I’m not sure if these are going to end up being how-to questions or feature requests, but here it goes:
When you are creating a dimension where the text won’t fit between the extension lines you initially get something like this (if you’ve chosen to have the text above the line):
Moving the text to the right or left gives you this, with the arrows moving to the outside of the lines:
This is all good so far, except that our (ACAD) drafting standards specify that it should look like this:
What I can’t figure out, is how to make the arrows stay inside the lines, and in a perfect world, we would also be able to extend the dimension line out under the text. In the Properties dialog there is a button for "Arrows Inside always, but that doesn’t seem to have any effect.
Is this possible, and if not, could it be added to the wish list?
Related to the above images, is it possible to suppress the zero for small fractional dimensions?
Would it be (or is it) possible to set the annotation dots so that they can be printed without the bubble around them? Maybe as an option in the print dialog, the dots would still look the same on the screen. Again this is a style issue, the bubble doesn’t fit our standards, but the dots work great in the model for frame spacing layout.
In AutoCAD you can add an “Oblique Angle” to text, would this be possible in Rhino? We use 10 degrees with our text, Roman S, in ACAD. Italic would probably work, but you can only set it for text, not dimensions.
That’s it for now, I am just getting started trying to emulate our companies drafting standards in Rhino and these are a couple of things that jump out. Our CAD Manager is kind of a stickler and is not at all sold on using Rhino for drafting so if I’m going to try to do more 2D work directly out of Rhino, I’m going to have to come close on some of these issues.
Thanks in advance for any help.