Rotated dimension

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Joe, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    I work at a cabinet shop and we normally draw 11x17 layouts. We organize our
    paper prints (shop and field install drawings) in 11x17 ring binders which
    bind on the left 11" end so the paper is oriented horizontally. Rotated
    dimensions read from the end of the page, which is OK because our title
    block is a narrow strip at the right edge to save space and also reads that

    However, sometimes the shape of a part or cabinet and the required scale
    demands that the page is oriented vertically, which is mostly OK since now
    the title block is at the bottom of the vertical page. But now rotated
    dimensions require *another* 90 degree turn of the page and the binder is
    now upside down to its normal orientation.

    Almost everyone - 20 employees... and the boss - want to keep 'Aligned'
    dimensions rather than 'Horizontal'. So my question is: Is there a way to
    force roted dimension to rotate to the left rather than the right?

    Am using Acad '02.


    Joe, Jan 10, 2006
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  2. If I understand correctly, you can try rotating the UCS before creating
    Aligned Dimensions, as this will cause them to behave differently relative
    to the model and paperspace. It's a bit of a pain if you are doing it a
    Michael Bulatovich, Jan 11, 2006
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  3. Joe

    Becky Guest

    You can also rotate the dim text by using _dimedit command (also in
    dimension toolbar)
    Use the rotate option and either specify an angle or choose by two
    Becky, Jan 11, 2006
  4. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Great! Both solutions work easily and are appropriate for different
    circumstances. I also wrote lisp routines and created button macros for both
    so what I need is only a couple of clicks or keystrokes.

    Thank you both.
    Joe, Jan 11, 2006
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