Change Display Text
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Location: Detail>Settings>Options and >Change

Use this feature to add text without having to alter the value of the dimension unless specified in this dialog.

 The Actual Value field will display the true value of the dimension in a read-only field (displayed when using Edit>Entities>Edit or Details>Settings>Change.) When a dimension is not edited, the text displayed in the Actual Value edit box should appear as the dimension displays it (i.e. if the dimension is to be shown in Feet/Inches, the value may appear as 12’ – 6" instead of as 12.5). The Actual Value field will always display the decimal representation of the dimension.

If different detail entities are selected for modification, additional panes are displayed in the dialog box, as they relate to the selected entities. Settings that have checkboxes by default will have "tri-state" checkboxes when the dialog appears in Edit mode.

  • Mixed – A mixed checkbox is grayed out, and contains a checkmark. When a checkbox is "mixed," the status of the setting(s) to which it is associated will not change.

  • Checked – Contains a checkmark. When a checkbox is selected, the setting(s) to which it is associated is enabled.

  • Unchecked – An empty box. When a checkbox is empty, the setting(s) to which it is associated is disabled.

Note: A check box may appear to the left of every field that has a drop box. This check box appears only when the values for that field are different in the details selected.  When the check box is selected, the field is available and allows you to set the value for all the dimensions selected for editing.

Display Text Dialog

Clear Local Options

Clicking this button clears any data stored for the current session in Detail>Settings>Options.

 
Prefix

Set a character, or series of characters, as the prefix for dimension text. To indicate a prefix, simply select a character from the pull-down list, or type the character(s) you wish to appear the next time a dimension is placed.

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Above > Example of a diameter dimension, where the word "diameter" is the indicated prefix

To include any special characters in the prefix, place cursor in the Prefix field, choose Special Symbol  button and pick the desired symbol. Its code will appear in the text edit but when placed you should see the actual symbol.

 

Suffix

Set a character, or series of characters, as the suffix for dimension text. To indicate a suffix, select a character from the pull-down list, or type the character(s) you wish to appear the next time a dimension is placed.

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Above > Example of a diameter dimension, where the word "diameter" is the indicated suffix

To include any special characters in the suffix, place cursor in the Suffix field, choose Special Symbol  button and pick the desired symbol.  Its code will appear in the text edit but when placed you should see the actual symbol.

User Value

If you need to alter the value displayed by default in details check on User Value and manually enter a value. This setting will be ignored in all cases where it would interfere with the true value for a given dimension (such as linear, radial and angular dimensions.) In such cases use Edit>Entities>Entity and choose dimension or Detail>Settings>Change to manually reset the value. Changing the true value of a dimension will be flagged in cases where Tools>Options>Dimension Associative values are set to do so. In order for the User Value to override 'true values' also insure that the Associative value not required is checked on.

Modifier

Select a modifier from the pull-down list.

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Modifiers will appear preceding the displayed text. Use the Insert Space after modifier to separate as needed.

Use Font Character when applicable
Special Symbols

You can apply additional text editor symbols to the Prefix, Suffix and User Text.

 

User Text

Checking this will allow additional text to be displayed with the detail. This option like User Value is best suited for Edit>Entities>Edit or Detail>Settings>Change.  Changing the true value of a dimension will be flagged in cases where Tools>Options>Dimension Associative values are set to do so. In order for the User Text to override 'true values' also insure that the Associative value not required is checked on.

 

Once all settings are entered choose OK to place, cancel to exit, or use the From Ent function. This last option allows you to get the attributes for the Note or Label from a previously drawn Note or Label. The 3 options refer to the level of information to be taken from the original Note or Label to be applied to the Note/Label being made.