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 Allegro 16.5 Dimension Environment Value Edit 

Last post Mon, Apr 8 2013 6:08 AM by steve. 1 replies.
Started by Xquest05 05 Apr 2013 10:01 AM. Topic has 1 replies and 651 views
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    • Xquest05
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    Allegro 16.5 Dimension Environment Value Edit Reply
    Within the Dimensioning tool, how do you get a negative dimension to display on a value without having to use the external text function?  I get the error ‘Dimension is only allowed to have a positive non-zero value’.   It is necessary to have the negative displayed on the drawings.

    In addition we also us a 2X for holes that are in line, so is that possible to add those without using the text function?  Since they are used in separate tools, the ‘Move Text’ function in Dimension Environment will only move the number value and not the additional non-dimension text.

    Thanks
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  • Mon, Apr 8 2013 6:08 AM

    • steve
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    Re: Allegro 16.5 Dimension Environment Value Edit Reply

    16.6 now has the ability to do this. Use the Linear Dimension, select the points you want to dimension then before you place the dimension look to the Options menu (Right hand side) there is a Text override area so you can type -10 if you want. You can also type extra text in here also so -10 2x holes etc length is %v %u where %v is the actual value measured and %u is the units. For leader lines %n works as a another line so this is line 1%nthis is line 2 would give you two lines.

    <-------- This is line 1

                this is line 2

     

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Started by Xquest05 at 05 Apr 2013 10:01 AM. Topic has 1 replies.