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Registered: ‎09-16-2008
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Dimension Text Edit

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04-16-2009 04:25 AM
Good Day!!

Please can someone help me with the following

I need to edit text of a dimension. At the moment I am using the cammand line "ddedit" for this.
Is there another whay of doing this? an Icon maybe?

Thank You
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Registered: ‎10-03-2008
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Re: Dimension Text Edit

04-16-2009 05:35 AM in reply to: ChanellDP
A. Add to any toolbar the Text, Edit ... button (using CUI).

B. If you can do dimension edit frequently you can assign doubleclick to dimensions in order to edit text:
1. CUI + enter.
2. Double click actions > Dimension (default action is Properties).
3. Drag on top of Dimension the Mtext Edit...command from Commands List.

Now, when you double click on a dimension it will bring you the edit text.
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Message 3 of 4 (1,230 Views)

Re: Dimension Text Edit

04-16-2009 06:49 AM in reply to: ChanellDP
Double-clicking the dimension text should (by default) bring up the Properties palette. In the Text section, find the "text override" property.

Using Properties can be particularly convenient if you need to edit several dimensions in the same way. Turn on the Properties palette, select all of them, and enter the override once.
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Re: Dimension Text Edit

04-17-2009 01:41 PM in reply to: ChanellDP
I still do things the old school way... to a point.

When I need to edit something with text in it I just type DD at the keyboard (lisp routine attached) and select the entitly. The lisp routine is smart enough to "see" what kind of text entity it is and opens up the appropriate dialog box.

It works for:

Dim Text
Attribute Definitions

This still beats having to find an icon somewhere on the ribbon (less effort).

Give it a try.
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