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CADaver

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Dimensions (alternate units below line)
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2004, 04:47:30 PM »
Quote from: Andrew H
Arial text.

I'm using the dimstly's "alternate units below primary units", but it puts every thing above the line. You don't have a choice with the placement (you have to have either beside or below).
Dunno dude, works fine here??

t-bear

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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2004, 04:50:48 PM »
Hmmmmm I just now got a chance to play with this and....you're right!  It won't accept the|X as a divisor.  Seems to be treating the dim as twi separate text entities......Damn those fools at Autodork! Damn me for thinking they could get it right in the first place.........

Andrew H

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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2004, 04:58:04 PM »
Well I did get it to work if I turned off the alternate units in the dimstyle and used the line <>\X[] in the ddedit box for the individual dims, but I have too many dims to retro act this format, and I can't get the dimstyles alternate units to work right.

Oh well, thanks everyone for you help.

CADaver

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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2004, 05:52:07 PM »
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Hmmmmm I just now got a chance to play with this and....you're right!  It won't accept the|X as a divisor.  Seems to be treating the dim as twi separate text entities......Damn those fools at Autodork! Damn me for thinking they could get it right in the first place.........
Works fine here on 2002

Andrew H

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Dimensions (alternate units below line)
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2004, 05:57:09 PM »
Autodork must have changed something in 2004 or 2005.

t-bear

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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2004, 11:12:19 AM »
Yep....works in 2ki too.   Wish they'd quit "fixin" things......

Kate M

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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2004, 11:26:40 AM »
Andrew, what about a find/replace (<>\X[] for <>) once you've made all the dims?

Dent Cermak

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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2004, 03:36:26 PM »
See, she's smart too!

CADaver

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« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2004, 07:09:35 AM »
Quote from: Andrew H
I sort of figured out what is going on.

I started a new drawing from scratch, placed a dim (with all default dimstyle values) and then added the line "<>\X[]" to the ddedit box and it worked. So I can't figure out what is the difference between that and my dimstyle that won't let me did it right. I tried changing my setting to match the default dimstyle which worked and it still wouldn't do it correctly.
Start a new drawing from scratch and in the dimstyle editor under Primary Units add the \X as a suffix (It is case sensitive and must be upper-case X).  Turn on the alternate text and make a dimension.  Does that work??

t-bear

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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2004, 09:36:40 AM »
Nope, not here. Tried placing the \X in the alt units prefix too....get \X386.72 mm.

Andrew H

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« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2004, 12:09:07 PM »
Yeah, no luck here either.

And as far as I know the find & replace has never worked on dimensions (or at least I know it doesn't in 2005, I haven't tested the previous versions yet).

CADaver

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« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2004, 12:51:53 PM »
For you 2K4+ guys, try putting a space behand the X  "\X ".

Andrew H

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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2004, 01:04:24 PM »
thought of that already, only addes it the text.

12'-0"\X [365.76]
12'-0" \X [365.76]
12'-0" \X[365.76]
12'-0"\X[365.76]

ACAD displaces them all incorrectly.

ImaJayhawk

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« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2004, 03:09:11 PM »
Find replace works for me in ABS 3.3.  Just had to make sure under options that "Dimension Annotation Text" is the only thing checked.  "Find whole words only" messed it up.


--ImaJayhawk

Andrew H

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« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2004, 03:20:17 PM »
Those options are checked and still doesn't work. But thanks for the suggestion. I did think of it.