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dubb

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DIMALIGNED VS DIMLINEAR Text direction not consistent
« on: April 05, 2017, 03:10:44 pm »
I'm not sure if this question has been answered before. When using dimlinear the text direction reads bottom to top, but when using dimaligned the text direction reads top to bottom. Is there an acad variable to change this? Also the dimension style is set to read left to right. 

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Re: DIMALIGNED VS DIMLINEAR Text direction not consistent
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 07:45:22 pm »
What happens if you dimension the aligned dimension in the opposite direction?
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dubb

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Re: DIMALIGNED VS DIMLINEAR Text direction not consistent
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 08:53:56 pm »
What happens if you dimension the aligned dimension in the opposite direction?
The same thing happens. Also tried "DIMTXTDIRECTION" "ON" but it should be off.

tedg

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Re: DIMALIGNED VS DIMLINEAR Text direction not consistent
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 05:26:03 am »
Did you check to make sure your line is not past 90 degrees?
Because "dimaligned" follows the line angle and if it goes past 90 degrees (even a little bit) it will automatically flip the text so it reads correctly.
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Re: DIMALIGNED VS DIMLINEAR Text direction not consistent
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 08:10:03 am »
I don't seem to have that problem on Vanilla 2017.

tedg

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Re: DIMALIGNED VS DIMLINEAR Text direction not consistent
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2017, 08:44:02 am »
I don't seem to have that problem on Vanilla 2017.
Yea, my example was with Vanilla Acad 2017.
As you can see using dimlinear and dimaligned yielded the same results, but if you angle the line juuust a bit it you can get his result.


I suspect that may be the problem, the line is at an +odd angle (relative to the ucs/wcs)
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Re: DIMALIGNED VS DIMLINEAR Text direction not consistent
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 11:31:39 am »
Did you check to make sure your line is not past 90 degrees?
Because "dimaligned" follows the line angle and if it goes past 90 degrees (even a little bit) it will automatically flip the text so it reads correctly.

Interesting, I simulated your concept. I will check the snapangle of the drawing with 0.00000 unit precision.