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Open Leaders are a function of the type of dimension you are inputting; Diameter or Radius.
In your case, it looks like you have a Diameter dimension with one arrow. So, in the PM for the Diameter dimension, "Leader" tab, uncheck the box for "Use document second arrow". I believe the option(s) you're looking for will become available.
EDIT: Also, if you choose to dimension a diameter as a Radius, the otions are also available.
Eddie: I understand where the options are in the property manager. I however, cannot change the default so they are always displayed as open. Currently, they always come up as closed. Where can this be configured in the options so i can adjust my drawing template?
Perhaps I'm misunderstanding. Are you saying that the setting doesn't stick or are you looking for the pulldown in the attached image to change all arrowheads? In your image it appears you went one window too deep.
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Alright... an example of why i'm confused. for either linear, or radial dimensions, it seems that the 'broken leader with horizontal text' is not functioning correctly, and does NOT provide a broken leader.
See examples 1 and 2 attached regarding the 10.50 linear dimension. I want broken leaders, with horizontal text, and it will only give me a solid leader with horizontal text. (ex 1). Example 2 shows the correct open leader, but with aligned text. Do i make sense?
I just know that SW didn't function this way previously, and i'm just frustrated since this is a new clean install.
What is your "Dimensioning Standard" set to?
ISO? DIN? JIS? BS?
Did you work out a solution to this problem of showing "broken leaders" as default?
I'm having the same problem ...
Any insite would be really helpfull!
ISO OR ANSI, both function the same way. Still does not appear to be a broken leader for 'broken leader, horizontal text' in my opinion.
Everything works fine for me. The only way I could help you further is if you posted the files here or sent them to me.
Up to you.
I had an issue similar just a little while ago, part of my registry (or became corrupted) went missing while going to sp2.0.
Would only recommend this if your out of options though, you'll have to redo all of your custom settings.
1. Control Panel-->Add or Remove Programs-->SolidWorks [version]-->Change-->Next, and proceed with the install. This would re-install any missing components.
2. If that does not solve the problem, reset the current user settings:
- Close any open SolidWorks sessions
- Open the registry editor (start > Run... > regedit > OK)
- Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > SolidWorks
- Rename 'SolidWorks' to 'SolidWorks_old'
- Start SolidWorks.
A new default set of user settings is generated this way. Check to see if the issue is resolved. To return to your initial settings:
- Delete the new key HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > SolidWorks
- Rename 'SolidWorks_old' to 'SolidWorks'.