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Dimensions: The "Dynamic Witness Line Gap"


This is a simple setting that is a no brainer. I am surpprised that it has not been changed already. The Dynamic Witness Line Gap is that small space that separates the dimension extension line and the entity it is referencing. Currently is is set by a physical distance that remains constant no matter the plot scale rather than set by points that are then adjusted by the scale plotted. It should be the same as texts and markers. They adjust automatically by the plot scale. Autocad has set this same parameter by scale for as long as I can remember (25 years?). I am puzzled as to why this setting is still so "manually" set. How hard would it be to make this change?

Todd Oeftger
AC25 Mac MacBook Pro 15", 2019, 2.3 GHz i9, 32GB, Radeon Pro 560X 4GB, 500GB SSD, 32" Samsung Display (2560x1440)

Lee Hankins

A different linetype for witness lines would be great too.

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - Archicad 26UKI Apple Silicon 4032
macOS Ventura (13.2)

Eduardo Rolon

These are "low hanging" wishes that could be called "upgrades" and nobody would mind. I would prefer more of those than the "major new features" ones.

eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC26 US/INT -> AC08
Puerto Rico, BVI, Miami

Vectorworks 2023

And the ability to set the dimension line offset to a value for consistent placement. I hate having to place and then drag just to have dimension offset to the right distance.

Apple iMac macOS Ventura / AC26UKI (most recent builds)

And the ability to drag the dimension along the dimension line, with the gap following the dimension, not being in center.

You cannot build a line.

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