Visible dimension line when arrows and text outside in v6

In Rhino 5, when the dimension arrows and the dimension text were outside the extension lines, there was no line between the arrows. In v6, in this situation, a line is drawn between the arrows. Is there a way I can get the old behavior?

Hi Mitch - it looks to me like not - the drafting and dimension mavens are not available at the moment, but we can ask @mary - she’ll have a better idea.


Hi Mitch,
Good to hear the request again here.
In Rhino 5, the default behavior was to not draw the line.

Rhino 6 changed the default behavior to draw the line, with no control to override.

On May 1st this year, I logged it as a Wish RH-45814 for control over the line between the extension line if the text is forced or moved on the outside. on May 1st.
This was the conclusion. “For this bug fix, don’t draw the dimension line when arrows are outside extension lines.”

IMO I would like an option to control the line so a user could get the line if they want it, or not, if they don’t. Which do you prefer, more control or just back to Rhino 5 behavior?

Mary Ann Fugier

I can’t think of a case when I would ever want to have the line, so, personally, I don’t need the option. But I’d be happy to get rid of it either way - as the normal behavior or as an option.

Thanks for looking at this.


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Thanks for letting me your preference, Mitch.
It has been noted in the tracker item.
Let me know if you have any other issues that we need to get on the tracker.

Mary Ann Fugier

At the risk of continuing the discussion after we have already agreed, I wanted to mention that a file created in v5 with dimensions positioned to look good with no interior line does not look so good when opened in v6.



Hi Mitch,
I believe we have this fixed now.

I just tested in today’s build Rhino 6 SR12 2018-11-13 and it seems like it is fixed.
And this is what I get.

When you have a chance, test it in Rhino 6 SR12 2018-11-13 or later, and let me know if it works the way you want.
Thanks again for all your help.

Mary Ann Fugier