Is there another way to change part of a dimension text font? For example, '2X <DIM> THRU' where the '<DIM>' would be in a larger font and bold while '2X' and 'THRU' would be the same font?
Just curious as to why you would need to go this route. It is not standard practice.
I was just trying to simplify an example of how to manipulate the dimension text although there are instances where we do have to format it that way. Sorry if it was a bad example.
I'm not aware of any way to do that in the dimension, and I'm pretty sure there isn't one.
There is a workaround if you want. Create a note (or notes) with the text that you want a different font, making sure it's linked to the same drawing view, position the note where you want in relation to the dimension text (you may be able to use one of the tools on the Align toolbar to help with that), then Group them (also on the Align toolbar) so if you move the dimension the note will move with it.
Yea, thats exactly what we've been doing too although grouping them together is a great idea. What i've also done, which is sorta tedious is typing out the coding in the dimension text window itself. For example,
2X <FONT SIZE =15PTS STYLE =BB> <DIM>
I was hoping there was an easier or cleaner way to do it.
Use the Style function to capture the coded dimension format.
I learn about this the other day, hope it helps.
1) select the diminsion in the drawing
2) change the properties to the "other" tab
3) change text under "Text Fonts" section
That will work for changing the font for the dimension text and any added text, but the OP wanted to have two font sizes within the same dimension. I don't believe the method you posted will work for that.
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