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pmahaffy001
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Dimension text Help

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06-15-2012 06:41 AM

Hi, 

 

I am developing some menus / standards for everyone who uses acad in my office, i am almost there but am having trouble getting the dimensions to do what i want.

 

I use standard text heights of 1.8mm, 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 5.0mm depending on what i need.

 

my dimensions are either 1.8mm @ 1: xx scale or 2.5 @ 1: xx scale.

 

the drop down i have developed allows you to chose the scale your drawing at and import whatever size dim / text you need by using macros.

 

when i click to import 1.8mm_1:1250 dim option it pulls in the dimension style perfectly but the text is 2.5mm not 1.8 in the viewport.  

 

i use the following macro could someone just have a look over it to see where i am going wrong.

 

^C^CMenuecho;3;^PExpert;5;_-style;"arial";arial.ttf;;;;;;;DIMTXT;2250;DIMTXSTY;arial;DIMTOL;0;DIMLIM;0;DIMTIH;0;DIMTOH;0;DIMSE1;0;DIMSE2;0;DIMALT;0;DIMTOFL;0;DIMSAH;1;DIMTIX;0;DIMSOXD;0;DIMSD1;0;DIMSD2;0;DIMUPT;0;DIMTOLJ;1;DIMDSEP;.;DIMZIN;9;DIMJUST;0;DIMFIT;3;DIMTZIN;0;DIMALTTZ;0;DIMTAD;1;DIMUNIT;2;DIMAUNIT;0;DIMDEC;1;DIMTDEC;1;DIMALTTD;4;DIMADEC;1;DIMAZIN;0;DIMATFIT;3;DIMFRAC;0;DIMLUNIT;2;DIMTMOVE;0;DIMASZ;1.5;DIMEXO;2;DIMDLI;5;DIMEXE;2;DIMRND;0;DIMDLE;2;DIMTP;0;DIMTM;0;DIMCEN;3;DIMTSZ;0;DIMLFAC;1;DIMTVP;0;DIMTFAC;1;DIMGAP;1;DIMPOST;.;DIMBLK;.;DIMBLK1;ArchTick;DIMBLK2;ArchTick;DIMLDRBLK;_Dot;DIMCLRD;0;DIMCLRE;0;DIMCLRT;2;DIMLWD;-2;DIMLWE;-2;DIMSCALE;1250;-dimstyle;s;"1.8 1-1250 dims";expert;0;menuecho;0;^P^C^C

 

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Patchy
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Re: Dimension text Help

06-15-2012 06:56 AM in reply to: pmahaffy001

How long have you used Autocad ?

 

Did you know you can use Annotative feature if you want all texts to look the same in paperspace?

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Re: Dimension text Help

06-15-2012 07:00 AM in reply to: Patchy

i have used it a long time, but i have never really used the annotative aspects of it.  i was trying to create something for my colleagues who are relatively new to acad as they primarily use another software.  we are still at the whats an xref and where is that layer stage.  I used this method of importing text / dim styles at my previous place of work and its relatively straight forward and everyone picked it up within a few tries!

 

 

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Re: Dimension text Help

06-15-2012 07:25 AM in reply to: pmahaffy001

I understand that, just thought there was a reason why it would not go in at that particular scale and would default to 2.5 when the macro specifically tells it otherwise!!!

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Patchy
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Message 5 of 15 (195 Views)

Re: Dimension text Help

06-15-2012 07:35 AM in reply to: pmahaffy001

Attach your drawing, it's easier to see what's wrong than running your macro.

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pmahaffy001
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Re: Dimension text Help

06-15-2012 07:59 AM in reply to: Patchy

Right here is the process of getting my dimension into the drawing, which loads fine, (image file)

 

 

the typical dimension that actually imports using that macro is as the drawing attached.

 

 

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Patchy
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Re: Dimension text Help

06-15-2012 08:03 AM in reply to: pmahaffy001

Try this

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Re: Dimension text Help

06-15-2012 08:12 AM in reply to: Patchy

thank you for trying, i have tried this but still when i bring it n its got a text height of 2.5mm instead of 1.8mm as shown on attached

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Re: Dimension text Help

06-15-2012 08:34 AM in reply to: pmahaffy001

style;"arial";arial.ttf;;;;;;;DIMTXT  <-<-<- Should there be a DIMTXT with value here??

 


 

 

 

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Re: Dimension text Help

06-15-2012 08:46 AM in reply to: Patchy

^C^CMenuecho;3;^PExpert;5;_-style;"arial";arial.ttf;;;;;;;DIMTXT;2250;DIMTXSTY;arial;DIMTOL;0;DIMLIM;0;DIMTIH;0;DIMTOH;0;DIMSE1;0;DIMSE2;0;DIMALT;0;DIMTOFL;0;DIMSAH;1;DIMTIX;0;DIMSOXD;0;DIMSD1;0;DIMSD2;0;DIMUPT;0;DIMTOLJ;1;DIMDSEP;.;DIMZIN;9;DIMJUST;0;DIMFIT;3;DIMTZIN;0;DIMALTTZ;0;DIMTAD;1;DIMUNIT;2;DIMAUNIT;0;DIMDEC;1;DIMTDEC;1;DIMALTTD;4;DIMADEC;1;DIMAZIN;0;DIMATFIT;3;DIMFRAC;0;DIMLUNIT;2;DIMTMOVE;0;DIMASZ;1.5;DIMEXO;2;DIMDLI;5;DIMEXE;2;DIMRND;0;DIMDLE;2;DIMTP;0;DIMTM;0;DIMCEN;3;DIMTSZ;0;DIMLFAC;1;DIMTVP;0;DIMTFAC;1;DIMGAP;1;DIMPOST;.;DIMBLK;.;DIMBLK1;ArchTick;DIMBLK2;ArchTick;DIMLDRBLK;_Dot;DIMCLRD;0;DIMCLRE;0;DIMCLRT;2;DIMLWD;-2;DIMLWE;-2;DIMSCALE;1250;-dimstyle;s;"1.81-1250dims";expert;0;menuecho;0;^P^C^C

 

is still giving me as shown on image

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