Is it possible to bend the dimension lines in order to fit dimensions in tight spaces? I do this in our CAM system all the time, but have not figured out how to do it in Solid works. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Hi Monte. After selecting the dimension select the leaders tab then select custom text position. The one you want is in the attachment.
Do you have an example of what you mean?
To clarify myself, I mean the leader is what I need to not be straight but be able to angle like the screenshot below. All I can get is a perfectly straight leader.
Is this what you want?
Okay, right click the leader line and select "add jog point". A point will appear in the middle of your leader line, then just click and drag that point until you are happy with it.
Set the drawing standard to ANSI or set the Text position to "Broken Leader, Horizontal Text" under Tools > Options > Document Properties > Dimensions > Diameter
If you need it for a particular dimension, then select that dimension, go to leader tab and set the text position there.
You might have to move the dimension text outside to get the desired result.
I'm not sure what you mean. Check the attached video if you mean that. Else other way might be to use ordinate dimension.
If you notice in the attached jpg. the leader goes up and makes a 90 degree turn right before the dimesion numbers. How do I do that? More clear now?
Click on the dimension and pull it up.
Sorry everyone, but the suggestions do not work for me. Here is a new attachment. The light blue dimension is the one I want bend the leader so it fits into place better.
Monte what Jim suggested, I had been talking the same thing here in my these two posts above
Deepak, Actually your last suggestion with the video is what worked for me. I accidently gave Jim the correct answer. How do I change the correct answer back to you? Thanks everybody
OK and no issues (you can't change it) but I had the same thing in the post above, only difference was that older one has a pic and other one had a video.
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