.

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JohnHolder
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Re: Dimensions and visual styles

08-20-2011 07:40 PM in reply to: GrantsPirate

I should have added that.

 

Have the model in 3dhidden, <view> command to get the plan view and elevation views that I need.

open the Sheet set manager, open a new sheet, add in the views from the model.

 

 

I attached a real quick example.  While the 2d (pg 1) dim's look crisp, the 3dhidden (pg2) look oversized.

I just copied the layout and changed the 2nd pg to 3d hidden.

 

For now it looks like I will continue to do dimensions on paperspace.  but sometimes I have to shift some models

and redo the dimensions - not often, but just looking at a better way to do it.

 

also the drawings are on 36 x 24 pages instead of the example which is letter sized.

text style is annotative paper text height of 1/8"  ( True type font - also tried shx fonts )

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luconceicao
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Message 6 of 8 (549 Views)

Re: Dimensions and visual styles

08-22-2011 06:55 AM in reply to: JohnHolder

Hi John,

Could you please send the DWG files? Try using eTransmit to get all the files used in the dataset.

Does it also happen with a new file created from scratch?

 

Cheers,

Luciane

 

Luciane Conceicao
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Autodesk, Inc.

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Message 7 of 8 (544 Views)

Re: Dimensions and visual styles

08-22-2011 07:46 AM in reply to: luconceicao

Any TrueType font is going to be "thickened" when it's within a viewport using 3D visual style, I don't  think there's any way around that unless someone figures out how to stop AutoCAD from disabling anti-aliasing in 3D, but it shouldn't happen with shx fonts, and it shouldn't happen using 2Dwireframe and HIDE.

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T-sqrd
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Message 8 of 8 (132 Views)

Re: Dimensions and visual styles

12-02-2013 07:16 AM in reply to: luconceicao
I know it was sometime ago, but what was the solution for this problem?
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