CE-U1 - Work around for radial dimensions?

Anybody find a solution to the radial dimension (or lack there of) leaders un-extended vs extended toggle?  When the radial dimensions were removed from CE in favor of the dimension element tool (which we never used because it lacked functionality and still does) the ability to dimension a diameter un-extended or a radius extended seems to be gone.  Or at least gone without allot of work.

The styles box does let me change the leader style, so i can create a style for leaders extended vs un-extended for both radius and diameter but it'll take 16 or so dimension styles ontop of the list which is already pretty long just to change between toggles which have always existed till CE.

We can't be alone in this issue people don't actually think that the diameter in the picture below looks better with two arrows inside the circle vs one outside it breaks basic drafting rules that have been established for a century.  (I hand drew the far right dimension style to achieve the format desired with un-extended diameter)

Has anybody else found a work around for this or a way to make the toggles show up?

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  • Grant,

    Please help me understand the issue a little better. As you've shown in the screenshots, the dimension element tool is capable of creating both radius and diameter dimensions with and without the extended leader feature.

    The decision to remove the old dimension radial tools presumed that for a particular dimension style it is sufficient to choose one leader mode for radius and one leader mode for diameters. I think you are saying this was wrong. By that I mean, you need to create diameter dimensions both with and without the extended leader feature all within the same project. In that case, you could create multiple dimension styles although I admit that is inconvenient and not a good long term solution.

    The other possibility is that it is sufficient for a single style to specify a single leader mode (one for radius and one diameter). In that case, it might be that you find it inconvenient to modify all your existing styles to specify the proper mode. My suggestion then is that you can select all the affected styles and modify them at once. Using a dgnlib you can then propagate the changes to many affected files using the Update From Library tool. That process can be done manually as needed or automated using the batch processor.

    Please confirm my understanding so we can put together a plan.

    Thanks,
    Josh


    This is a test

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  • Grant,

    Please help me understand the issue a little better. As you've shown in the screenshots, the dimension element tool is capable of creating both radius and diameter dimensions with and without the extended leader feature.

    The decision to remove the old dimension radial tools presumed that for a particular dimension style it is sufficient to choose one leader mode for radius and one leader mode for diameters. I think you are saying this was wrong. By that I mean, you need to create diameter dimensions both with and without the extended leader feature all within the same project. In that case, you could create multiple dimension styles although I admit that is inconvenient and not a good long term solution.

    The other possibility is that it is sufficient for a single style to specify a single leader mode (one for radius and one diameter). In that case, it might be that you find it inconvenient to modify all your existing styles to specify the proper mode. My suggestion then is that you can select all the affected styles and modify them at once. Using a dgnlib you can then propagate the changes to many affected files using the Update From Library tool. That process can be done manually as needed or automated using the batch processor.

    Please confirm my understanding so we can put together a plan.

    Thanks,
    Josh


    This is a test

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