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Programatically Adding Vertcal Dimensions Outside of Extension Lines

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08-10-2012 10:50 AM


I have programs that at some point or another create dimensions for what was drawn.  There is an issue I'm hoping someone can help me with though.  When you have a vertical dimension that doesn't fit between the extension lines, it will either go up and to the right or down and to the left. 

I can change it manually by selecting the dimension and then right click and pick Dim Text position > Move with leader.


What I want to know is, is there a way to set the vertical dimension where you want it programatically?  I would like to put the vertical dimension down and to the right of the arrows if possible.


Thanks in advance for any help on this.


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Re: Programatically Adding Vertcal Dimensions Outside of Extension Lines

08-10-2012 12:31 PM in reply to: mgorecki

hi mark


under 'autocad 2011 help' - system variables - section d you find a long list of the system variables associated with dimensions together with a short description, eg DIMATFIT, DIMTMOVE, DIMTOH etc:




these, i'd think all or most of them, are analogously properties of the dimension object so they can be looked up in the object explorer.


hope this is of help

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