I can't seem to find a way to have my dimension text horizontal and centered on the line for both horizontal & vertical dimensions. Surely this must be possible and I am missing some key setting somewhere? See attached image.
Change your base linear dimension standard to ANSI
In tools options>document properties
Even if you set the standard to ISO and you have everything selected as in your picture and the one Scott attached. You will still get your desired results.
nope - note the 3.000 dim.
If you select the next box to the right, "Broken Leader, Aligned Text" it will center. I never hit okay to apply the settings before, just relied on the preview window.
that would fix the horizontal dim, but break the vertical.
Silly ISO settings.
I took the ANSI standard and saved it as a modified version with my own settings
as you noticed in the image. This method does have it's advantages.
it looks like you are on the "ISO" dimension style. are you stuck with that or can you change it? ("ANSI" should get you want you want).
Thanks Kevin. I did just that and was able to get what I needed. I knew I had been getting this result before, but did not realize it was an ANSI standard.
Thanks everyone, for your input. It is nice to come to this forum and get such rapid responses.
I didn't know about that either. Thank you.
On my machine it works fine for both - it's a document property that controls that. Document Properties/Dimensions - check the box for Center between extension lines.
That is if you want, upon creation of the dimension, the value to be centered either horizontally or vertically depending on the direction of the dimension. Just like centering text on a note or word doc.
I think I missed the point - I thought he was talking about the dim centering in the line - center vs left or right. I now see that he is talking about the dim being in the line vs. sitting on top of the line. Right?
Yes, but nonetheless you gave another way to automagically center the value completely with no interaction from the user other than placing the actual dimension.
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