Style Editor: Dimensions

Last modified: May 18, 2018
More about Styles

On the Dimensions tab in the Style Editor you can create new, and change predefined Styles.

StyleEditorDimensions
The Dimensions tab in the Style Editor.

 

Component group

There can be one or more component groups to choose from, and what’s available here depends on which items are in your current drawing:

  • Dimensions: dimensions drawn from Tools tab.

StyleEditorDimensionsComponentGroup_65_eng
The component group for Dimensions.

 

Styles

Under the Styles heading all available styles are displayed, both your own styles and those that come from an external drawing. In this way you can share your styles with co-workers, by sending your drawing containing desired styles. When your co-worker has opened the drawing, he or she will save the styles globally and be free to use your styles.

The currently selected style is set as default for given component group. If a style come from an external drawing it is displayed after the style name as shown below.


Example of different styles

 

In the Style Editor there are four standard Style Tools:

 StyleEditorAddIcon Add new style: lets you add a new style, the currently selected style will be cloned and all settings will be copied to the new style.
StyleEditorDeleteIcon Delete style: Lets you delete a style, however default styles cannot be deleted.
StyleEditorSaveIcon Save style globally: If you want to use styles globally, i.e. in other drawings, you have to save the style globally first. The style will be saved on your hard drive.
StyleEditorResetIcon Reset style to default: Lets you reset styles to their default values.

 

Properties

For all dimension styles you can change the following properties:

  • Text alignment: Choose the desired text alignment.
  • Distance unit 1: Choose the desired dimensioning unit in the drop down menu. The dimensioning unit set in the Control Panel is always set as default.
  • Precision 1: You can change how precise you want your dimensioning unit to be displayed.
  • Distance unit 2: You can include an additional dimensioning unit. Select desired dimensioning unit in the drop down menu.
  • Precision 2: You can change how precise you want your additional dimensioning unit to be displayed.
  • Hide trailing zero: Lets you hide trailing zeroes there are fractions in the distance unit.
  • Arrow Head size: Choose the size of the arrow heads by entering a value in the input field.
  • Arrow Head 1: You can change each separate arrow head on your dimension. This means that you can have two different arrow head types on the same dimension.
  • Arrow Head 2: You can change each separate arrow head on your dimension. This means that you can have two different arrow head types on the same dimension.
  • Gap: With Gap you can add spacing between the snap points of your dimension and the dimensioned object.
  • End line length: With End line length you can choose to extend the end line for your dimension.

StylesDimensionsPropertiesField
Dimension properties.

 

Preview

The preview window lets you preview all the changes you make to a style. The changes will be displayed instantly and lets you see the result of how the edited style will look, as shown in the example below.

StylesDimensionsPreview
The style preview window.

2 Responses to “Style Editor: Dimensions”

  1. Doug Allison says:

    Is there a way to show fractions stacked?

    • This is something that CET Designer currently does not support. If it is something you’d like to see in our program, feel free to submit a feature request from the CET Designer Help menu! :)

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