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#67637 by Neil Blanchard
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:39 pm
Hi,

This is probably not unique to v18. When I use Rotated dims, when they are close to vertical, the dim is on the wrong side of the line:

Rotated Dims Issue.png


The 10'-9" dim is fine, but the 4'-10" and the 5'-5" dims should read from the right side; like the vertical dims.
Last edited by Neil Blanchard on Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#67638 by MtnArch
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:46 pm
I don't think your assertion is correct - those dimensions would read to the left because they are over/shy of 90deg. This may also be due to the rotate text setting? Sounds like a wishlist item for an override button from Dave!
#67639 by David A. Giesselman
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:41 pm
MtnArch wrote:I don't think your assertion is correct - those dimensions would read to the left because they are over/shy of 90deg.

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!!! This is the way that DataCAD has worked since I created the associative dimensioning system about a billion years ago. The rules that govern how and when the dimension string is flipped to the other side of the line is as how it was specified by my boss (Griff Burgh, AIA) back in the 80's. Those rules were derived from his manual drafting practices.

Neil: You could always manually place the dimension string as that routine allows you to specify the text's angle.

Dave

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