Does anyone know which dimension option changes the amount of space where the dmension text resides on a dimension. See attached how the lines encrouch on the circled letter of the vertical dimension.
I'm almost certain there isn't a setting to adjust that space. You can increase the space, but while it's simple enough it's a bit tedious. Click on the dimension to highlight it, then go to the text box in the property manager, click your cursor in front of <DIM> (I'm at home now and don't have SW here to double-check, but I think that's right), and hit your space bar, then Enter. Now move your cursor to the right of <DIM>, hit Enter, then your space bar. That will put a space above and below the text. It's the best (only) way I know of to get what you want. And on the bright side I'm pretty sure you can Ctrl+select several dimensions to do this and have it apply to all of them so you don't need to do it seperately for each one.
I only need to do this on a special type of drawing (not the norm) so this method will be fine. I appreciate your insights into it.
Glad I could help.
Ughh! that's a hack!
Tom, yes, for Don's one drawing.
Actually, I could use that for any tabulated drawing. Currently, I just type a large bold letter symbol with no border. My company does a lot of tabulated drawings - but we don't use design tables. Too much trouble.
How come something like this is considered a hack? Another program I use extensively (TurboCAD) has capabilities to use what are called dimension codes. I am pretty sure these are based on what AutoCAD uses. Sorry to mention the other programs here, but I needed to reference them to make the point.
I say it is a hack because the html code for the type of border in the dimension text are not documented, or at the very least easy to find. Using it requires special knowledge.
That was my first thought also, Glen.
Retrieving data ...