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exhibits
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HELP! Annotation Problem

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04-26-2012 01:48 PM

Hello all, This is likely a really easy fix, but I am struggling with it.

I have an exhibit cabinet that I have layed out for fabrication, and I cannot associate dimensions with the z axis. Autocad will allow me to assocaite dimensions on the x and y axis, but is constrained on the z axis so that I cannot show a vertical dimenstion. The dimension commands will only allow me to show dimensions on the 2-d drawing plane.

 

The drawing was originally created as 2-d lines and then extruded to the desired height. To determine if it was releated to the specific drawing or not, I exited the program and started a new drawing. I created a 2-d box and a cube, using the "box" command under 3-d basics. I had the same problem with the new drawing, so this suggests to me that I somehow managed to change a global setting on the program itself

 

I would really appreciate any help you can provide!

 

Thank you!

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GrantsPirate
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Re: HELP! Annotation Problem

04-26-2012 03:56 PM in reply to: exhibits

You must reorient the UCS, dims only work in XY plane.  You can drag the UCS to where you want it or use UCS, 3point, etc.

 

Also see http://cadtips.cadalyst.com/create-dimension/dimension-3d

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Re: HELP! Annotation Problem

04-26-2012 04:07 PM in reply to: exhibits

Ahhh, I see! That worked perfectly- you're a lifesaver! Thank you so much for your quick response!

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