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*Smith, Harvey
Message 11 of 13 (18 Views)

Re:

10-15-1999 06:00 AM in reply to: *Burling, Michael
Mike:

This won't work unless you can Explode the dimension so that each part of it is
a separate entity. In ASketch, the Explode icon is represented by a firecracker
on the Standard toolbar. If that does not appear, then Select the dimension and
choose Edit>Explode from the main menu.

Failing that, you'll have to wait for someone versed in QuickCAD, like Len
Rafuse or similar, to answer you. I hope I didn't confuse the issue more than
necessary.

Harvey

Michael Burling wrote:
>
> Hi, Harvey
>
> > The Dimension itself you can change to a bold font by Selecting the
> dimension,
> > choosing Format Dimension from the Edit bar, and the Label tab. Or you can
> Right
> > click on the Selected dimension and choose Format Dimension from the
> pop-up
> > menu.
> >
>
> I can get the dimension itself dark enough.
>
> > Dim and ext lines have no separate command for line thickness, as far as I
> know.
> > The only way to get to these is to Explode the dimension AFTER you have
> final
> > placement, Select all the dim and ext lines (hold the [Shift] ket while
> > selecting), Right click and choose Entities. In the Width drop-down box
> you can
> > choose any of about 5 or 6 line thicknesses. Hopefully one of these will
> suit
> > you. I suppose you could change them all to polylines with the Trim
> Subdivide
> > command. That way you get infinite line thickness choices from the Edit
> bar. But
> > that seems awfully tedious.
>
> I did as you suggested. After choosing Entities, the "Edit Entities" box
> opens, and in the "layer & pen" section, there is a layer, color, style, and
> width drop-down box with width options from 1 to 9. None of these will
> change anything (monitor or printer)except for the color (thin red or yellow
> lines look funny).
>
> Would anyone know if there is a patch for QuickCad v 4.12 to fix this, or if
> reinstalling would fix this feature or am I just missing something?
> I could be missing one thing. I don't know what you mean by "Explode the
> dimension" and I can't find a definition for "Explode."
>
> Also, as Paul Jackson suggested, I already have my printer set at 300 DPI.
>
> Thanks
>
> Mike

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*Burling, Michael
Message 12 of 13 (18 Views)

Re:

10-15-1999 11:09 AM in reply to: *Burling, Michael
L. Rafuse wrote in message
news:3807238F.FFCA8558@wn.net...
> >
> > I could be missing one thing. I don't know what you mean by "Explode the
> > dimension" and I can't find a definition for "Explode."
> >
> >
>
> Explode is listed as "convert to base entities" on older versions. It
will turn
> the dimension into lines that can then have their thickness increased.
>
> --
> Len Rafuse
> Vision Engineering

Hi Len

That was IT, I'm all set (for now, maybe, well-we'll see).

Thanks to Everyone for the help.

Mike Burling
*Smith, Harvey
Message 13 of 13 (18 Views)

Re:

10-15-1999 12:02 PM in reply to: *Burling, Michael
You have to admit, Mike, that fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

H

Michael Burling wrote:
>
> L. Rafuse wrote in message
> news:3807238F.FFCA8558@wn.net...
> > >
> > > I could be missing one thing. I don't know what you mean by "Explode the
> > > dimension" and I can't find a definition for "Explode."
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Explode is listed as "convert to base entities" on older versions. It
> will turn
> > the dimension into lines that can then have their thickness increased.
> >
> > --
> > Len Rafuse
> > Vision Engineering
>
> Hi Len
>
> That was IT, I'm all set (for now, maybe, well-we'll see).
>
> Thanks to Everyone for the help.
>
> Mike Burling

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http://www.westnet.com/~harvey/
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