DimAngle Needs a little love


It is really difficult to create an angled dimension in layouts without creating unneeded geometry, it would be really great if I could pick an edge and draw a dynamic line for the opposing side of the angle. I tried using the points option but it doesn’t seem to work very well.


(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi Don- what is not working with the Points option? Where does it break down?



For me, I often have to trace the geometry in layout space (and then sometimes hide the detail) to pull a dimAngle. It can be hard to get picks to work successfully while in layout space.

My other hope is you get the tick direction sorted out as well. It seems more often than not, the tick direction will be reversed (compared to any other dim) when pulling a DimAngle.



It just doesn’t seem to work.

(Pascal Golay) #5

Hi Don- this is what I see:

Does that make sense with what you want to do?



So, apparently when I hit the Tab key to constrain a direction it is killing the DimAng command some how. Seems to work as long as I don’t do that.


(Pascal Golay) #7

I am not having any trouble with Tab here so far…



Are you trying any of this in layouts?


(Pascal Golay) #9

Yes, there as well- clearly there is something you are trying to accomplish that I am missing with my tests.



Hy Pascal,
I was posting a bug about dimangle and layouts and found that this can be linked to this post.
Attached some screenshots of what happens.
In layout the reference points we click to obtain the dimension are offsetted to another place.
Probably the layout’s origin is offsetted than the viewport’s one…

(Pascal Golay) #11

Hi Lucio- I can reproduce this one- thanks.

Bug item, for future reference: