I am trying to figure out how I can change the text angle (rotation) on a leader from a dimension. Below you can see when I drag it away the text angle stays the same as the dimension line. I am trying to see if I can set that to be 0° when dragged. In AutoCAD, when dragged dimensions, it would default to read horizontal (0°). And I can just click on the leader and change text rotation angle in the properties. But no option like that here. Please help. Also, would it be possible to set the dragged leader to actually have that line continue under both text fields instead of stopping where its shown. I'm using Microsoft V8i (SELECTseries 4)
You are likely to be unhappy with the dimensioning tools in MicroStation...Some things are better (IMHO, I hate that ACAD rotated dimensions can't be adjusted without changing the angle!) but some things are not as flexible. Most dimension style settings are not adjustable from the Information dialog.
The leader line - getting the line to run through the text - isn't possible. It's barely possible with actual note elements, and not possible at all with dimension leaders.
The angle of that leader, however CAN be changed, although that is a setting in the Dimension style, so it can affect other dimensions using that style if you aren't paying attention.In the Dimension styles dialog, select your style and pick the "Text" tab. On the right side of the dialog, find the "Format" section, and change the Orientation from Aligned to Horizontal.
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Thank you. I got it now. And I also figured a way to have the line run through as shown below. So the style below is with my format Horizontal, and I have another style that is "Aligned". So I just use my aligned style and if I need to drag the text as a leader I just change the style to the horizontal and I get what you see below. Of course applying the text style I want to use. So if I want a line to run through my text for something say like 4' on top and TYP. on the bottom, I just turn on my secondary units in my dimension style which I have on for this one. Thanks so much for the help.
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Oh, I didn't think about the secondary units - I use those all the time for text above and below.
I use them so often that I have the command to toggle them on (or off) on a function key:dimstyleset secondary enable toggle
I also have Move Terminators First and Terminators Inside on pair of function keys as well. That way I can set my terminators to be inside, even if Microstation doesn't "think" they would fit, or leave them to go outside, depending what look I'm going for.dimstyleset fitoptions fitoption movetermsfirstdimstyleset fitoptions fitoption inside
I love my function key menus. That's another post, or hit me up in a message. There are quite a few things I like to set on the fly, and dimensions settings are just one of them.
MaryB said:I love my function key menus. That's another post, or hit me up in a message. There are quite a few things I like to set on the fly, and dimensions settings are just one of them
You might like to contribute to the MicroStation Blog!
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
Anyone can do that? Sure! I can write something up :-)
Jon Summers said:You might like to contribute to the MicroStation Blog!
We low level posters can't post there and it would appear the current posters are all Bentley employees ( Collegue is the pseudonym used for Bentely employees)
MicroStation user since 1990 Melbourne Australia.click link to PM me
Lorys said:We low level posters can't post there
Here's an Example Blog Post that I just wrote for you. I'm not a Bentley employee or colleague. I have no idea what Be Communities privilege I may have that enables blogging.
Try asking one of the moderators, Jesse Dringoli for example, if you can be granted a blogging privilege.
That would have been so helpful, but when I click on the link to the post, it looks like the moderator deleted it or something. Nothing is there except the words Example Blog
Chris LeMay said:Nothing is there except the words Example Blog
I posted Example Blog for the benefit of MaryB and Lorys. The blog doesn't contain anything useful that you could use.
Jon, your Knowledge Executive status grants you permission to publish blog posts. I will discuss with my colleagues regarding adding this permission to the "MVP" role as well.
Jesse DringoliTechnical Support Manager, OpenFlows ProductsBentley Communities Site AdministratorBentley Systems, Inc.