Ordinate dimensions / text field coordinates



Hello guys,
just a small wish here for ordinate dim and text fields. Would be nice to control the appearance of the ordinate dimension the similar way as the leader dim. Sometimes is usefull to have an arrow or user block at the end. Especially in architectural elev. drawings. Or add an option to text fields -> taking coordinates from base point - which could be used in leader dimension. How does it sound? Is it feasible? :slight_smile:

Kind regards

(Pascal Golay) #2

@mary - can you comment on this when you get a chance? Iā€™m not up enough on the fine points of dimensioning to make a proper YT item.


(Mary Ann Fugier) #4

Hi Petumatr,
Thanks for letting us know.

I will log two feature requests.

  1. arrow on ordinate dimensions
  2. test fields for point x,y,z coordinates, possibly wired to work with the leader object.

I will post tracking numbers as soon as I have them officially in the system.
Once the developer has reviewed it, it should be available for view.

Mary Ann Fugier


Hello mary,
thank you for your reply. It sounds good, just a small note on taking coordinates. I am not sure how this item should exactly work, but i guess it will take the coordinates of World Cplane. Is there any chance to have 2 options? 1. for World Cplane and 2. for current user Cplane. It would be handy to deal somehow with this. Thank you a lot!


(Mary Ann Fugier) #6

Yes, Petr.

I would like to see options similar to the SetPT command:
I think the point to be be display is where the leader tip is located.
What do you think? Does that cover it?


Thanks for your input.
Mary Fugier

(Mary Ann Fugier) #7

Hi Petr,
Your two tracking items are:
New Field for Leader Point RH-41001
Arrow on ordinate dimensions RH-41002

The developer may contact you with any questions.
We will let you know here when the items have been implemented and are ready for testing.

Thanks again.
Mary Fugier

(Mary Ann Fugier) #8

Here are the links. When the developer opens them up for viewing, you will be able to follow the item though the process.
Right now they are private.

Mary Fugier


Yes! Very nice idea. I think this should completely cover this issue.

Thank you

Best regards


Can you make sure it works on detailing viewports as well as model.