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Dimension question

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11-08-2012 11:50 AM

Hello Inventor users

I have a dimensioning problem. I have dimensions tha I cannot modify as I normally do. I do not

know what setting is stopping me but here is what it is doing. I add a dimension to a part. I then

edit it to add 2X in front if it. It will then put it on top of the dimension. If I put it behind the text, it

then goes beneath the dimension. There is no way to add text and it would actually appear on

the same line as the dimension. Pretty weird. I have never seen this before. I have searched

all the settings that I can think of to no avail.  Thanks for your help.


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Re: Dimension question

11-08-2012 11:56 AM in reply to: rgraham817

Can you post a screenshot?  I'm guessing the dimension is very small and there is not enough space to put the text in line. 

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Re: Dimension question

11-08-2012 12:13 PM in reply to: rgraham817


Welcome to the forum.

I add "2X" type text all the time to my dimensions, but I am doing it in my drawing editing the dimension.

Plus my dimensions are usually imported from my model.

Are you doing this in the part sketch mode, or in the drawing?

I agree that some images would be useful.

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Re: Dimension question

11-08-2012 12:16 PM in reply to: cbenner


I just found it. It was in Styles, Dimensions, Text

On the bottom line where there is Prefix, Suffix, Deg dropdown, there is two blue boxes that determine

if the text is on the sides or on the top and bottom.


Thanks anyway



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