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SCaddy
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P3D 2012: Isometric SkewDimAngularStyle precision & Dimension to Flow Arrow

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09-22-2011 08:13 AM

Hi All,

I tried modifying the Iso Theme dimstyle without success, regarding the first issue - to increase the precision to two decimal places before the HAngleSuffix and the VAngleSuffix.

 

Also how to turn off the dimension to the Flow Arrow?

TIA

 

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SCaddy
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Re: P3D 2012: Isometric SkewDimAngularStyle precision & Dimension to Flow Ar

09-22-2011 08:33 PM in reply to: SCaddy

Another add-on.

 

Cutback Elbow.

While it is possible to have the cutback angle listed in the BOM, it is possible to have it on the ISO as well? Like in the previous version ie Isogen generated ones. It would help facilitate manual checking.

Thanks

 

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Re: P3D 2012: Isometric SkewDimAngularStyle precision & Dimension to Flow Ar

09-28-2011 10:01 PM in reply to: SCaddy

Further attempts:

I could not turn off dimension to the flow arrow by applying "false" to the IsoMessage of DimensionType > AnchorPoints.

 

Any suggestion?

 

See images:



 



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karthik.nathan
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Re: P3D 2012: Isometric SkewDimAngularStyle precision & Dimension to Flow Ar

09-29-2011 12:34 AM in reply to: SCaddy

Hi,

 

1) Unfortunately skew angle dimensions are always rounded to the nearest whole number. Precision settings for regular/linear dimensions are dictated by the DIMSTYLE in the template files (Iso.dwt & IsoMetric.dwt). If precision settings for angle dimensions are also critical to be modified, then we can prioritize making this change for the next release.

 

2) For flow arrow dimensions, I wasn't able to reproduce the issue. Flow arrows by default are not and should not be dimensioned (This is not controlled by the IsoMessage dimension rule in IsoConfig.xml). If possible, can you generate and attach a sample pcf where you seeing this issue. That will help me investigate further. Thanks.

 

3) As for Cutback elbow angle annotation, it is possible. These are the changes you will need to make to the IsoConfig.xml

 

In the Themes->Default Theme->Annotations->AnnotationSchemes section, add the following line ...

<ComponentScheme Name="CutbackElbow" AnnotationStyle="Standard" Alignment="FlatHorizontal" LeaderStyle="Always" Global="true" Filter="CutbackElbow" Fields="ANGLE" Format="ANGLE {0}" />

 

Then, in the Filters section, add the following line ...

<Filter Name="CutbackElbow" Value="Type='Elbow' AND NOT (ANGLE IS NULL)" />

 

Hope this helps.

-Karthik

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Re: P3D 2012: Isometric SkewDimAngularStyle precision & Dimension to Flow Ar

10-06-2011 05:51 AM in reply to: karthik.nathan

Hi Karthik,

 

Thanks for response.

 

1) Having more precision would complement and facilitate the checking of the listing of the cutback elbow angles and the triangulation dimensions. Thanks.

 

2) Somehow IsoMessage switch is the only one that appear in the IsoConfig.xml file and the Getting Started Isometric Video by Ian Matthew have the dimension shown, even though the checkbox is not selected. See attached image showing dimension to paintcode IsoMessage.

 

3) While I still do not have the opportunity to try out your solultion to the angle annotation, it is good to know at this trial stage that is is possible to do so. The help file on the IsoConfig.xml is rather sparse, is there more info elsewhere on the parameters you have shown?

 

 

 

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GeorgeKamieniecki
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Registered: ‎12-27-2011
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Re: P3D 2012: Isometric SkewDimAngularStyle precision & Dimension to Flow Ar

01-01-2014 06:21 AM in reply to: karthik.nathan

Hi,

 

Has there been any development that allows setting of precision on skew angles in  isometrics since your posting in 2011?

 

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