Return In Dimension

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    HARMLESS Guest

    I want to do a Carriage return in the text of the a dimension line. I am using Ver. 9. Help...

    Thanks
     
    HARMLESS, Feb 15, 2005
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    Gadget Guest

    In breif, you can't.

    However, if you are prepared to 'break' the dimension line so that it isn't dynamic and updates when you drag it or re-size elements - you can "explode" it, then just edit the text: it will look the same, but loose the 'special abilities' of a dimension line.

    Hope this helps

    Gadget
     
    Gadget, Feb 16, 2005
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    HARMLESS Guest

    Well [email protected]#. Thanks, I had a drawing that had been brought over from the original Drafix program and it had the ability to return in dimension. Sigh, this would be a nice addition for ver 10 .

    Thanks again
     
    HARMLESS, Feb 16, 2005
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    Rob2 Guest


    It can be done, but I haven't yet figured out how to do it.

    In an Autocad .dwg that somebody sent me, it had a carriage return in a
    dimension, which can be seen in the text input field on the edit bar as a
    square symbol. By copying and pasting this symbol, I've been able to put
    carriage returns that work in dimensions in my .skf drawings (AS7). I've
    spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to do it without the copy and
    paste procedure, but no luck yet.

    Rob
     
    Rob2, Feb 17, 2005
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    Rob2 Guest

    Curiously though, this only works in dimensions. I tried pasting the square
    symbol into text using the text editor and it just shows on the drawing as a
    square symbol - doesn't 'return the carriage' so to speak.
    Strange...
     
    Rob2, Feb 17, 2005
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    Gadget Guest

    In an Autocad .dwg that somebody sent me, it had a carriage return
    It's an Ascii charicter, probably 010 or 013 - these can be inserted by holding down <alt>, typing in the numbers on the keypad, and releasing <alt>.

    Unfortunatly, all that happens in AS9 is that it treats it as if you have hit <return> {was the first thing I tried}
     
    Gadget, Feb 17, 2005
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    Rob2 Guest

    Does the same thing in AS7. I often use <alt>0216 for the diameter symbol
    and <alt>0176 for the degree symbol, but the carriage return remains
    elusive. Fruitless hours have been spent looking at character maps,
    searching the net, trying all manner of key combinations, etc.

    It's a bit silly when you think about it. The amount of time I've spent
    trying to solve this one would almost certainly exceed the amount of time it
    would save me.
    Doh.

    Rob
     
    Rob2, Feb 17, 2005
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    HARMLESS Guest

    Don't I know it, I have spent what seems like hours, just to save a couple of seconds. Sigh..... I can always just put some text underneath.
    Thanks
     
    HARMLESS, Feb 17, 2005
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    Paul Jackson Guest

    Hello

    If you can send me a copy of the dimension I may be able to interrogate it
    from within some tools I have for AutoSketch.

    Paul
     
    Paul Jackson, Feb 19, 2005
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    Rob2 Guest

    Done. I sent it to [email protected] Is that the one?

    Rob
     
    Rob2, Feb 19, 2005
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    Anne Brown Guest

    Paul's email address as it shows in NNTP is

     
    Anne Brown, Feb 19, 2005
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    Rob2 Guest

    Thanks. I'd sent it to info @ resolv.com.au (from his website) but I'll
    send it again anyway.

    Rob
     
    Rob2, Feb 19, 2005
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    Paul Jackson Guest

    Hello

    No success in getting this to work manually, however some old macro code did
    do it in V8, but unfortunately the code isn't available in 8.

    Paul
     
    Paul Jackson, Feb 20, 2005
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    Rob2 Guest

    It was worth a try. Can I post the file in 'customer files' for other
    people to use / play with?

    Rob
     
    Rob2, Feb 20, 2005
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    Harvey Guest

    Post it here. I don't believe there is a "Customer Files" anymore. At
    least that's what I've been told.
     
    Harvey, Feb 20, 2005
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    Harvey Guest

    Yeah, that's a clever way to do it, Rob. Once the square is copied to
    the clipboard, it's there until you copy something else.

    But it would be a nice touch if someone can figger the alt code, if one
    exists. Clearly it's available somewhere, because Windows recognizes the
    symbol.

    No?
     
    Harvey, Feb 20, 2005
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    Anne Brown Guest

    Hi Harvey -

    Always good to see your face <G> Customer Files still exists and
    can be used for all the various forms of Autodesk software.
    However... if you want, files under 1 meg can go directly to any
    discussion group.

    My usual reply -

    The Customer Files area at
    news://discussion.autodesk.com/autodesk.autocad.customer-files or
    http://discussion.autodesk.com/forum.jspa?forumID=126 is designed
    for uploads.

    Please ZIP your files if zipping will make them smaller. Zipping
    files is a courtesy to those who download the files. Not all of
    the discussion group users have access to high speed lines, many
    still being on phone modem.

    Also files smaller than 1 meg may now be posted in all discussion
    groups.
     
    Anne Brown, Feb 20, 2005
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    Paul Jackson Guest

    Hello Harvey

    The problem is that the code ends up as either a carriage return which exits
    from the command or as question mark for some reason. I can get it to work
    with ansi characters but not ascii and the ansi stuff is through a very
    devious method.

    But I will keep trying because it is possible. Just don't know how to do it
    manually.

    Paul

    PS hows the AUDI going, mines a bit sad at the moment. I want a new A6, but
    need to rob a bank first.
     
    Paul Jackson, Feb 23, 2005
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    Harvey Guest

    PS hows the AUDI going, mines a bit sad at the moment. I want a new A6, but
    THREADJACK: Yep, we want that new A6. It's $52K here. That's one hellova lot of
    "Hands On A House," no?
     
    Harvey, Feb 23, 2005
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    Al Lindsay Guest

    In
    The character is a line feed (ascii 10, ctrl j), and I don't think there is a
    short way of entering it.

    A good work-around is click on a dimension, go to 'Format Dimension', and paste
    the character into the Label Text field (under the Label tab) after the '<>',
    check 'Save as Default' and save it. When you next draw a new dimension the
    character is there.

    Al
     
    Al Lindsay, Feb 23, 2005
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