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dickeydye
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Dimension text size changes automatically in paper space

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04-30-2012 06:19 AM

When I change a dimension in one viewport the alphabetical text size in another viewport enlarges automatically (not the numerals) yet when I look at the properties it still says the right size.  How can I stop this from happening?  Thanks

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Charles_Shade
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Re: Dimension text size changes automatically in paper space

04-30-2012 09:17 AM in reply to: dickeydye

Check to see if all your Text has a Z coordinate of zero.

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Kate_LT
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Re: Dimension text size changes automatically in paper space

04-30-2012 12:10 PM in reply to: Charles_Shade

Sounds like Annotation Scaling to me.


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pendean
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Re: Dimension text size changes automatically in paper space

04-30-2012 04:04 PM in reply to: dickeydye

Text and dimension style can be set to be annotative: they resize as you change the scale of the drawing.

Begs the question who set up your drawing and why did they forget to mention this to you before hand: or are you working in someone else' file(s)?

 

What LT version and everyone here can at least point you to some good reading material on the topic of Annotative text/dimensions if you cannot find the 'off' button in STYLE and DIMSTYLE commands.

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Charles_Shade
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Re: Dimension text size changes automatically in paper space

05-01-2012 05:06 AM in reply to: pendean

Then why would the Numerical value of the text retain its size yet the Character portion changes?

I am thinking it is a string of text and not individual.

The other theory is the Text is Annotative and the Dimensions are not which makes sense.

 

Pure conjecture until we hear back though.

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Re: Dimension text size changes automatically in paper space

05-01-2012 05:33 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

fractions?

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Re: Dimension text size changes automatically in paper space

05-01-2012 06:36 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

Charles_Shade wrote:

Then why would the Numerical value of the text retain its size yet the Character portion changes?



My interpretation of this was that the dimension text height changed but its value stayed the same. Could be wrong, though.


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dickeydye
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Re: Dimension text size changes automatically in paper space

05-07-2012 11:38 AM in reply to: dickeydye

Thanks very much for your replies, I'm sorry I haven't been able to get back to you earlier as I have been unobtainable for a while and have only just started to pick up your suggestions.

 

Thanks again for your help, will be in contact

 

Dickey

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