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Brian

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09-01-2010 11:33 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hi

This matter concerns the setting of text to suit the chosen dimension scale.

I am familiar with the method of setting the dimension style scale. to correspond with the drawing scale.

However there does not seem to be a similar method for changing the text scale to correspond with that of the dimension scale other than to change the text height to correspond with the dimension scale size.

Is this correct and if not please describe the correct alternative?

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11-01-2010 10:02 . am   |   View his/her posts only

Dear Wilbri,





Thank you for your information.





If you want to change the dimension text scale, please double click the dimension line that you want to modify first. There will be a Properties dialog box showed on the right side of the software. Then you can change the height, color and the like. You can also use the

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Dear Denny
Sorry that I have taken so long to reply to your response.
What I am actually trying to express regards the whole drawing and not an individual component
So let me attempt to explain in more detail.
I have completed a drawing and now wish to add dimensions and line text.
Let us assume that the drawing is scaled to 1:100.
So I enter dimension style manager and make the necessary adjustments so as to be able to plot my drawing, for example I set the text height to provide me with 3mm high text when the drawing is plotted to 1:100.
So therefore I set the text height on my full size drawing to 300.
Do I also need to carry out a similar practice with the line text height (single and multi) when setting up my text style?

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24-03-2010 03:36 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
[QUOTE=Wilbri]Dear Denny
Sorry that I have taken so long to reply to your response.
What I am actually trying to express regards the whole drawing and not an individual component
So let me attempt to explain in more detail.
I have completed a drawing and now wish to add dimensions and line text.
Let us assume that the drawing is scaled to 1:100.
So I enter dimension style manager and make the necessary adjustments so as to be able to plot my drawing, for example I set the text height to provide me with 3mm high text when the drawing is plotted to 1:100.
So therefore I set the text height on my full size drawing to 300.
Do I also need to carry out a similar practice with the line text height (single and multi) when setting up my text style?


Dear Wilbri,

Thank you for your feedback and nice description of the question.

After we did test in our side, we found that if you set the dimension text height first, then you have to set the line text height. For instance, the default value of the dimension text height is 10 and the line text height is 2.5. If you change the dimension text height to 20, the line text height is still 2.5.

But, if you set the line text height first, then the dimension text height will be the same. For instance, the default value of the dimension text height is 10 and the line text height is 2.5. If you change the line text height to 20, the dimension text height will be 20. Following are my operations.

1. Go to Format -- > Text Style ;
2. Change the value of Text Height, for example, set the height as 3mm;
3. When you use the text or Multiple text, the height of the text will be 3mm;
4. When you make a dimension for an object, the height of the text will be 3mm. But the value of the text height in the Properties dialog box will not be changed.

Hope this information will be helpful.

Best Regards,
Denny

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Dear
Denny
Thank
you for your reply.


Your
quick turn around has provided me with the information I required to
resolve this problem quickly.



This
was very important as I had an urgent drawing assignment to complete
and was being delayed through not knowing how to set up the two types
of text sizes.








I
sincerely hope that this information will be read by other members
and some interested viewers.



Probably
from my understanding, the most important message here, is that ZWCAD
is an very good stand alone CAD product which is in the
stages of rapid development, and that ZWCAD is not directly competing
against AutoCad. In fact AutoCad is very advanced by comparison.



Besides,
as far as I personally am aware, ZWCAD is the only reasonably priced
advanced program that has the ability to communicate directly with
AutoCad, as it utilizes the similar DWG file operating system, rather
than DXF and other means used by most other major CAD programs to
transmit CAD information to AutoCad.



Direct
communication is a key factor here.





From
what I have observed, there are currently certain restrictions
regarding this communication, namely that ZWCAD only saves files up
to AuoCad 2007, and that it cannot open up to AutoCad 2009 drawing
files.

When
comparing the cost difference between the two programs, I consider
ZWCAD to be a very definite alternative.



I
am operate as small design engineering practice which is unable to
justify and sustain the cost of AutoCad.



I
have used AutoCad products in various client's offices over the past
15 years and although I cannot admit to being an expert in AutoCad by
any means, I do have a fair technical knowledge of the software up to
2010.


Just
to say that under the circumstances mentioned above, I am very happy
with the results I have achieved using ZWCAD as an affordable
alternative.

I
sincerely hope that this message will encourage other ZWCAD users to
contribute towards this forum and given time, I believe that we as
members collectively could contribute to assisting each other
and
thus lessen the load presently having to be carried by you and your
colleagues.



Denny
I sincerely hope that this message will make a positive contribution
towards your goals as ZWCAD?

Regards



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20-04-2010 11:55 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Dear Wilbri,

Thank you very much for your efforts. I think so. It will make a very positive contribution, for the users could feel your efforts and our honesty.

Let's keep going.

Have a nice day.

Best Regards,

Denny
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