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How To make a new Dimenion Style?

Carlos Molina
Newcomer
I just want to make a Custom dim style with a default Custom text. I know how to modify a dim style but I cannot find the way to add the custom text on it
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Barry Kelly
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Carlos wrote:
As always thanks for your reply Laszo.
But what I really need is something that when I make the dimensions already has the "Custom Value" I want... it is really inefficient to do it one by one.
I mean, if I going to dimension the Opening, just have a Custom Dim Style with the "DLO" text. Do you know what I mean?

The problem is you need to select the text portion of the dimension to customise it.
You can't customise the text from the dimension settings (apart from basic font styles/size) and the text does not have its own tool settings until it is placed and selected.
So you can't pre-set any defaults for the customised text.

But still the problem will be that you probably want this default for only single dimensions.
With a string of dimensions you would probably want to edit one or two in which case you would just select the text you want to change.


If you want, make a wish in the wishes section (and add a poll for people to vote).
Add a link to the wish here as well is a good idea.


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Laszlo Nagy
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You can select the Dimension Text, then in the Info Box, switch from "Measure Value" to "Custom Value" in the Settings Dialog, and modify the text to whatever you need.
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Carlos Molina
Newcomer
As always thanks for your reply Laszo.
But what I really need is something that when I make the dimensions already has the "Custom Value" I want... it is really inefficient to do it one by one.
I mean, if I going to dimension the Opening, just have a Custom Dim Style with the "DLO" text. Do you know what I mean?

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Barry Kelly
Moderator
Carlos wrote:
As always thanks for your reply Laszo.
But what I really need is something that when I make the dimensions already has the "Custom Value" I want... it is really inefficient to do it one by one.
I mean, if I going to dimension the Opening, just have a Custom Dim Style with the "DLO" text. Do you know what I mean?

The problem is you need to select the text portion of the dimension to customise it.
You can't customise the text from the dimension settings (apart from basic font styles/size) and the text does not have its own tool settings until it is placed and selected.
So you can't pre-set any defaults for the customised text.

But still the problem will be that you probably want this default for only single dimensions.
With a string of dimensions you would probably want to edit one or two in which case you would just select the text you want to change.


If you want, make a wish in the wishes section (and add a poll for people to vote).
Add a link to the wish here as well is a good idea.


Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

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