I'm trying to find dimension style manager in Autocad 2011. The one where I can set text size, arrow size, style etc.
I used to be able to find it on the dimensions toolbar but now it's gone. I mostly use Inventor so I rarey go back to Autocad.
even finding how to change precision of the dimension was a pain - it used to be double click and change it in the property window. After a few minutes of trying things I managed to find it under right lick menu. why the hell do you people keep moving things around? so annoying!
anyway - can anyone point me to dimension style manager so that I can create a new style and use it.
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Solved! by TrevN. See the answer in context.
for the command line type dimstyle.
I have everything in same location as always. Double-Click a dimension and Properties opens. Sounds like someone has messed with the CUI.
I have this ribbon thing switched on and I can't find anything
it takes ages to find buttons that I used for a long time in the past
i bet this ribbon thing was supposed to be an improvement but is it really necesarry for Autocad?
I use it in Inventor and it's fine, but why on earth change the product that has been working fine for years?
I don't knod even how to customise this thing - it used to be easy, but now...
eh never mind - dimstyle command worked great
The intent of the ribbon and the clicks it takes to get to something after you learn how/where it was was the commands that you use of fen in a drawing (lines, circle etc) where to be one click away. The items or commands that you use only once in a great while are many clicks or a little more hidden from view. The dimstyles were meant to be created in a dwt file and not needing to be changed as you work in the dwg. However not everyone starts with a complete dwt file and have to create styles on the fly. The answer to that is the user can create their own ribbon panels/tabs with the commands they want to have the one click quick access. On one hand that works great for a cad manager to set up the workspace for users and follow standards or make it hard for the users to mess things up while on the other hand we got 5 more fingers but need 3 more to get things done. : (
unfortunately nothing is set up where i work and unless I spend some time setiing things up (and for that I need to know where dimstyle is :-) than I need to do it on the fly.
Normally I use Inventor (started a few months back) so I'm not upto date with autocad - that's the problem. And I can't see myself going on the course as I use is very rarely. Switching back to classical should do the trick.
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