Dimension styles

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Dimension styles

Postby ringstrom » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:09 am

Are there any plans to support different styles for dimensions, such as having slashes instead of arrows at the endpoints, or hollow arrows, etc?
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Postby michael » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:06 am

Slashes are not well defined for dimensions. But used in semiprofessional business, I know.

So, arrows are standard anyway. Well known and does not confuse people. The arrow within QCad works for most situations very well.

If you need different styles, then use for example different colors or line styles.

But sure, you can draw a special arrow by your own. And create a component, block, or put it in a library "arrows".
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Patch for slash dimensions

Postby jka » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:42 pm

Here is a patch for slash dimension. It should apply to 2.0.5 version. Tested on Ubuntu 7.10.

http://www.purske.fi/~jka/patches/qcad_dim_patch.txt

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Re: Patch for slash dimensions

Postby andrew » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:07 pm

jka wrote:Here is a patch for slash dimension. It should apply to 2.0.5 version. Tested on Ubuntu 7.10.

http://www.purske.fi/~jka/patches/qcad_dim_patch.txt

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Thanks Jukka.

Please note that this patch breaks DXF compatibility ($DIMTYPE is not a valid DXF header variable).

The current development version of QCad Professional has support for architectural ticks ('slashes'). It uses the DXF header variable "$DIMBLK".

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Re: Patch for slash dimensions

Postby jka » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:22 pm

andrew wrote:Please note that this patch breaks DXF compatibility ($DIMTYPE is not a valid DXF header variable).


Ok. Thanks for pointing this out. An updated patch is in the same location. I also removed the DIMANGLE stuff, the angle is now always 45 degrees.

And the old patch can be found at
http://www.purske.fi/~jka/patches/qcad_dim_patch.old.txt

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Semi-professional business?

Postby SFC » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:28 pm

The Architectural community that uses arch ticks (slashes) as the standard might take objection to your reference of them only being used in "semi-professional" business.
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Postby andrew » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:48 am

SFC: Agreed. QCad Professional 2.2 offers architectural ticks as alternative to arrows.
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