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Dimensions drawing

janatem
Dimensions properties (arrow size, text height, etc, which may be set via menu Edit -> Current Drawing Preferences -> Dimensions) are measured in the same unit as all other objects in the draft.

This seems to be very inconvenient. For instance, having a huge object (here "huge" means a large number of draft units (100 or more)) and applying a dimension to it leads to tiny unreadable arrows and text on the dimesion line. So looks both on plot and print preview. Yes, I know I can change dimensions properties but this is just a workaround of the problem.

I suggest dimensions properties are to be measured in the same units as lines width (in millimeters in a case of metric system) and so we would have sane values relatively to paper size, not to model size.

The same suggession is for text inserting. However, it makes sense to have two kind of text sizes: relatively to the model (in draft units) and relatively to the paper.
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Re: Dimensions drawing

sp1der
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Hi janetem
You can submit feature requests here:
 http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=1433847&group_id=342582

Re - Dimensions, you can set up a layer with defined attributes such as Colour, Line weight and line type and  use this layer to insert all your dimensions. If all dimensions are all on the same layer you can turn on and off the dimensions when you like and modify all (or single) to suit!
Hope this helps
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Re: Dimensions drawing

janatem
Ok, I'll submit this to the Source Forge bug tracker on your advise.

Yes, I really kept all dimensions at a separate layer and I could modify their properties easily. But the problem is that desired "optimal" presets depend on such subtle things as model size. So it's quite difficult to prepare two different drafts with equally looking dimensions in PDF.
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Re: Dimensions drawing

dxli
font size, line type, line width should be measured in GUI space, i.e.,  in mm as displayed/printed