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Modify Dimension Text

May 20, 2011

      You can change the existing dimension text including text content, location and orientation.

       The existing text in a drawing can be rotated, moved to a new location, or replaced with new text. You can also move the text back to its home position using Dimension-Align Text-Home option. This default location is defined in the current dimension style. In the following figures, the home position is specified above and centered on the dimension line.

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       You can rotate the specified text at an angle using the Dimension-Align Text-Angle option, or change the angle and content in the Properties panel.

        When you move text, you have to select a single dimension to move first. You can move the dimension text anywhere along the dimension line. You can use grips to move text up or down, which does not change the current vertical alignment of the text placement relative to the dimension line. However, the dimension and extension lines are modified accordingly. The following figure shows the effect of moving text up and to the right. The text placement relative to the dimension still remains centered and vertical.

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To rotate dimension text

  1.   On the command line, type dimedit.

  2.   Type r (Rotate text).

  3.   Type the new dimension text angle, and then press Enter.

  4.   Select the dimension to be rotated, and then press Enter.

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     NOTE The dimension text angle is relative to the dimension line. If the dimension text rotation is set to zero, the text angle is defined by the dimension type and the dimension style.


To move dimension text

  1.   On the command line, type dimtedit.

  2.   Select the dimension to reposition text.

  3.   Select the new text position.

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Select the dimension to be moved (A),and then select the new text position (B). Result

To restore dimension text to its home position

  1.   On the command line, type dimedit.

  2.   Type H (Home).

  3.   Select the dimension text to restore, and then press Enter.

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To replace existing dimension text with new text

  1.   On the command line, type dimedit.

  2.   Type N (New)

  3.   Type the new dimension text, and then press Enter.

  4.   Select the dimension to be replaced, and then press Enter

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Commands Reference

DDEDIT: Edits text, dimension text, attribute definitions, and feature control frames

DIMEDIT: Edits dimensions

DIMTEDIT: Moves and rotates dimension text

PROPERTIES: Controls properties of existing objects

System Variables Reference

DIMCLRT: Assigns colors to dimension text

DIMDSEP: Specifies a single-character decimal separator to use when creating dimensions whose unit format is decimal

DIMJUST: Controls the horizontal positioning of dimension text

DIMTAD: Controls the vertical position of text in relation to the dimension line

DIMTIH: Controls the position of dimension text inside the extension lines for all dimension types except ordinate

DIMTMOVE: Sets dimension text movement rules

DIMTOH: Controls the position of dimension text outside the extension lines

DIMTVP: Controls the vertical position of dimension text above or below the dimension line

DIMUPT: Controls options for user-positioned text

MTEXTED: Sets the primary and secondary text editors to use for multiline text objects

 

 

 

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