Is there any predictability in which direction an ordinate dimension stack will jog? Is there any way to break an un-jogged ordinate to manually manipulate it in a desired direction?
I assume that you are allowing SolidWorks to automatically job ordinates for you. I personally have this feature turned off because the auto jog feature never places them how I want them (I might be a perfectionist when it comes to my drawings, but this is the closest thing that I will have to having an "art form" ).
So I turned off the auto jog feature:
And I jog my ordinates manually:
This gives you this:
Then you can just drag the dimension to either side, depending on your preference.
The two blue squares allow you to change the angle and position of the jog:
Hope this helps.
This picture illustrates what I'm talking about. The three lower groups jog away from my center line. I'd like to be able to do the same with the top group.
Thanks, I'll have to try that.
I'm only just getting into SW 2D, after a long, long time of using the software, and my 2D experience goes all the way back to pencils on a drawing board, so I'm trying to understand this particular take on 2D. I haven't quite figured out all the settings and additional clicks required to get what I want, as I'm rather particular about how my prints look, as well.
That did the trick. Thank you.
I want to note that, even with the auto jog feature turned on, you can still manually jog any ordinate dimension the same way.
Although in this case though, if you ever add a new dimension to the set or the model is modified so that it brings one dimension close to another, with the auto jog feature on, it will re-jog all your dimensions, undoing all the work you just did in positioning them to your liking. THIS is the real reason that I turned it off.
While the auto-jog thing is handy, I prefer having the control. The last thing I'd want is to get everything where I want/need it, then add another dimension and have it all go to pieces.
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